Almond Flax Chicken RecipeNov 04, 2020
You order a quarter chicken (mixed light and dark meat) with honey sauce and salt and pepper. It arrives in a paper bag with deep-fried potato wedges, two pieces of thick-cut sourdough sandwich bread, and a generous side of coleslaw in a paper cup.
You can also use the bread as napkins.
Sounds like something for your free meal, as a reward for a week of mindful eating.
But this faux fried chicken is just as tasty and you can rotate it into your weekly meal-prep schedule.
Almond Flax Chicken Recipe
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👉4- 5 oz. chicken breasts
👉3 TBSP ground flax
👉1/2 cup almond meal
👉1 TBSP avocado oil
👉1 TBSP almond butter
👉1 tsp. lemon juice
👉1 tsp. sea salt
👉Pinch cayenne pepper
👉1 tsp. parsley, fresh
👉1/4 tsp. paprika
👉1 tsp. thyme, fresh
👉1 TBSP onion finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Take the chicken pieces and pound them evenly flat across the breast using a kitchen mallet or other heavy kitchen utensil.
Pour almond meal and flax into a small bowl and stir to mix evenly. In another small bowl combine the avocado oil, almond butter, lemon juice, and all spices and herbs.
Mix in a small food processor or by hand. Once combined add the chicken breasts to this mixture.
Allow the chicken to marinate with the mixture for 10-15 minutes to further enhance the flavor but the taste will still be great if you don't have an extra 10-15 minutes.
Remove chicken breasts from marinade bowl and place on baking tray.
Sprinkle half of the almond/flax mixture evenly across one side of all 4 chicken breasts.
Pat each chicken piece with hand to better adhere the "crust" to the chicken.
Carefully turn over each chicken piece and repeat the process using the remaining half of the almond-flax mixture on the other side of the four chicken breasts.
Place tray with crusted chicken in center of the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until an instant thermometer reaches 168 degrees on the thickest part of the chicken.
Savor the crispy crunchy tenderness.
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