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Baked Honey Almond Chicken
Do you ever get an idea in your head that may or may not make a whole lot of sense? Well I had the strange idea of chicken crusted with honey and almonds the other day and decided to act on it…for Lover Boy’s sake! (or so I thought…) Now, as many of you know, I am not a big fan of chicken. I cook it once in a blue moon, literally. I know, I’m weird! Who doesn’t like chicken?!?
So at 4:30pm I loaded the kids into the stroller and walked to the grocery store to by some chicken. Once we got home I got started preparing this “idea” … Then I asked my neighbors if they wanted to come over for dinner! Lover Boy said I shouldn’t invite people over for meals I am “just trying out”, in an effort to spare their taste buds. Oh well!
I thought that it turned out as good as chicken can taste, Lover Boy on the other hand was not really a fan. However, he did say it may have been due to the fact that when he saw me preparing it – he thought I was putting sesame seeds on the chicken (not almonds) so he was expecting a totally different taste than what it really was. Oh the surprises at our house, I like to keep him on his toes! 🙂
I’ll let you be the judge!
Here’s the recipe:
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- 1c almonds
- 1/4tsp salt
- 1 tsp dry ground mustard
- 1 package chicken breasts, sliced into strips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Put dry ingredients into the blender. Blend into little chunks. This will be your coating for the chicken
- Drizzle honey all over the chicken
- On a large plate sprinkle out half of the almond mixture. Place chicken on top and sprinkle more of the almond mixture on top to the chicken
- Coat evenly
- Place on broiler pan. Pour about 1/2c water in the underneath part of the pan so your chicken doesnt dry out while baking
- Bake in oven at 400 degrees until chicken is cooked all of the way through (will depend on the thickness of your chicken) and serve with rice and broccoli!
What do you think? Does this sound gross or like something you’d give a try?