Monday, September 6, 2010

Almond Crusted Chicken with Orange Glaze

I made this dinner the other night, and it was fantastic! I was excited to blog it, turned the computer on, and lo and behold, the hard drive was DEAD. ARGH! So I've been computer-less for a while now, and I have plenty of posts to catch up on. So I'll start where I should have started a few weeks ago.For the chicken:
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Nonstick cooking spray

For the sauce:
1/2 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp. orange marmalade
1 Tsp. ginger

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat olive oil in large skillet on stovetop.

In food processor, chop almonds and bread crumbs until fine and combined. Empty processor bowl into larger bowl. Dredge chicken through egg, then through almond-bread crumb mixture. Cook in skillet until almond crust browns slightly, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and back for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until cooked through.

While chicken is baking, make the sauce. In a small saucepan, combine ingredients over medium heat until sauce thickens. (If necessary, add 1/2 tsp. cornstarch to help thicken.) Pour sauce over chicken to serve.

Adapted from the Food Network

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