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Almond Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Level: Advanced
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

2/3 cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals Slivered Almonds, toasted

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup dry white wine

1 package (16oz.) mushrooms, sliced

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, divided

1 large clove of garlic, minced

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2/3 cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals Slivered Almonds, finely ground

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs, beaten

Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread almonds in one layer on ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Set aside.
  2. 2. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4-inch thickness; cut in half. Marinate overnight in white wine.
  3. 3. In skillet, saute mushrooms in 1/4 cup butter; about 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, parsley and lemon juice; saute 2 to 3 minutes. Add toasted slivered almonds.
  4. 4. Remove chicken breasts from marinade; pat dry and discard marinade. Season with salt and pepper. Place 1/3 cup of mushroom mixture on each chicken breast half. Fold in sides and roll.
  5. 5. Secure to hold with toothpick or skewer. Chill 1 hour.
  6. 6. Add 2/3 cup almonds to a food processor or coffee grinder. Pulse until finely ground. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to avoid lumps. Set aside in dish.
  7. 7. Dredge rolled chicken in flour, dip in egg, then in ground almonds. Place in casserole; pour 1/2 cup melted butter over breasts.
  8. 8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink and coating is crispy brown.

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