Almond-Crusted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

Almond-Crusted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus
Laurie Erickson


  • 1/2 Cup  whole almonds, chopped finely
  • boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 Cup  Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Pound  asparagus, trimmed
  • large sweet potato
  •   Olive oil spray
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste

This chicken recipe may only have seven ingredients, but it represents a complete and nutritious meal for two. This recipe is especially good when asparagus is in season in the spring, when the stalks are at their most tender.

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Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Lay a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface. Sprinkle the almonds on top of the parchment paper. Lay the chicken on the parchment paper. Coat each piece of chicken with the mustard and dredge in the almonds.

Place the coated chicken breasts on the cookie sheet. Lay the asparagus next to the chicken breasts. Slice the sweet potato into thin circles and lay next to the asparagus. Lightly spray the chicken, sweet potato, and asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Place the cookie sheet in the oven. Bake until the chicken feels firm to the touch and is cooked through, for 10-13 minutes.


Calories per serving:

563 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 42g 65%
  • Carbs 62g 21%
  • Saturated 5g 26%
  • Fiber 21g 85%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Monounsaturated 22g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 129g 257%
  • Cholesterol 345mg 115%
  • Sodium 1,686mg 70%
  • Calcium 344mg 34%
  • Magnesium 395mg 99%
  • Potassium 3,170mg 91%
  • Iron 12mg 65%
  • Zinc 7mg 48%
  • Phosphorus 1,563mg 223%
  • Vitamin A 1,324µg 147%
  • Vitamin C 17mg 29%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 81%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 110%
  • Niacin (B3) 51mg 254%
  • Vitamin B6 5mg 227%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 208µg 52%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 17%
  • Vitamin D 5IU 1%
  • Vitamin E 18mg 91%
  • Vitamin K 106µg 133%
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