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 21g 32%
  • Carbs 31g 10%
  • Saturated 3g 13%
  • Fiber 11g 43%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 64g 129%
  • Cholesterol 172mg 57%
  • Sodium 843mg 35%
  • Calcium 172mg 17%
  • Magnesium 198mg 49%
  • Potassium 1,585mg 45%
  • Iron 6mg 32%
  • Zinc 4mg 24%
  • Phosphorus 782mg 112%
  • Vitamin A 662µg 74%
  • Vitamin C 9mg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 41%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 55%
  • Niacin (B3) 25mg 127%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 114%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 104µg 26%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 8%
  • Vitamin D 2IU 1%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 46%
  • Vitamin K 53µg 66%
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