Almond-Crusted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

Almond-Crusted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus
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Almond-Crusted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

Laurie Erickson

Almond-Crusted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
38g
83%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
53mg
5%
Choline, total
107mg
25%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
70mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
375mg
54%
Selenium, Se
69µg
100%
Sodium, Na
626mg
42%
Water
141g
5%
Zinc, Zn
9mg
100%

Almond Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Almond Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.