Almond-Crusted Chicken With Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

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This recipe is a complete and nutritious meal for two
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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2
Servings
464
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup whole almonds, chopped finely
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 Cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
38%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
64mg
21%
Protein
33g
67%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
629µg
70%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3%
Vitamin B6
1mg
54%
Vitamin C
8mg
14%
Vitamin D
0.9IU
0.2%
Vitamin E
12mg
59%
Vitamin K
53µg
66%
Calcium
196mg
20%
Fiber
12g
48%
Folate (food)
96µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
96µg
24%
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
189mg
47%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
58%
Phosphorus
523mg
75%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
1165mg
33%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
48%
Sodium
891mg
37%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
32.8%
Zinc
3mg
20%

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