Almond-Crusted Chicken With Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

This recipe is a complete and nutritious meal for two
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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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2
Servings
407
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
41g
89%
Vitamin A, RAE
27µg
4%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
60µg
67%
Calcium, Ca
62mg
6%
Choline, total
118mg
28%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
101µg
25%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
77mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
408mg
58%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
76µg
100%
Sodium, Na
437mg
29%
Water
121g
4%
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.