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Jillian Michaels’ Almond Chicken

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Simple, flavorful, and healthy

Recipe Courtesy of Jillian Michaels

Packed with flavor and protein, this almond chicken is nutty and rich and comes complete with a satisfying crunch. Lemon juice and zest add a brightness that balances the dish.

About Jillian

Health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels is a bestselling author, television personality and the world’s foremost fitness expert. She has recently released the Jillian Michaels App - a fully customized personal training and nutrition plan that provides interactive workout videos and meals plans with recipes developed with registered dietitians and professional chefs.

 

Ingredients

For the Almond Chicken

  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 Garlic clove
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted almonds, toasted
  • 1/8 Teaspoon lemon zest, grated
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 (5-Ounce) Boneless, skinless chicken breast

Directions

For the Almond Chicken

Preheat the oven to 425° F.

In the work bowl of a food processor, place the almonds, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, rosemary, garlic and salt. Process until coarsely chopped.; the mixture will be a thick paste.

Arrange the chicken breast halves in a baking dish. Divide the almond paste and spread on the breasts; pat down to cover each breast completely.

Roast in the oven until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer reads 165° to 170° F, about 10 minutes.

Loosely tent with foil and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.