*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Almond-Crusted Chicken Breasts
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  cups          sliced almonds -- lightly toasted
    4                    boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
                         salt and pepper
      1/4  cup           all-purpose flour
    1                    egg -- beaten with 2 tsp.
                         water
      1/4  cup           butter -- melted
    1      teaspoon      lemon juice
    1 1/2  teaspoons     chopped fresh basil -- or 1/2 tsp. dried
 
      With hands, lightly crush almonds into small pieces; reserve.
 Lightly flatten chicken breasts. Season with salt and pepper. Dredge
 chicken in flour. Pat off excess flour. Dip chicken in beaten egg. Press
 each chicken breast in almonds, covering chicken well. Place on buttered
 baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is
 just firm and almonds are golden. Meanwhile, combine butter, lemon
 juice, and basil. Drizzle over cooked chicken breasts.
 
 
 
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