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Almond & Quinoa Crusted Chicken for Easy Eats

this is so much better than fried chicken. Plus it’s naturally gluten free!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crusted chicken, healthy chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 477kcal
Author Alyssa



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Heat the oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium high heat.
  • Meanwhile, grind the almonds in a spice grinder or food processor until you have a coarse meal (not a paste) and combine it with the quinoa, salt and red pepper flakes in a shallow baking dish.
  • Coat the top of each chicken breast with 1 tablespoon of mustard. Place the chicken, mustard side down, into the baking dish to coat with the almond-quinoa mixture.
  • Add the chicken, crust side down, to the skillet and sear for 3 - 5 minutes until nicely browned.
  • Flip the chicken breast and transfer the skillet to the oven and bake through, about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and place on a cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 806mg | Potassium: 1097mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 31.4mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.4mg