Seared Almond Chicken
45 Minutes or Less,  Chicken,  Dinner

Seared Almond Chicken

Chicken breasts – easy to cook, easy to freeze. I know I’ve said it before, but I can’t help but repeat it!

Seared Almond Chicken - ready in 15 minutes!

Last night I was looking for something to cook for dinner. Just getting back from vacation this past Saturday, and getting ready to head out for a business trip this afternoon, our fridge is (basically) bare. So, at times like this, the freezer can be your best friend – as long as you stock it properly.

Seared Almond Chicken

Typically you can find a good deal on a package of chicken breasts every couple of weeks, and when I see those lower prices, I buy a couple packs and freeze them, two breasts to a bag.  Sometimes even the packs that come individually wrapped (talk about easy freezing!) are on sale for a dollar or two off! Buy them.

Seared Almond Chicken

With cooking time under 15 fifteen minutes, chicken breasts are great for a busy weeknight. And, like you, I have a lot of those.

Seared Almond Chicken

Seared Almond Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, rinse and pat dry
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Preheat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and dried parsley. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl and set aside.
  • Lightly coat both sides of the chicken breasts in flour, dip in the egg mixture, then gently coat both sides with the almonds.
  • Add the canola oil and butter to the skillet. Once the butter has melted, place the chicken in the pan. Let cook for 4 minutes, flip, and continue cooking for another 4 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken and let it rest for 2 minutes before serving.
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    Last Updated on February 23, 2019 by Liza Hawkins

    Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!


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