Seared Almond Chicken
45 Minutes or Less - Chicken - Dinner

Seared Almond Chicken

Last updated on May 30, 2023 by Liza Hawkins

Seared almond chicken is the perfect healthy alternative to fried chicken, crunch and all! And an added bonus is that it’s ready in fifteen minutes! Chicken breasts: easy to cook; easy to freeze. 

Seared Almond Chicken

Recently I was looking for something to cook for dinner after just getting back from vacation.

I was also getting ready to head out for a business trip, so our fridge was [basically] bare. At times like this, the freezer can be your best friend — as long as you stock it properly.

Seared Almond Chicken

Typically there’s a good deal on a package of chicken breasts every couple of weeks, and when I see those lower prices, I buy a few packs and freeze them, two breasts to a zip-top bag.

Sometimes even the bags that come with individually vacuum-sealed chicken breasts (talk about easy freezing!) are on sale for a dollar or two off!

Buy them.

Seared Almond Chicken - ready in 15 minutes!

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

Seared Almond Chicken
Yield: 4

Seared Almond Chicken

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

Seared almond chicken is the perfect healthy alternative to fried chicken, crunch and all!


  • 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


  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and dried parsley.
  3. Lightly coat both sides of the chicken breasts in flour, dip in the egg mixture, then gently coat both sides with the almonds.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove the chicken and let it rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 517Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 211mgSodium: 704mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 45g


Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

8 Comments on “Seared Almond Chicken

  1. This sounds very similar to an almond-crusted tilapia I make (except I usually add some panko to the crushed almonds for a little extra crispiness). Also simple and delicious!

  2. @Molly – I bet that would be perfect with tilapia!

    @Rivki – It’s totally quicker than takeout…not that I’m opposed to takeout now and again. 🙂

  3. Made this tonight and it was a big hit! Plus, mine came out looking just like your picture! Will definitely make this again for company or just for us. Thanks!

  4. @Patty – I’ll be making it again too. Loved the flavor…almost like fried chicken, but better. 🙂 Perfect for entertaining!

  5. Your pictures always look great. Chicken breast is a great staple to have on hand. I need to get better at catching the sales. Would it be weird to do a google alert on boneless skinless chicken breast???

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