Cavegirl Bakes: Blue Diamond Honey Chipotle Chicken
The following post is sponsored by Blue Diamond.
Whenever people say “Chicken is boring,” I feel like inviting them over to prove otherwise.
Yes, a dry plain chicken breast is boring. I ate plenty of those during a fitness competition several years back. But that’s not the way chicken is meant to be.
It’s meant to be more like this:
Juicy. Rich. Full of interesting flavor. Paired with awesome sides (like Pineapple Coconut Slaw and Honey-Cayenne Roasted Sweet Potatoes).
I’ve been snacking on the Vanilla ones, but the Honey Roasted Chipotle seemed best used in a savory dish.
Confession: Sometimes when I am falling asleep, or more specifically having trouble falling asleep, I put together workouts or recipes in my head. Yep, pretty much my two favorite things: workout and eat/cook!
Sometimes these “food visions” turn out; other times they flop. This one turned out!
SUCCESS for the Honey Chipotle Crunch Chicken! It’s inspired by those pecan-crusted fish entrees often served in restaurants. I love how the nutty flavor complements the fish, and adds tasty crunch. It’s just as good a combo with chicken.
So here it is. Paleo, gluten-free, just as good the second day as the first. I hope you like it!
Honey Chipotle Crunch Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts, skinless
- 1 egg
- 1 xx-ounce container Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Chipotle Almonds
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2-4 tablespoons honey
- Sea salt and cayenne pepper, to taste
1. Beat the egg in a small bowl; set aside.
2. Finely chop by hand, or use a food processor, to chop the almonds until it’s somewhere between a fine chop and coirse almond flour. Combine with the plain almond flour and season with sea salt and cayenne.
3. Dip each chicken breast in the egg bath. Then press the honey-chipotle almond mixture onto both sides of each chicken breast, coating well.
4. Chill in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
5. In a small baking pan, bake the chicken about 25-30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
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