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Cavegirl Bakes: Blue Diamond Honey Chipotle Chicken

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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:

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Juicy. Rich. Full of interesting flavor. Paired with awesome sides (like Pineapple Coconut Slaw and Honey-Cayenne Roasted Sweet Potatoes).

Today’s recipe flavor is honey, and it comes courtesy of Blue Diamond Almonds, which sent me this duo a few weeks back through their Tastemakers ambassador program:

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

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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.

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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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3 Responses

  1. I’m wondering if I can just fly over for a workout and lunch… seems like the only logical solution. #looksgreat

  2. […] Honey Chipotle Crunch Chicken (Badass Fitness) – Since I have my own kitchen now, I’m excited to experiment with different dishes. Can’t wait to try this one! […]

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