This recipe is a good change from your typical breaded chicken recipe and is a favorite of both child and adults. It has finely chopped almonds added to the breadcrumbs, which adds a nice crunch and a great flavor.
I personally like to eat this meal with a side salad and some quinoa!
4- 4oz chicken breasts
½ cup bread crumbs
¼ cup almonds, finely chopped
½ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried parsley (or 1tbsp. fresh)
2 tbsp. butter, melted
2 cups leafy greens
¼ cup cucumbers, sliced
½ tomato, sliced
1 tbsp. vinaigrette dressing
Directions. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix together bread crumbs, almonds, salt, pepper, and parsley. Pour onto a plate. Dip chicken in melted butter and then into bread crumb mixture. Place into a medium sized baking dish, and bake for 45 minutes.
Almonds are a great source of protein, monounsaturated fats, and fiber. They are known to aid in weight management and help prevent diabetes and heart disease. They should be stored in a cool, dry place away from foods with strong odors as they can absorb those flavors
Quinoa has been all the rage these days and for good reason. It is a great plant protein source and contains all of the essential amino acids, which makes it a favorite for vegans and vegetarians. Quinoa is a good source of fiber, zinc, and iron, all of which are especially important during pregnancy. It is also rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container to help maintain freshness.
Lettuce varieties can vary significantly in terms of nutrition To pick the most nutritious varieties there are 2 main rules to follow. #1. Choose lettuce varieties that are deeply colored including red, purple and dark green varieties. #2. Pick varieties with a loose arrangement of green vs those that form a tight head. The looser they are the more phytonutrients they contain. These varieties are especially nutrient dense so add these to your salad mix too: arugula, endive, spinach, and radicchio.