Keto Almond Chicken Breasts
I love chicken. It was always my favorite source of protein, and normally, I eat it pretty plain. I’m good cooking it in some oil with salt and then dousing it in lemon. A few months ago I discovered this really good spice rub from Tom Douglas called Rub With Love so I would grill using that. But every way I’ve usually made chicken, it’s usually always pretty lean.
I had the fabulous idea to fatten up my chicken breast and bread it with Barney Butter’s almond meal, combined with Parm Crisps that I food processed down, and coated chicken first in jalapeño flavored Kite Hill almond milk cream cheese. It was fat-tastic and melt in your mouth and cut with a fork delicious!! I’ve tried making this chicken before with an egg wash but the almond meal didn’t want to stick as much. Cream cheese is the way to go! Now I’m normally not a dairy person… but I am a balance and moderation person. And I can really appreciate the presence of cheese when it’s needed. 😉
The best part: when it was time to eat, I squeezed some lemon and ate it with this freaking awesome artisan gouda cheese spread from Spicy Mo’s (you can find it at Whole Foods), and it was just the best winner winner chicken dinner. And super simple to make too! So grab these ingredients, and get cookin’! 😉
Keto Almond Chicken Breast
- 2 large Chicken Breasts thinly sliced filets
- 1 1/2 Cups Almond Meal
- 1 Container Cream Cheese I used Kite Hill Jalapeño!!
- 1 Pkg Parmesan Crisps, ground down
- Avocado Oil for drizzling
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Line a baking sheet with foil & spray with nonstick spray
In a flat dish, mix the almond meal & ground up parmesan crisps, adding salt & pepper & any herbs to taste.
Coat each side of chicken in cream cheese...it's messy but fun! Once they're coated, bread them in the almond meal mixture, pressing down firmly.
Drizzle a little avocado oil on each side of the chicken before baking.
Bake 12-15 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of chicken. Serve with lemon, or get crazy & find Spicy Mo's gouda spread!