Crispy Almond Chicken Breast - Glendas Farmhouse

Crispy Almond Chicken Breast

Crispy Almond Chicken Breast
Crispy Almond Chicken Breast

Crispy Almond Chicken Breast

Prep Time 45 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 1 hr 10 mins Servings: 6


This Crispy Almond Chicken Breast offers tenderness and a crispy exterior with a savory glaze and almond crunch. If you long for this now discontinued Panda Express dish, try this recipe.

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For sauce


    • Whisk together the marinade for the chicken. Add the egg, 1 TBSP soy sauce, baking soda, ½ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper to a bowl and whisk well.
    • Cut the chicken into 2 inch cubes.
    • Add the chicken and coat. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator to marinate. Allow to marinate for 1 hour - overnight.
    • Using a different bowl, add the almond flour, all-purpose flour, rice cereal, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper. Combine.
    • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature. Gently shake a piece of the chicken to remove the excess marinade and then press the piece into the cereal mixture. Repeat this process until all of the chicken pieces are coated.
    • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Oil will be ready when a drop of water pops when it meets the oil. Fry a few pieces of chicken at a time - until each piece is golden brown. Do not overcrowd the skillet. Lightly salt the chicken pieces as you remove them from the oil and set on a rack to cool.
    • On medium heat, toast the almonds in a skillet. Stir frequently for about 5 minutes until the almonds are fragrant and light gold in color. Remove to a bowl and set to the side.
    • Whisk together the sauce in a small bowl - the garlic, ginger, two TBSP soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, cornstarch, broth, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper.
    • Pour the sauce into the skillet that you toasted the almonds in and simmer for three minutes. Stir without stopping until the sauce is dark and thick.
    • Add the chicken, almonds, sauce, and half of the sliced green onion to a large bowl and toss to coat the chicken. Top with the rest of the green onion and serve.


    • If you’re an oil saver, let it cool completely and strain before putting it in a container to store. Store this oil in a cool, dark place in your pantry. NEVER pour oil down your sink drain!
    • Air fryer preparation - preheat to 400°, spray the air fryer basket with oil, place a layer of chicken pieces in the basket. Cook for 4 minutes; spray again; cook for another 4 minutes. (Check internal temp to equal 155º.
    • Oven preparation - Preheat the oven to 425º. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil and putting a wire rack inside of it. Spray oil on the rack, and place the chicken on the rack. Spray the chicken with oil. Bake for 20 minutes.

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