Tequila Almond Chicken

Tequila Almond Chicken

Prep Time: 35 Minutes Total Time: 35 Minutes Servings: 4 Servings Calories: 522 Kcal Author: Recipegirl.Com (Shared From Food & Wine)

This Tequila Almond Chicken is topped with a Tomato - Avocado Salad.

INGREDIENTS

TOMATO - AVOCADO SALAD:

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • 1 large avocado diced

CHICKEN:

  • 32 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1 large garlic clove thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1 tablespoon lime juice with the chile, shallot and 1 teaspoon oil. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the tomatoes and avocado. Set aside while you prepare the chicken.
  2. Using a meat pounder, lightly flatten the chicken breasts so they're all the same thickness. In a large shallow dish, combine the lime zest and 1 tablespoon of the lime juice with the tequila and garlic. Add the breasts and turn to coat with the marinade; set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. In a food processor, finely grind the almonds; do not over-process or the nuts will form a paste. Transfer to a large plate. Add the cumin and 1/2 teaspoon salt and toss well.
  4. Remove the garlic slices from the chicken marinade. Pat the almond mixture on both sides of each breast half to coat thoroughly.
  5. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil over high heat. Add 2 of the chicken breast halves, reduce the heat to moderate and cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 5 minutes.
  6. Turn the chicken and cook until browned on the second side and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Transfer the chicken to plates and wipe out the skillet. Repeat with remaining butter, oil and chicken. Season the tomato-avocado salad with salt and pepper, spoon it over the chicken and serve.

RECIPE NOTES
10 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints per serving

Source : https://www.recipegirl.com/tequila-almond-chicken/

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