This chicken is filled with flavor and very elegant looking. It always brings raves from my husband, a man not prone to rave about food, since he is an excellent cook himself. Serve the chicken with hot rice and top with sauce.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the almonds, and cook until light brown and toasted, about 4 minutes.

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  • Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper; flatten using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium meat; add the chicken breasts, and cook 1 minute on each side. Combine 1/2 cup almonds, cream, Dijon mustard, marmalade, and red pepper flakes with chicken, stirring to blend. Cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Serve chicken topped with sauce and remaining almonds.

Nutrition Facts

544 calories; 39.1 g total fat; 199 mg cholesterol; 228 mg sodium. 8.6 g carbohydrates; 38.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
I am a beginner when it comes to cooking and this was really easy to make! I did substitute orange marmalade for apricot preserves and I left out the red pepper. I also doubled the preserves to take away the mustard taste. It came out perfect! I will definitely make this again. Thanks!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2007
It's a good idea with great ingredients but I think it needs more marmalade. I practically doubled the amount & I think I should have tripled it. Red pepper flakes were a nice touch as well as the toasted almonds Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
I am a beginner when it comes to cooking and this was really easy to make! I did substitute orange marmalade for apricot preserves and I left out the red pepper. I also doubled the preserves to take away the mustard taste. It came out perfect! I will definitely make this again. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
I am a beginner when it comes to cooking and this was really easy to make! I did substitute orange marmalade for apricot preserves and I left out the red pepper. I also doubled the preserves to take away the mustard taste. It came out perfect! I will definitely make this again. Thanks!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2007
I forgot the mustard which made it "too sweet with an unanticipated aftershock of spice" for my husband. I think it was a nice subtle sweet/spicy flavor. Mine thickened up nicely in about 5-7 minutes. I'm thinking about using it as a barbeque recipe without the cream perhaps over a salad. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2007
Not one of my favorites. It sounded great and was easy to make for the most part. I did add twice as much marmalade and mustard since the only flavoe it had was sweet and had to add corn starch to thicken. We ate it but I will not make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
We like spicy food so we sprinkle additional red pepper flakes on top - SOOOO good! Sauce needs some additional salt but all in all we like this! We also used half-and-half instead of the whipping cream to cut some calories:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2007
It's a good idea with great ingredients but I think it needs more marmalade. I practically doubled the amount & I think I should have tripled it. Red pepper flakes were a nice touch as well as the toasted almonds Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2010
Not what I expected at all...it was very blah and not good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2010
This was very tasty and the sauce was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2011
huge hit with my boyfriend Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2010
Not that flavorful. Need to add more red pepper or something. Also need to let the mixture sit for 10 min after turning off stove. Sauce needs to thicken. Need to try again. Read More
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