Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Citrus Sauce


Chicken breasts coated in an almond seasoned flour and sauteed, then topped with a tomato/orange/herb sauce that could be citrus heaven! Elegant and unique enough for guests, tasty enough for down home cookin'!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 cups roma (plum) tomatoes, diced

  • 1 cup diced orange wedges

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh rosemary

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh thyme

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup ground almonds

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon curry powder

  • teaspoon ground turmeric

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup clarified butter


  1. To Make Sauce: Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute garlic for 2 minutes, then add the tomato, orange, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper and stir together. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes; remove cover and let sauce reduce for an additional 15 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

  2. To Make Crusted Chicken: In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the almonds, flour, cumin, curry powder, turmeric, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Coat breasts in flour mixture and fry in a large skillet with 1/4 cup oil and clarified butter for about 5 to 7 minutes each side, or until golden brown and cooked through (juices run clear).

  3. When ready to serve, place chicken on a platter and top with warm sauce; do this right before serving, to retain crispiness of the chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

577 Calories
43g Fat
17g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 577
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 28mg 141%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 734mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.