Tree Nuts (Almonds)
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There's an old saying, going back to the ancient days of when we used to stir foods in cauldrons over flames: sometimes you want a nut for dinner, and other times you don't. Wait… you're telling us that's not a saying? And it's not old? Well, nuts. We want a nut for dinner with this succulent chicken crusted in smoky, salty almonds. We also want the roasted red pepper cauliflower on the side. And this meal is good on calories and carbs? You don't say.
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substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient
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You Will Need
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare the Ingredients
Coarsely chop almonds.
Cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces, if necessary.
In a mixing bowl, combine cornstarch and 2 tsp. cold water. Set aside.
Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.
If using salmon, sirloin steaks, or bone-in pork chops, pat dry and season same amount. Season salmon on flesh side only.
Prepare the Cauliflower
In another mixing bowl, combine cauliflower, pesto, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, half the chimichurri seasoning (reserve remaining for sauce), ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil and seasoning into cauliflower.
Place cauliflower on prepared baking sheet. Spread into a single layer on one half.
If using salmon, roast cauliflower in hot oven, 7 minutes. Remove from oven.
Roast the Chicken and Cauliflower
In another mixing bowl, combine panko, almonds, and 2 tsp. olive oil. Stir cornstarch-water mixture again to recombine.
Place chicken on empty half of baking sheet, and drizzle evenly with cornstarch-water mixture. Top chicken evenly with panko-almond mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
Roast in hot oven until cauliflower is tender and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 18-22 minutes.
Wipe out bowl used for panko-almond mixture and reserve. While chicken roasts, make sauce.
If using salmon, sirloin steaks, or bone-in pork chops, follow same instructions for crust. Roast salmon until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 12-15 minutes. Roast steaks or pork chops in hot oven until they reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 16-20 minutes.
Make the Sauce
In mixing bowl used to combine panko, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, remaining chimichurri seasoning, and a pinch of pepper. Set aside.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, spooning sauce onto chicken. Bon appétit!
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