Traci’s Test Kitchen: Baked Almond Chicken

I made a decision years ago to embark on the journey toward healthier eating. The philosophy I chose then and still believe in today is that of eating low-glycemic. I also chose long-term lifestyle changes rather than short-term diet fads. This has definitely been a journey of progress, not perfection! (If you would like to learn more about low-gi eating and the program I use and recommend, click here.)

I am a simpleton when it comes to cooking. I thrive in baking more than cooking because I am good at following directions, but not so good at improvising with a little this and that in the kitchen. In fact, when I began this journey I didn’t even own a proper knife. I didn’t even know that I didn’t own a proper knife!

The person who supplied me with the greatest recipes, resources, and support during my slow journey was my friend, Kendra. I am so thankful for Kendra and her patience with the pace of my health journey as well as her patience with my lack of kitchen supplies. It was so bad that Kendra would bring her own knife or peeler to my house, and then eventually gifted me my first set of “real” knives. I feel so professional cutting my veggies now!

Today’s recipe is one that Kendra gave me and it quickly became a family favorite. It fits my criteria of being simple to make with ingredients that don’t require a search on wikipedia.

* Note: The quantities of this recipe are not exact. I actually don’t measure and don’t feel like I need to. You can decide if you like more or different spices, more cheese, etc.

AlmondsBaked Almond Chicken

1-2 pounds fresh chicken tenderloins (This is my favorite cut of chicken for this recipe.)

1 cup ground raw almonds

1 cup fresh grated parmesan (not the stuff in the green can!)

Seasonings to taste (i.e. fresh ground pepper, thyme, oregano, etc.)


Preheat oven to 400 deg.

Mix all dry ingredients.

Coat chicken in dry ingredients and place on a non-stick baking sheet (or parchment paper)

Almond ChickenBake 20 minutes.


Do you have a favorite, healthy chicken recipe that meets a criteria of healthy and simple? Please share in the comments below or post to my Facebook page.

This extraordinary journey is tasty and fun. Let’s enjoy it together!

Be Extraordinary!