Citrus Glazed Chicken with Toasted Almonds Recipe

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citrus glazed chicken with toasted almonds

If you like lemon, or orange chicken, you have to give this Citrus Glazed Chicken with Toasted Almonds Recipe a try. There is a definite orange flavor in this recipe, and the use of the toasted almonds as a garnish makes this a unique and delicious dish. Watch the almonds close when you toast them because they go from brown to burnt very quickly. The original recipe calls for “Splenda” as the sweetener but you can use any brand you prefer including plain sugar.

If you like lemon or orange chicken put this recipe on the supper menu; it’s really good. Enjoy


Citrus Glazed Chicken with Toasted Almonds Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons concentrated frozen orange juice divided (thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/ 2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons Splenda (or other brand of sweetener)
  • 1½ teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (stemmed and chopped)
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds (roasted)
  • Preheat oven to 425F. (This is a good time to toast the almonds)
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. (This is a good time to toast the almonds)
  2. Place the chicken on a foil lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Using a basting brush; brush the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the orange juice.
  3. Bake the chicken on the center rack for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is done. (165F)
  4. While chicken is cooking in a small sauce pan mix together the rest of the orange juice concentrate, lemon juice, and then in a small bowl mix together the sweetener, cornstarch and broth. Add the broth mixture to the sauce pan with the lemon juice and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture starts to thicken. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the butter, chives, and parsley.
  5. Pour the sauce over the chicken and garnish with the toasted almonds.

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