Almond Chicken Recipe

March 9, 2016
by Merce Muse for Thrive Market
Almond Chicken Recipe

This easy roasted chicken recipe juxtaposes sweet cinnamon, raisins, and currants with spicy cumin and savory almonds, bringing a taste of Morocco to your kitchen. Plus, it all comes together with less than 10 minutes of prep—perfect for weeknight dinners! 

Almond Chicken

Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Zest of 2 lemons
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
1 tablespoon olive oil
Large pinch sea salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 to 4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup mixed raisins and/or currants
Large handful mint leaves


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking dish with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, stir together cumin, cinnamon, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss chicken in marinade. Let sit 15 to 30 minutes.

Place chicken, along with a large spoonful of marinade in prepared baking dish. Top with almonds and raisins. Roast in oven 15 to 18 minutes. Top with mint leaves to serve.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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