Almond Crusted Chicken with Grapefruit Basil Salad

By ADW|2017-01-06T11:39:59-05:00Updated: February 10th, 2009|Diabetes Recipes, Poultry, Salads|0 Comments


  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided use
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs or whole wheat cracker crumbs
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pink grapefruit, sectioned
  • 1/2 cup 100% Florida grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 heads Boston or Bibb lettuce, torn (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1 pound green beans, steamed 2 to 4 minutes until crisp tender
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 435°F (220°C).
  2. Place almonds, flax meal and salt on a large piece of wax paper or aluminum foil. Mix with fingertips until the flax is well combined.
  3. Place egg whites in a shallow bowl. Sprinkle chicken with half the salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Dip chicken in egg and press into the bread crumb mixture to coat both sides. Transfer to baking sheet and spray the top of the chicken with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the topping is crunchy.
  6. Mix olive oil, mustard, basil, 1/2 cup grapefruit juice and remaining salt in large bowl with lettuce.
  7. Cut one half of the grapefruit into sections.
  8. Add grapefruit and green beans into salad and toss.
  9. Serve immediately with chicken.

Makes 4 Servings.

Recipe created by “Skinny Chef” Jennifer Iserloh.

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ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW takes a leading role in offering free diabetic education through Destination Diabetes, an informational component of the ADW website featuring tips and advice from diabetes and nutrition experts, diabetic recipes and more.

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