Whole30 + Keto Rosemary Almond Crusted Chicken
Whole30 + Keto Rosemary Almond Crusted Chicken Recipe – quick and healthy chicken breasts coated in a crunchy, savory rosemary almond crust. Paleo, low carb, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.
Chicken is better with a crunchy topping, agreed?
Usually, it’s with flour and not-so-good-for-you ingredients. But this whole30 + keto rosemary almond crusted chicken gives you tons of crunch but low carb!
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Ingredients in Whole30 + Keto Rosemary Almond Crusted Chicken
There’s obviously rosemary and almonds, which you grind up into a crumb using your food processor.
Then you toast it all in a skillet with ghee, shallots and pork panko.
Dredging the Chicken
To get the coating to adhere, I dredge the chicken in almond flour, then egg wash, then in the rosemary almond mixture.
Baking the Chicken
The oven does all the work for you! Just put the dredged chicken breasts on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes until cooked through.
Your house is going to smell amazing!
Using Other Nuts
You could really substitute any nut for almonds. I’ve made this before with walnuts, pecans, even pistachios! Whatever nut I have on hand. But I must say, almonds are my favorite. Can’t beat that crunch!
To make this the easiest dinner ever, roast off the some vegetables too! I love this with roasted broccoli and roasted cauliflower.
Rosemary Almond Crusted Chicken
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I get my chicken from ButcherBox, which I highly recommend)
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, stems removed
- 4 tablespoons ghee, or olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil
- 1 medium shallot, minced (could sub half a small onion)
- 1 cup pork panko
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees with the oven rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside.
- In a food processor, chop the almonds and rosemary until they resemble course crumbs. Set aside.
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the ghee, then cook the shallot until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the rosemary almond mixture, pork panko, and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown. About 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate.
- Set up your dredging station. Have 1 plate with the almond flour, another plate with the beaten eggs, and the 3rd plate with the toasted rosemary almond mixture. Dredge the chicken in the almond flour, then in the egg, then in the rosemary almond mixture. Press well to adhere the rosemary almond mixture to the chicken. Transfer the chicken to the parchment lined baking sheet, and repeat with the remaining chicken.
- Bake the chicken in the oven until the internal temperature is 165 degrees, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.
More Chicken Recipes
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Chicken and Mushroom Fricassee
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21 Comments on “Whole30 + Keto Rosemary Almond Crusted Chicken”
I have a family member with an wheat and almond allergy. Can you substitute with cashew and rice flour or tapioca flour?
Great question! I haven’t tried it, but rice flour should work. I’ve actually never done any experimenting with rice flour since it isn’t keto-friendly. I know for sure pork rind panko would be a great swap out for almond flour!
Cashews would work! Or pecans or pistachios would be a great swap out also.
If you try this and it works I would love to hear the substitutions you did with success!
We do not eat pork in our house. Do you have any thoughts on a good sub for the pork panko? I am thinking perhaps I could blitz up some plantain chips to a panko size. I have used them as chicken breading in the past. But I appreciate any thoughts you have as to other subs! Thanks for all of your delicious recipes!
Hi Sam – I have never tried grinding up plantain chips, so I can’t say for sure if that would work. It sounds like a fantastic idea! I would probably use almond flour. I am so happy you enjoy my recipes! Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely delicious, and is a great changeup from standard panko breaded chicken.
So glad to hear you liked it Eric! Thank you!
Amazing! A favorite in our house.
Thanks Jane! I’m so glad you like it! Means the world!
i have tried this yesterday and it was so delicious..i also added some walnuts and cashews along with almonds that enhanced its flavor..thanks for sharing
That sounds delicious! I want to try adding in walnuts and cashews like you did next time I make this!
Bahahah!!!! This is the best post ever Natalie. why is it that all the crazy comes out of people when they are having a baby? Or in these people’s case, the idiocy and farting comes out. lol!!
Whoa… this chicken looks amazing!!
Also, that class sounds hilarious! Although, I feel like I would be more freaked out than that guy after watching a video like that.
Your classes sound hilarious! You and Shawn sound like the cutest couple around :) And this chicken sounds fabulous!! That crust is everything I want and more.
Haha your class sounds like a hoot! Ours were actually pretty boring – I think the most excitement we had was a heated debate between two couples who had opposing opinions on whether they should find out if they were going to have a boy or a girl. Ah good times :) Love this chicken! It looks so crunchy and delicious!
I never got to go to childbirth classes, and now I feel like I missed out!! I got a good laugh over those stories! This chicken looks SO easy and delicious! I love that crunchy coating!
Okay, I was totally cracking up at your birthing class stories. That is so hilarious! I feel like even if you didn’t get anything out of the class, it would be worth going just for the entertainment value!! This chicken looks to die for – I love finding new ways to make plain old chicken super yummy and interesting!
Oh goodness…birth classes. Those and hospital tours really give you an up close and personal look at people, don’t they? This chicken looks so good! That crust…yum!
OMG friend, your parenting classes are as funny as mine. Me and my husband just laugh all the time. I loved to hear your stories and I was planing to write a post to talk a little bit about it too.
And what is this crust??? This looks AWESOME! This looks so crispy and tender and delicious and everything gooooooooood! Love this recipe! xoxo
Hahahahaha! Oh my gosh, what a crowd! When I start giggling I CANNOT stop. I can only imagine what I would have been like in there too! I am loving this chicken, Nat! That thick crust is to die for!
Oh my, Natalie! No shortage of episodes to make you two laugh! I bet y’all anticipate what’s next during class… who will do what! LOL! It’s like anticipation in a movie… and laughter is so good for you, and your little guy feels the joy too! I love your rosemary almond crust… Just delicious!
Oh my goodness!! Haha! I love all your birth class stories, girl! Seriously cracking up over here. :D And this chicken? Um how did you know that almonds and rosemary is one of my FAV combos?? Needless to say, this chicken is so happening!