Chicken Almond (from The Nut Tree Restaurant) Recipe

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45 mins (prep 20, cooking 25)
18 ingredients
6 servings
My favorite entrée at the Nut Tree Restaurant (before it closed in ‘96) near Vacaville CA was Chicken Almond. (The gift shop at The Nut Tree sold the restaurant’s most popular recipes, which is how I came by them.) This makes a good summertime recipe because it’s a one-skillet meal that cooks in a flash and won’t heat up the kitchen. I have stayed fairly close to the original recipe, but did take some liberties that I thought would enhance it, i.e., the original recipe called for French-fried blanched almonds, but I decided browning or toasting them would be better than deep frying. A few other recipe tweaks were made too, but all in all, this is that great Chicken Almond I remember so well! (Oh yeah, cashews would make a wonderful sub for the almonds!)

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Serving Size (180.9 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 321.95 Calories from Fat 63.63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.07g 65.26%
Saturated Fat 1.16g 34.85%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 55.19mg 110.38%
Sodium 740.67mg 185.17%
Total Carbohydrate 45.24g 90.48%
Dietary Fiber 1.99 g 47.86%
Sugars 40.81 g %
Protein 19.84g 238.06%
Vitamin A 308.07IU% Vitamin C 15.12mg%
Calcium 15.69mg% Iron 1.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole almonds, coarsely chopped celery, coarsely chopped onions, sliced water chestnuts, hot cooked rice