This recipe that Joanna Gaines shares in the Magnolia Table Cookbook is absolutely fantastic y'all! It has a beautiful simplicity about it and is packed with great flavor.
She hits it out of the park again with this quick and easy recipe, all while taking it up a notch as we have seen throughout the entire book. She has really taken great basic recipe and added her own twist to them and they all work, really well. On the surface this is a basic almond crusted chicken tenderloin that is pan fried with a little butter and oil and topped with some toasted almond slices. But the big surprise comes from the addition of the lemon juice. It's just a little unexpected but it turns the whole dish on its head.
The almonds, lemon and parsley all add their own individual elements, you get the fantastic nutty flavor from the almonds that you are toasting in butter and a perfect brightness from the lemon with a earthy roundness from the parsley that brings it all together. You can't leave any of them out, they complete the dish just so.
I served mine with the Fresh Spinach and Leek Risotto and let me just tell ya, they are the perfect paring. They have complementary flavors and if you looking for the right side dish to either of these dinner recipes in the book these are it. The only real note I can give you is that I went a little heavy with my lemon on my chicken, it gave it a little bit of a sour note, just a bit to much, so I will go a little lighter next time I make this. But the good news is that there will be a next time. Maybe just serve it with some lemon wedges and let everyone add to their taste.
My family really enjoyed this dish, leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought of it, I would love to hear from you.
Until next time, happy cooking!
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