Chicken Almond

This is one of my mom’s favorite recipes, and it’s also a great dish for company! It’s quite elegant, and can be served with a really nice Caesar or Balsamic salad and steamed fresh green beans or whatever veggie side you wish. For a full meal I love to serve it with Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice mix, this pairs super well with the chicken flavors!

Chicken Almond

An elegant chicken dish perfect for company
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 people


  • 6-8 chicken breasts
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use a little more than this)
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds (divided)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs


  • Simmer chicken breasts in water with seasoning OR I also like to throw them in the crockpot (my quickest way to cook chicken) with some chicken broth and seasoning till tender
  • You can either chop the breasts into chunks or place them whole into a shallow, greased baking dish
  • Cover breasts with 1/2 cup sliced almonds and the can of water chestnuts
  • Mix together cream of chicken soup and mayonnaise (I add quite a bit more of the mayonnaise than is called for to the sauce but I like it thick and rich)
  • Pour over the covered breasts
  • Top with the grated cheese, remainder of almonds and bread crumbs to suit
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees



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