Updated: Dec 14, 2020
1 pounds and 1/2boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenders
1/3 cup almond flour
1 cup almond meal
1 cup parmesan cheese separated
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon minced garlic
8 tablespoons melted butter separated
1 pound asparagus
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons honey
Optional: fresh parsley 1 lemon for topping
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Grab three bowls. Add the flour to one bowl.
Combine almond meal, 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, dried parsley, garlic powder, about 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Stir.
In the final bowl, add 1-2 teaspoons lemon zest, 4-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on lemon flavor intensity desired), minced garlic, and 5 tablespoons melted butter. Stir. Remove 4 tablespoons of this mixture and set aside.
Slice chicken breasts to the size of tenders (about 1 and 1/4th inch strips) or use chicken tenders.
Coat in flour, heavily dredge in garlic lemon mixture, and then coat in the Parmesan almond meal mixture.
Place on prepared sheet pan. Use any remaining Parmesan almond mixture and sprinkle over tenders.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes and remove.
Flip the tenders to the other side.
Place the asparagus next to the tenders and drizzle the reserved lemon butter sauce. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese over the asparagus and toss with tongs.
If desired, place lemon slices over the chicken (optional).
Return to the oven and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165 degrees F.
Meanwhile, whisk remaining 3 tablespoons melted butter, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1-2 teaspoons lemon zest, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and 3 tablespoons honey in a small bowl. Add some pepper and parsley if desired.
Remove from the oven and top with the honey lemon mixture and fresh parsley if desired and enjoy immediately.
Do not top chicken breasts with the honey lemon mixture until you are ready to serve so that chicken does not become soggy. Enjoy!