Cinnamon Almond Encrusted Black Cherry Chicken

This dish has amazing texture and flavor and you’ll love the aroma of the cinnamon almonds as they cook with the chicken. Dinner and aroma therapy all in one!


  • 1 cup cinnamon roasted almonds (crushed)
  • 1 package boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • black cherry balsamic vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place chicken thighs in a zip lock bag and coat with black cherry balsamic vinegar
  • Marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Coat the bottom of a baking dish with extra virgin olive oil
  • Place thighs in the dish and coat with crushed almonds
  • Season with salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes
  • Uncover and bake for another 15 minute

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To give an extra zing of flavor drizzle the black cherry balsamic lightly over the cooked chicken before serving.

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