Chicken Beer Bake with Almonds makes quick work of weeknight dinners. Tender and meaty chicken breasts bake in a mildly flavored beer sauce and then are topped with crunchy almonds.
This Chicken Beer Bake with Almonds is a recipe I used to make on regular rotation when my husband and I were newly married and I was a novice cook.
Combined, it's got everything that we both love, chicken, soy sauce, prepared cream of chicken soup, almonds, and BEER! Plus it is super easy to make!!
- The ingredients
- Kitchen tools and equipment needed
- Why this recipe works
- How long does this chicken breast recipe take from start to dinner
- What is the proper internal temperature for cooked chicken
- Can low sodium soup and soy sauce be used
- Sides to serve alongside this easy chicken dish
- Printable Recipe Card
- chicken breasts
- cream of chicken soup
- soy sauce
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
Kitchen tools and equipment needed
- medium mixing bowl
- large skillet
- 8 x 8 baking dish
- cooking spray
- slotted spatula or tongs
- kitchen timer
- garlic press (optional)
- can opener
- instant read thermometer
Why this recipe works
That's why, after all these years, we still look forward to having it for dinner. The only difference now is that we just don't have it nearly as often! 🙂
How long does this chicken breast recipe take from start to dinner
Approximately 50 minutes but 75% of that time is when the oven is doing all the work.
The hand's-on time (approximately 7-10 minutes) is for browning the chicken breasts which seals in the flavor and juices for when it goes into the oven to finish cooking.
What is the proper internal temperature for cooked chicken
165 degrees on an instant read thermometer is what you're shooting for when it comes to properly cooked chicken.
Another way to tell if chicken is completely cooked (without using a thermometer) is to pierce the thickest part of a breast with a knife (to the center) and if the juices run completely clear (with no pink tinge), it is fully cooked and ready to eat.
This makes me hungry just looking at it! Grab a fork and dig in you guys!
Can low sodium soup and soy sauce be used
Yes. I do that, but you certainly don't have to.
If you do use the full sodium soy sauce, please cut back on the amount of kosher salt called for to season the chicken before browning
Sides to serve alongside this easy chicken dish
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Crunchy, healthy, and completely addictive. This Sunflower Crunch Kale and Cabbage Salad has it ALL going on!! Dig in! You're going to love this colorful salad!
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Printable Recipe Card
Chicken Beer Bake with Almonds
- can opener optional
- bottle opener optional
- 4 6 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts patted dry
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce (low-sodium preferred)
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 can (or bottle) beer your favorite variety
- 1 cup sliced almonds more if desired
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large skillet over medium/high heat, brown the chicken on both sides in the oil.
- Transfer the browned chicken to an oven-safe 8" x 8" casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Whisk together the soup, soy sauce, beer, and garlic in a medium-sized bowl and pour the mix evenly over the browned chicken in the casserole dish.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes..
- Remove the casserole from the oven and top with sliced almonds. Return the chicken back into the oven and continue cooking until an instant read thermometer reads 165- degrees (approximately 5-10 minutes).
- Remove, cool slightly, and serve.
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