Amaretto Chicken – Recipe Girl

This is a simple to prepare recipe for Amaretto Chicken that is very delicious and is perfect for a special dinner.

pan of amaretto chicken with spoon

Someone gave me this recipe many, many years ago. It’s one that I used to make for dates when I was in college. Everyone loved it. My cousin made it for her family, and they loved it too. So I guess you could say that this amaretto chicken is a good, repeater chicken recipe!

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🛒 Ingredients Needed:

  • boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • curry powder
  • all purpose flour
  • salted butter
  • sliced fresh mushrooms
  • garlic
  • Amaretto liqueur
  • freshly squeezed lime juice
  • low-sodium chicken broth
  • steamed rice, for serving (optional)
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✏️ How to Make Amaretto Chicken:

*The complete, printable recipe is in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and curry powder and rub in well. Coat with flour (reserving the rest of the flour for later use).
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter and brown the chicken in the butter on all sides. Add the mushrooms, garlic, lime juice, and amaretto. Stir well and cook for 1 minute.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the chicken broth into the reserved flour and add to the chicken mixture. Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes. 
amaretto chicken in pan

➡️ Tips and Substitutions:

  • Since the recipe has an “almond theme” to it using an almond liqueur, a sprinkle of toasted sliced almonds served on top happens to be fabulous.
  • You can use chicken thighs or chicken tenders in this recipe in place of chicken breasts.
  • If you happen to be following the Weight Watchers WW plan, you’ll find a link to the WW Points on the recipe card below.
spooning mushrooms onto chicken

Can you leave the Amaretto out of the recipe?

If you don’t have amaretto (or if you don’t like to use alcohol in cooking), there is a solution. This recipe calls for using 3 tablespoons of amaretto. Since amaretto is an almond-flavored liqueur, you can substitute about 2 teaspoons of almond extract for the amaretto.

two amaretto chicken with rice plated

❤️ What I Love About This Recipe:

  1. The flavors of curry and almonds are delicious!
  2. I love that there is enough of the sauce in the recipe to drizzle onto rice.
  3. Leftovers of amaretto chicken served the next day are pretty amazing!
amaretto chicken on plate with rice

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Amaretto Chicken

This chicken is simply delicious and perfect for a special dinner.

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: amaretto, chicken

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 339kcal

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Ingredients

  • pounds (24 ounces) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • steamed rice, for serving (if desired)

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and curry powder and rub in well. Coat the chicken with flour (reserving the rest of the flour for later use).

  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter and brown the chicken on all sides. Add the mushrooms, garlic, lime juice, and amaretto. Stir well and cook for 1 minute.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk the chicken broth into the reserved flour and add it to the chicken mixture. Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve over rice.

Notes

  • To prepare this recipe as gluten-free, substitute a GF all-purpose flour blend for the all-purpose flour, and be sure to use a brand of chicken broth that is known to be GF.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 339kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 41g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 124mg, Sodium: 847mg, Potassium: 951mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 2mg

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