Marcona almonds that hail from the Catalonia region of Spain are larger than the American variety and higher in fat and flavor. These buttery nuts provide crunch and flavor contrast to the tart-sweet balsamic chicken marinade and the tangy bleu cheese.

USDA recommends cooking chicken to 165° F.

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2 tablespoons Marcona almonds
5 ounces butter lettuce
1 ounce mâche
6 ounces green beans
1 lemon
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 packet Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
1 packet honey, divided
1¼ ounces crumbled bleu cheese


large pot
large shallow bowl or large
resealable plastic bag (optional)
grill or grill pan
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon olive oil
kosher salt
black pepper