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Almond Milk Chicken Recipe

Almond milk chicken is creamy comfort food at it’s best. It’s an easy naturally dairy free dinner that everyone loves so it’s perfect for entertaining!
Course *Easy Entertaining Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipe, chicken, almond chicken, almond milk chicken, dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Dani Meyer


  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups unsweetened original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 5-10 cloves garlic whole with skin removed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • handful of parsley
  • Juice from 1/2 a large lemon or 1 small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Serve with: parsley lemon slices and rice.


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. In an oven-safe pan sear the chicken thighs in olive oil until nicely browned.
    3. Add almond milk, garlic, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, a handful of parsley and salt and pepper to the pan. Bring to boil.
    4. Place in oven and cook for 25-30 minutes. Or for up to an hour in a 300-degree oven.
    5. Remove cinnamon stick, parsley and bay leaf from pan. Remove chicken to plate.
    6. Squeeze lemon juice into a cup and add cornstarch to it and a bit of hot liquid. Whisk quickly to incorporate so it does not form lumps. Whisk into the sauce. Boil the sauce for 1-2 minutes until nicely thickened. Season to taste.
    7. Replace chicken and serve with parsley, lemon slices, and rice.