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Pistachio Crusted Chicken

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Ingredients

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1 cup pistachios, chopped
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey
salt and pepper to taste
2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch strips

Nutritional information

459
calories
28.6 g
carbohydrates
34.9 g
protein
23.5 g
fat
497 mg
sodium
66 mg
cholesterol

Pistachio Crusted Chicken

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Medium

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If you are looking at gluten free meal that is also rich in protein, pistachio crusted chicken is your best bet. The recipe delivers succulent and tender chicken with thin and crunchy crust. The nutty flavor, Dijon mustard and soft chicken together make this recipe rich and flavorful.

The chicken is absolutely delicious similar to fried chicken because of the crusty layer. The following recipe gives you pistachio crusted chicken in 30 minutes and yields four servings.

Health Benefits

Pistachios are naturally healthy nuts. They are amongst the handful of nuts which are packed with essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, amino acids, fats, and dietary fiber.

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How to make Pistachio Crusted Chicken

  • Preheat your oven to 500-degree F.
  • Grease the baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a shallow bowl add pistachios and breadcrumbs.
  • To a separate bowl, add Dijon mustard, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper and combine until smooth.
  • Dip the chicken in the dressing and on the breadcrumbs to coat evenly and place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place the chicken in preheated oven while turning the oven down to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake till the pistachio coating is golden brown and the chicken is not pink anymore.

Trivia

  • 98% of the total pistachio production in the United States comes from California.
  • The National Pistachio Day is celebrated on February 26th every year.
  • History reveals that humans have been snacking on this amazing dry fruit for not less than 9000 years.
  • Pistachio is named as the “happy nut” by China. Pistachios are often known as “the green almond”.
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