bak, bak! happy chicken!

today i got to make my much anticipated pistachio crusted chicken. and i got no complaints.

i love pistachios. not only do they taste amazing, they remind me of my great, great aunt grace. i remember her always having pistachios on hand to treat her special guests. she had a little tin in her living room and she always let me dip my hands in as many times as i wanted.

for the crust, i combined pistachio, panko breadcrumbs, pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, fresh chopped sage in a food processor and mixed until the nuts were “coating size.”

pistachio crusted chicken

1/2 cup pistachio (i used raw)
1/2 cup panko breadcrumb
pinch of sea salt
pinch of pepper
1 teaspoon fresh sage
3 tablespoons dry white wine
1 lbs chicken breast, butterflied (place chicken breast on cutting board and with your knife carefully cut the chicken down the length of the side of the breast). sandwich fillets between saran and hammer until thin (i use a rolling pin).
combine pistachio and the next 4 ingredients in food processor and combine until nuts are finely chopped. empty contents in a shallow bowl and dredge chicken pieces
in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 teaspoon butter, add chicken and cook until crust is browned (about 4min per side; depending on how thick the slices are).
remove chicken from pan and cover with foil, letting it rest about 5min. meanwhile, deglaze skillet with wine, garnish chicken with “sauce”

i served roasted brussel sprouts and home made spinach fettuccine (the fresh noodles i acquired from my good friend’s source).

brussel sprouts

(2 servings)
preheat oven to 450°
1 1/2 cups brussel sprouts, cleaned, ends removed & cut in half length ways
drizzle of olive oil
pinch of salt
combine all ingredients in large bowl & spread in single layer on a baking sheet
place sheet on top shelf of oven and roast for about 10 minutes (or until browned)


About faithbenitez

novice cook, expert food lover and day dreamer extraordinaire
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