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.”
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).