Pistachio Chicken

  • 20/02/2012
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 45 min

Why not try a brilliant new style with these chicken steaks rolled in pretty green pistachios for a superb taste. A batch of stir-fried vegetables will serve as a perfect companion for this interesting combination.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Podravka Estragon mustard
  • 1 tbsp flower honey
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta universal
  • black pepper crushed
  • 60 g chopped pistachios
  • 40 g breadcrumbs
  • 4 chicken breasts (about 700 g)

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Combine the olive oil with mustard, honey, Vegeta universal and pepper. Add two spoonfuls of water and mix well.
  2. 2.
    Combine pistachios with breadcrumbs.
  3. 3.
    Rub the olive oil and mustard mix into the trimmed chicken fillets and coat them with the pistachio and breadcrumbs combination.
  4. 4.
    Arrange the chicken in a tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. 5.
    Bake in a moderately hot oven at 200 °C/400 G/gas mark 6 until the pistachio turns a light golden colour (about 30 minutes).

Serving

Serve the pistachio coated chicken fillets with stir-fried vegetables or other side dishes of your choice.

Advice

If using unshelled pistachios, reduce the amount of Vegeta universal as they are usually more salty than shelled pistachios.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 573 / 2.395 - -
Fat g 37,78 - -
Carbohydrates g 16,86 - -
Dietary fibre g 2,25 - -
Protein g 41,43 - -
Salt g 0,62 0 0
Vitamin A μg 182,20 5 4
Vitamin D μg 22,43 11 11
Niacin mg 26,06 186 130
Pantothenic acid mg 1,62 23 23
Potassium mg 590,88 16 16
Calcium mg 69,82 7 7
Phosphorous mg 399,48 50 50

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)