Pistachio Chicken

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

Why not try a brilliant new style 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 mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta Chicken stock powder
  • 2 tbsp water
  • black ground pepper
  • 60 g chopped pistachios
  • 40 g breadcrumbs
  • 4 chicken breasts (about 700 g), cut into fillets

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 200 ° C.
  2. 2.
    Combine olive oil with mustard, honey, Vegeta Chicken stock and pepper. Add 2 tablespoons of water and mix well.
  3. 3.
    Combine pistachios with breadcrumbs.
  4. 4.
    Rub the olive oil and mustard mix into the trimmed chicken fillets and coat them with the pistachio and breadcrumbs combination.
  5. 5.
    Arrange the chicken in a tray lined with baking paper.
  6. 6.
    Bake in a moderately hot oven at 200 °C until the pistachio becomes light golden in colour (about 30 minutes).

Serving

Pistachio chicken serves well with stir-fried vegetables.

Tip

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

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 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 - -
Sodium 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.)