April 7, 2008

Sliced Lemon-Pistachio Chicken Over Greens

Tonight's dinner, Lemon-Pistachio Chicken Over Greens, is perfect for a weeknight when you need a quick, easy and healthy dinner. I've had this recipe in my pile of recipes to try for quite awhile, it's from the March 1999 Cooking Light!

If you have a food processor or even a mini-chopper this goes together really fast. If you are making more than one chicken breast you'll want to double the pistachio mixture. I don't think it would cover 2 chicken breasts pounded flat. I used one chicken breast sliced thin into 2 fillets and there was just enough breading to cover those two pieces.

The overall consensus was that this should be made again, and often. My husband really enjoyed it and opted to use an Italian dressing over it, I went with the simple lemon juice and EVOO combination that was in the recipe. I think either way it is quite good. My Oldest kept asking for more, which is always a good sign! He asked if he could help me make it next time and was thrilled when he found out that pistachios were in the breading since he LOVES them.

I'm happy I went back through my old recipe file and found this one. This was just so easy to put together and such a nice main course salad. It had a wonderful combination of salty and sweet flavors in the breading. If you check out the recipe you'll notice that the chicken is brushed with honey before coating with the breading mixture. It's really a nice change of pace from the other breaded chicken recipes that we've tried recently. You can even "beef up" this dish by adding additional salad "fixin's" like cherry tomatoes, sliced mushrooms and some crunchy croutons.

Pistachio Chicken over Greens

14 comments:

Steph said...

Oh that looks delicious! I could eat that every night for dinner!

RecipeGirl said...

Oooh I love lemony chicken recipes. I'll have to put this one in MY to-try pile :)

Happy cook said...

The whole plate looks so good.
Love the chicken done like this

Elle said...

That chicken is gorgeous! Well, the whole thing is, lol. Going to try this one--my husband loves pistachios!

Megan said...

It sounds so fresh and springy.
Pistashios are on the shopping list!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Anything crusted in nuts gets my attention! That looks great! I love to have salads like this when the weather turns warm.

Kate said...

I love chicken on salad greens, but I know its not a very "manly" dinner so I am super impressed that both your husband and son enjoyed it.

Vicarious Foodie said...

Just saw your pic on tastespotting--it looks great! I have a similar chicken salad that I'm planning to get to, only mine uses pecans.

Cathie said...

This looks just great. I always have pistachios around and I love lemon. I'm definintely trying it. Thanks for posting!!

Kevin said...

That looks good. I like the sound of the pistachio crust.

Jenny said...

Mmm, this sounds like the perfect dinner to me! Hope to make it next time I get some pistachios!

Maxfield Family said...

love your recipes! I need to add this to my blog....
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Thanks!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe....I am making this today. Looks soooo good!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

I made this for Sunday night supper and it was delicious. I could eat this every night. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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