Pistachio Crusted Chicken
This recipe is so easy, and very elegant. Anyone can make it, and everyone will enjoy it!
This recipe is so easy, and very elegant. Anyone can make it, and everyone will enjoy it!
HELPFUL TIPS NOT MENTIONED: I've made this a part of our regular cycle for over a year now & feel lucky to have found it. Please do not substitute all cashews for this dish. I love cashews to death, but it doesn't nearly taste as good. In fact, I rated a cashew chicken recipe here worse b/c it doesn't compare. I use a full Planters Pistachio Lovers (6oz) can found next to the other peanuts at any grocery store and just remove the almonds (which makes a good snack while you make this quick dish..lol). I was skeptical about turning my oven to 500 & then moving the temp down, but it's amazing! Outside of that, I use italian breadcrumbs for all my recipes. Also, if you use the raspberry sauce from the "Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce" recipe, be sure to add an additional T of raspberry to thicken it (on stove and simmer until half evaporated: 1/4C seedless raspberry jam, 2T orange juice, 2T white wine vinegar. Then take off stove & add a dab of butter to make silky).Read More
I followed the recipe exactly. The first problem that we encountered was that the bread crumb mixture wasn't sticking to the chicken. Next, baking at 500 degrees is too high. The pistachios began to burn within the first five minutes. The chicken itself came our very dry. I liked the ingredients in this recipe but the execution was a different story. Adjustments need to be made.Read More
HELPFUL TIPS NOT MENTIONED: I've made this a part of our regular cycle for over a year now & feel lucky to have found it. Please do not substitute all cashews for this dish. I love cashews to death, but it doesn't nearly taste as good. In fact, I rated a cashew chicken recipe here worse b/c it doesn't compare. I use a full Planters Pistachio Lovers (6oz) can found next to the other peanuts at any grocery store and just remove the almonds (which makes a good snack while you make this quick dish..lol). I was skeptical about turning my oven to 500 & then moving the temp down, but it's amazing! Outside of that, I use italian breadcrumbs for all my recipes. Also, if you use the raspberry sauce from the "Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce" recipe, be sure to add an additional T of raspberry to thicken it (on stove and simmer until half evaporated: 1/4C seedless raspberry jam, 2T orange juice, 2T white wine vinegar. Then take off stove & add a dab of butter to make silky).
Love this! We all did. I had to tweak it as we are on South Beach. I used whole wheat bread crumbs (one slice of WW bread in the chopper worked perfectly) and I used sugar free maple syrup instead of honey. The maple smell filled the air as it was cooking and was heavenly. The chicken came out moist and the coating was crunchy and a perfect blend of sweet and spicy (not hot, just flavorful). Thank you for this quick easy wonderful recipe.
My family loved this recipe! Even my picky teenage daughter which hardly ever comes back for seconds..came back for seconds for this chicken. The chicken was so moist...I mean really, really moist. I used skinless chicken thighs instead of breast. I did change a few things. After reading many of the reviews, I made my revisions. I added 1/2 tspn of garlic powder and basil. I also added 1 tspn of onion powder and added it to the Italian bread crumbs since that was all I had on hand. I think it was a better choice for added flavor and spice. A hand full of reviewers said they didn't want to shell pistachios so they used other nuts..but shelled pistachios are readily available in cans along side all the other nuts made by planters and other brands in your local grocery. I put the nuts in my kitchen aid electric chopper...it was a snap. The raspberry sauce was really good and I too used the raspberry sauce thats featured on this web site "pork chops w/raspberry sauce." I followed directions for that except I added alittle corn starch to thicken it to my liking.
really easy and delicious! i took the suggesion of the other reviewers, and i made a raspberry sauce for dipping by mixing some seedless raspberry jam and some red wine vinegar, the popped it in the micro to warm it up. and i only baked it for 22 minutes. will definitely make again! Thanks for a great recipe! :)
Great recipe, the family gave it a 10 I used whole breast pounded and split in half. Was crisp and the chicken was very moist, will become a family favorite, not one bite was left. I also made the raspberry sauce and it accompanied it well.
Great recipe. I used 1/2 lb. of chicken stripes for my husband and 1/2 lb. of catfish for myself because I don't like chicken. I thought the crust tasted very good on the fish and my husband loved the chicken version. I bet the crust will taste even good on veggies. I only baked it for 15 Min. We will definitely be making this again !
I really liked this recipe but I did not use Pistachio's. I used cashews. I only found pistachios with the shell and I did not feel like cracking the shell and then chopping it so I used cashews which in my opinion was just as good.
Tried this recipe today & it was a winner with all the family - absolutely delicious! Served with 2 sidedishes, couscous and roasted veg (peppers, mushrooms, carrot, marrows). Used wholegrain mustard instead of dijon mustard & it was a definate 5 star all round. Thanks for the recipe, will def be cooking it again!
I was looking for a recipe like this and have not tried this exact one (yet!), but it is almost identical to the one I love to order at a local restaurant. They also serve it with a wonderful raspberry sauce - to die for!!!!!!
This recipe was so easy and so delicious, made exactly as it says. My boyfriend loved it too! I'll definitely be making this again. Instead of buying breasts and cutting them into slices, I just bought pre-cut tenders. I don't think it needs a sauce of any kind, it has a unique sweetness by itself. Great flavors!
This was just ok for me. It was a little dry and sweet for my liking. If/when I make it again, I will change the mustard mixture a little, prob decrease the honey and add a little more worchestershire sauce and let the chicken marinate a little to soak up the flavor. I won't change the crusting at all (though, hopefully, I will be able to find already shelled pistachios next time...). Thanks for a nice change of pace.
Fantastic! Made as stated and LOVED it! We got 10 chicken tenders out of this and with only two of us eating tonight-they were gone! I had to make more for my husband when he got home and he ate all 10 at once! We will definitely be making this a regular dish!
I followed the recipe exactly. The first problem that we encountered was that the bread crumb mixture wasn't sticking to the chicken. Next, baking at 500 degrees is too high. The pistachios began to burn within the first five minutes. The chicken itself came our very dry. I liked the ingredients in this recipe but the execution was a different story. Adjustments need to be made.
I changed to recipe with walnuts instead of pistachio, but it was still absolutely wonderful. The sauce is perfectly tangy and sweet at the same time. I separated out some sauce to drizzle on the chicken afterwards. Just perfect!
As a recently separated Dad. I have been scouring the site for great stuff. This was fantastic. My two kids loved it. I'm actually getting good.
This was SO GOOD! I took recommendations from other users and served it with the raspberry sauce from the "Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce" recipe on this site. I will definitely be making this recipe again and again!
Excellent taste and so easy to put together. I will definitely make this again! I had it with blackberry bbq sauce (from this website). I would have tried it with raspberry sauce, as others recommended, but I didn't have those ingredients on hand. I thought the blackberry sauce went very well with this recipe. Yum!
Really delicious - and if you use matzo meal, Kosher for Passover! Really good with Asian Chili Sauce to dip in.
This was a great recipe for my wife to try out. She's always saying she wants to learn to cook, and this was a great boost to her confidence in the kitchen. Very easy to make and tasty.
fabulous! i'm a weight-loss coach and i'm always looking for easy high protein recipes...this is awesome and even my 3yr. old will eat them! i made my own whole grain breadcrumbs but other than that i didn't change a thing!!
I did not care for this recipe. I will never fix this again.
i made this last night, using cashews in stead of pistachios (because that's what i had on hand), and used the raspberry dipping sauce other reviewers recommended. it was very flavorful and a nice change for me considering how often i eat chicken. AND i brought the leftovers to work, cut them up over a spinach salad with feta and turned the raspberry sauce into a vinagrette dressing... it's phenomenal!!!
Easy and delicious. I served it with the raspberry sauce, mentioned above, and with baked vegetables and cous cous. Instant hit!
This recipe comes out with a crispy delicious crust that I have not succeeded producing with with other baked chicken recipes. My fiance raves about this recipe and told his mother that she HAD to try it: Now he asks for it and helps crack the pistacios (eating some along the way :)). Though I made the rasberry sauce, the chicken did not need it and it is still sitting in our fridge.
Very good flavor! Definitely not a quick meal to prepare since you have to shell all the pistachios, but its so worth it!
This was incredible, I'm a big fan of pistachios but I never tried cooking with them until this recipe...it was difficult not to eat them while taking them out of the shells but totally worth it. My husband and son loved it so much they asked me to make it the next day too, and the raspberry sauce that's recommended with it was just YUM! This is now a favorite! Thanks for sharing!
My daughter and her friend loved this. I didn't have any Dijon but had some Vivi's chipotle carnival mustard and it added just the right amount of heat and sweet with the honey. I mixed some more mustard and honey together for a spicy dipping sauce. Really great.
Easy, tasty and the kids loved it! One change, I had no Dijon mustard so used honey mustard instead.
Made these tonight and they turned out great! I too was nervous about having the oven high, then turning it down. I started off at 450 then went to 375. My tenders were done in about 15 minutes. I did add probably about 1/2 tsp of garlic powder to the honey mixture cause I add garlic to everything! Tasted great. Also I used italian bread crumbs, which next time I'll probaby use just a tad less of so it doesn't over power the nut so much. Overall, incredible and unique flavor! I'll definately be making this again and again!
I made this recipe for my Independent Study class at my high school, everyone enjoyed it and found it quite delicious. Thank you!
Loved the flavor of this recipe. I substituted spicy brown mustard in for the Dijon mustard and it came out wonderfully. The only issue I had was that it came out a little dry for my liking.
5 STARS recipe!!! It is Delicious and Super Easy to make. A definite addition to our regular rotation meals. I followed two hints from other reviewers, 1- Used maple syrup i/o honey 2-Added some italian seasoning to the crumb/pistachio mix. My 3yr old is such a fussy eater and he absolutely loved it. He helped measure and mix ingredients. Later he wiped his plate clean in minutes:)
Used a food processor on the pistachios and they coat the chicken much better! Very good!
The hubby LOVED LOVED LOVED it. I used pork chops cut into 1 inch strips instead of chicken which is probably why it only took 15 minutes instead of 20. So good.
I'm a college student living in an apartment with 3 people with friends downstairs in another 4-person place. Occasionally I cook for them because I have a lot of fun doing it. This is one thing we all agreed was DELICIOUS and it was SO EASY! But, hard put to find pistachios, we used pecans instead and it was STILL really good. I'm going to try the pecan crusting again tonight on a bed of spinach with dried cranberries, carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!
So glad I found this recipe. It was delish and the first time I didn't overcook chicken! Worth shelling the nuts for. We will make it again soon. Thanks for a great recipe!
Wow! This was delicious! I happened to have pork chops thawed out so I tried the recipe with the chops cut into strips and it turned out great. I will definitely make it again with chicken. The raspberry sauce from the Pork Chops in Raspberry Sauce recipe on this site made a delightful dip but the dish is also great without a dip. Thanks for a new way to make chicken because my husband had been complaining about having chicken often. He loved this and asked that I make it again soon with chicken.
Great! Didn't have cashews so I used pecans...really tasty. Love that this doesn't call for egg! Chicken was SOOOOO tender, using the oils/honey mixture. One more change...was pressed for time sor I cooked on the skillet...4-5 mins each side...delish!!!
Had this for dinner last night and LOVED IT! Chicken was juicy and tasty! I used panko bread crumbs. I will def. make this again.
Excellent! Just made it the other night - it was hit for the whole family. I definitely will be making this again. Be sure to use a good mustard tho. I've noticed for recipes that call for a dijon mustard, if you cheap out on that, it will really have a negative effect on your recipe. Delish! Thanks so much for making me look good!
I found this recipe a bit bland and kinda boring-I think my taste runs a little more on the exotic side however,my guy loved it. I hope this helps someone.
Excellent dish. My whole family loved it. Didn't have pistachios so i used almonds. Flattened out breasts instead of cutting into strips. would have tasted great with a raspberry sauce.
Great recipe...my wife's new favorite! Made it exactly as listed, didn't modify a thing. Oh, and do yourself a big favor...make the raspberry sauce as suggested by others...it's FANTASTIC on this chicken!!!
One of the best chicken recipes I have ever made.
delicious..used crushed walnuts instead and it was yummy...have made it several times .also good to take on picnics as it is good even cold...
Delicious! I used panko bread crumbs which worked well. It was moist and tasty even without a sauce as some mentioned. I will make again.
Instead of chicken strips, I cut the chicken into nugget sizes. Shelling the pistachios was a bit time consuming, but totally worth it! I sprinkled the extra crumbs over the chicken before baking it and it made the dish extra crunchy. Delicious! Great leftovers too!
This recipe was great!! I used an egg and some ground mustard instead of the Dijon. I made a dipping sauce like others suggested but I used Fig Preserves mixed with rice wine vinegar and orange juice, simmered and reduced with a pat of butter added after it came off the heat. My husband said I should bottle the sauce!!
This was so good I didn't have the right kind of mustard so I used regular mustad and it turned out fine I also added a bit of garlic to the mustard/oil mix.
This was pretty good. Peeling all those pistachios is sure a pain though.
This was good! It had a very different taste than anything I have had before, but it was good and the kids liked it too! I also made with the raspberry sauce and it was a nice compliment. I will make again, but next time I will try and get the pistachios to a finer consistency. I put them in the food processor, but I think I will do it longer next time. Thanks!
I made this recipe exactly as stated and it turned out wonderful. My husband and I both loved it. It would be great to make for company as you can prepare the chicken ahead of time and cook just before it is needed. I also tried making the raspberry sauce as recommended by others and it went to waste. My husband and I thought it was too sweet and took away from the flavor of the chicken.
I liked this, as did my teens and husband. Moist, good flavor. I pounded the breasts thin as another rater suggested rather than strips. Agree that the dipping sauce (raspberry preserves and red wine vinegar) is a good accompaniment.
My husband said "Wow babe, this is company worthy!". I followed the recipe but reduced the olive oil a bit,baked for 20 miutes. Moist & yummy. Next time I may increase the mustard and honey just a bit.
This was an incredible meal. The only things I did different were to use Panco Bread Crumbs with Italian Seasoned bread crumbs. I did follow the directions of some of the other reviews and made a Raspberry dipping sauce. (1/4 cup of seedless raspberry jam, 2 tbps of each orange juice and white wine vinegar and reduced it to a medium thick sauce). I served mine with slightly steamed asparagus and vanilla glazed baby carrots.
So yummy. Don't need to change a thing. But I have tried Panko instead of breadcrumbs and that works, too.
Thank You..My wife and I needed a new way to do chicken. I made 8 and thank goodness I ate 2 for dinner, she polished the rest of them off the next day.
Just made this for dinner. Very easy and excellent dish! We will be making it again! We had no breadcrumbs, so we toasted up whole wheat bread and then chopped it up. Turned out awesome. Afterwards, we made a dip of Dijon and honey to drizzle over the chicken.
We thought this was great! I might use a little less butter next time. I took some over to my sister and she is still saying how good it was 2 weeks later.
I made this Pistachio Crusted chicken but didn't have any mustard so I decided to use Yogurt to coat the chicken then roll it in the crushed pistachio's. It was very moist and delicious. I've made fish with the mustard and it was delicious. It was raining and I didn't want to make a trip to the store for mustard. It works great with mustard or just the yogurt and pistachio's. PS You can buy the pistachio's out of the shell unsalted in the bulk section of your supermarket.
Love this recipe! Added extra spices to the bread crumb/pistachio mixture, and as I am not really a big fan of honey and I didn't have any in the house, I substituted corn syrup for it. That worked out great for us, we ended up with really juicy, flavourful chicken!
This turned out very good! I used a small, still half-frozen chicken breast and followed the recipe exactly. Came out moist and had great flavor according to my fiance. Will be keeping it!
Combined with Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing substituted almonds for pistachios, still came out fantastic! will defiantly use again! The Dijon and honey is a fantastic addition!
I took the advice of another reviewer and used Planter's Pistachio Lover's and it was to DIE for. I will def make this one again and again... and again!
A Keeper. The Dijon was a little too strong for the pistacho flavor. Next time I will cut that in half.
I didn't have pistachios so I used pecans. Very moist, and a little sweet. My picky eaters loved it.
This is very good but a bit labor intensive and messy and pistachios are expensive! It's very good but not worth the expense and effort.
This was fantastic! I did grind the nuts in a mill before rolling them and the texture was nice.
I loved this! As a vegan, I used Gardein's chick'n scallopini, and substituted agave nectar for the honey. I also didn't have to bake it for as long, obviously. It came out SO good! Anyway, I will DEFINITELY make this dish again and again!
This was absolutley excellent! The flavor of it was out of this world. I will definitely make this again!
This was so good! I used pecans as that is what I had on hand. I did not serve with any sauce. My fiance wanted the leftovers the next day! THANKS so much for submitting this recipe! It is a keeper!
Made it for mom and pop, pop being very picky and he cringed at the idea when I proposed it to him. Nevertheless I went thru with the recipe. Result? AMAZING chicken! AND pop loved it!!
Came out a bit salty - I have to remember to reduce the salt because the pistachios already have it in. Other than that, it was pretty good! Made some raspberry sauce to go with it - raspberry jam, red wine vinegar and some red pepper flakes.
Good, but a bit to sweet for my taste.
Thumbs down from the family. I liked it, but a bit mustardy tasting. Wouldn't make again...sorry!
This recipe would work with pecans, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts or peanuts. Substituting whole grain bread crumbs or even Panko would be great alternative as well. Alternate mustards could also be used. For me a recipe is a guide, never written in stone for what must be used, creativity & imagination only make things better. This is definitely a keeper.
My husband and I loved this chicken. I made it according to the recipe and it was perfectly moist. I don't usually care for honey mustard, but this was wonderful and we will definitely make it again.
My husband & daughter looked at the finished product and made faces. They put only one in their plate, tasted it and loved it! This is a keeper. I use 3 T Dijon, 1 T honey because we don't like it sweet. I also make it using parmesan cheese in place of the pistachios. Thanks Julie!
This chicken was great!!! Ididnt have dejion mustard so I just used regular mustard. I also used italian seasoned bread crumbs. I accidenly lost track of time so it cooked for 35 mins, but it was still VERY moist. my husband LOVED them and I felt bad cuz there was no more to give him :-\
My husband and I loved this. The kids wouldn't touch it though. Very easy to make. I cooked it in a covection oven at 350 for 25 minutes. Turned out nice and moist.
I have made this chicken numerous times! We enjoy keeping it as a chicken breast (not cutting it into strips) but pound thin instead. I also have used chopped pecans instead of pistacios. Excellent recipe!! One of our very favorites!!!
Easy quick affordable and tastes good! For my version I made skewers. When I made it I did not find it to be sickly sweet or "mustardy" tasting and the Pistachios get soft as they bake so their not jaw breaking crunchy and the nutty flavor is not at all over powering. I used the sauce as a marinade for the chicken and let sit overnight in fridge. I intend to use the sauce alone as a dipping sauce or marinade in other future recipes. Since it was my first time trying this recipe I had no idea what it would taste like and I wanted to make a meal so I opted to pair with a simple white rice and tomatoes cut into quarters with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Whether serving alone or with sides, I highly recommend making the raspberry dipping sauce (seedless raspberry jam & red wine vinegar warmed in microwave)
WOW! Thanks so much! I think the temp was just perfect. 500 on pre-heat and then down to 375 made the chicken so tender and juicy! I also made the raspberry sauce with the seedless jam plus red wine vinegar. Nice touch!
What a great change and twist to chicken!! I am always looking for differnet chicken recipe and I think this one has perfect flavor! Very easy to make!
Wonderful!! It is so easy and so delicious. It quickly became a staple around our house. My nine year old brother calls it the really good chicken with the stuff on it and he is incredibly picky. Not a lot of adjustments needed
Excellent! My whole family loved it.
Love this! The sweetness is popular with kids. When making this for adults, can consider cutting down on the honey.
Very simple and tasted great! I had too much breading left over. I will use 3/4 cup pistachio and 1/4 cup breading next time.
Made it as is, and it was delicious! Would definitely make it again.
This is absolutely delicious! Made it for my brother and his pregnant wife and they scarfed it all down in minutes. 22 minutes baking time is what I used and the texture was perfect.
This was a lovely way to treat chicken we buy from the meat market marinated and ready to bake. We always look for new ways to enjoy it. Even though the chicken is delicious by itself this adds a whole new dimension that does not take away from delicious flavorful chicken on the inside with this crunchy pistachioso texture on the outside. It's a keeper.
It wasn't bad, but I felt like the mustard flavor was overwhelming. I used the correct amounts, but I tasted the mustard much more than the pistachios. Not a favorite. Sorry!
delicious.chix was very moist with crunchy sweet exterior. i served with a raspberry chipotle sauce - yum!
Tasted good but it wasn't quite up to my expectations based on other reviews.
This was absolutely delicious! I did not change a thing and it was perfect! Thank you!
The chicken was very tender fixed this way. I thought the pistachio coating was a lot of work for the bland taste, but my husband loved it so it's a keeper, Thanks!
Huge hit with everyone that I served it to at a lunchon! This is a keeper
Very good recipe!
I cut the chicken in srips and it was still perfectly cooked.. juicy and tender! 2nd time round I ground up some cashews in the chopper and it was awesome too. Love this recipe.. EASY and DELICIOUS