How to make Pistachio Crusted Chicken -

Pistachios not only add a delightful crunch to this chicken dish, but they rich in essential nutrients too

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : American Pistachios, American Pistachio powder

Cuisine : Continental

Course : Snacks and Starters

Pistachio Crusted Chicken

Pistachio Crusted Chicken Recipe Card


This term Continental cuisine refers to the food eaten in the European countries. Under the mantle of Continental food come the British, American, Italian, New Zealand, Armenian, Hungarian, Russian and many other European cuisines.
Continental cuisines use less chilllies and very little spices. Instead fresh herbs and dairy products form an important part of continental dishes.  The cooking methods are mostly stewing, grilling and roasting which make the food low in calories as they use very less fat. Continental food use mostly items high in proteins like milk, cheese, eggs and meats.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pistachio Crusted Chicken Recipe

  • American Pistachios blanched, peeled and dried 1 cup

  • American Pistachio powder for garnish

  • Boneless U.S. Chicken Breasts 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Onion powder 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Dried mixed herbs 1 teaspoon

  • Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Olive oil 4 tabelspo for drizzling

  • White bread slices sides trimmed 2-3

  • Fresh parsley sprigs 1/4 cup

  • Mustard paste for applyi

  • Oil for greasing

  • Saffron mayo to serve

  • Micro greens to garnish

  • Salad to serve


Step 1

Place the chicken breasts on a plate, sprinkle salt, crushed black peppercorns, onion powder, garlic powder, dried mixed herbs, Worcestershire sauce and olive oil and rub the mixture well on the chicken breasts. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 180º C.

Step 3

Put the American Pistachios in a food processor jar. Tear bread slices and add along with parsley sprigs and process to a fine mixture. Transfer this into a shallow wide bowl and spread it evenly.

Step 4

Place the marinated chicken breasts on another plate and brush mustard sauce on all the sides. Coat them well with the pistachio mixture till well covered on all sides.

Step 5

Grease a baking tray with some oil. Place the chicken over it, place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 6

Bring the tray out of the oven and gently place the chicken on the worktop. Slice them thickly.

Step 7

Spread some saffron mayo on a serving platter and place the chicken slices on it. Sprinkle American Pistachios powder over them, garnish with micro greens and serve hot with salad.

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