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 Chicken in a curry-pistachio crust

Chicken in a Curry-Pistachio Crust

Ingredients

  • 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total)

  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios

  • Small pot boiling water

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder—mild or hot, depending on preference

  • 3 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 egg white, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water in a shallow bowl

  • Cooking spray

Directions

To remove the skins from pistachios, drop shelled nuts into boiling water. Remove from heat and let them soak for about a minute. Drain nuts and wrap them in a dishtowel. Rub gently until nuts pop out of skins. Spread nuts in one layer on a baking sheet and roast in 300°F oven (can use a toaster oven) for 10 to 15 minutes. Nuts should be dried and crisp, but not brown.

When nuts are cool, put them into a sandwich-sized plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add curry powder, breadcrumbs, and parsley. Shake the bag to mix all ingredients and spread out on a plate or waxed paper.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut chicken into eight strips. Dip strips into egg white and coat all sides with nut-crumb mixture.

Arrange on a cookie sheet that has been lightly oiled with cooking spray. Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165°F internal temperature) and nut crust is lightly browned. Serve with bottled chutney.

Serves 4

Each serving contains about 265 calories, 9 g carbohydrates, 32 g protein, 10 g fat, 136 mg sodium, and 2 g fiber.

Online Medical Reviewer: Poulson, Brittany, RD, CDE
Online Medical Reviewer: Wilkins, Joanna, R.D., C.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2016
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