You are here

Pistachio Encrusted Chicken with Strawberry Cucumber Salsa

SoloByBonicelli's picture
  Chicken breast 2 Large
For crust
  Pistachio 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sweet paprika 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 Medium
  Water 2 Teaspoon
For salsa
  Strawberries 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Cucumber 1 Cup (16 tbs), peeled, seeded and chopped
  Red onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Jalapeno 2 Tablespoon
  Mint 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Kosher salt To Taste

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Between 2 pieces of parchment paper, place a chicken breast and pound the meat evenly to ¼ inch thickness.
3. Cut the pounded chicken breast into medallions, repeat the pounding process for remaining chicken breast.
4. In a bowl, place the eggs and water and beat well.
5. Using a sharp knife cut the strawberry tops and roughly chop them, set aside.

6. In a bowl, mix together strawberries, cucumber, red onions, jalapeno, mint, olive oil, lime juice, sugar and salt and set aside.
7. In a food processor, put the pistachios, paprika, and salt, and process until fine.
8. In a bowl, place the pistachio mixture and set aside.
9. Dip each chicken medallion in the egg mixture and dredge well in the pistachio mixture to coat well.
10. On a greased baking sheet place the coated chicken medallions and spray with cooking spray on top.
11. Bake the chicken medallions in oven for 12 minutes or until chicken is tender, and crispy.

12. Serve the chicken medallions hot with strawberry cucumber salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Chicken, Chicken Breast
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
65 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
If you thought that strawberries are only meant for desserts, and pistachios for garnish, this recipe proves you wrong! You will think about these gorgeous ingredients in a whole new way. This recipe makes the most glorious summer main with a burst of colors and medley of flavors and textures, using just a few ingredients to convert plain and boring chicken breasts into green jeweled medallions! The sweet sour strawberry salsa paired with the savory crunchy pistachio encrusted chicken creates magic!

Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4.5 (7 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1110 Calories from Fat 650

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 76 g117.5%

Saturated Fat 10.7 g53.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 270.2 mg90.1%

Sodium 1322.5 mg55.1%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17.1%

Dietary Fiber 16.7 g66.7%

Sugars 19.2 g

Protein 66 g132.5%

Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 126%

Calcium 23.6% Iron 46.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Pistachio Encrusted Chicken With Strawberry Cucumber Salsa Recipe Video