Crispy Pistachio and Coriander Crusted Chicken

    Crispy Pistachio and Coriander Crusted Chicken

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    1hr20min


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    About this recipe: A tasty simple chicken dish baked with homemade pistachio & coriander paste. Serve with roast potatoes and baked vegetables.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 chicken breasts (with skin)
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tbsp chopped coriander or coriander paste
    • 150g roasted, salted pistachio nuts
    • crushed black pepper

    Directions
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Shell the pistachios, and crush with a mortar & pestle into a rough powder. Add olive oil, coriander & pepper to taste.
    3. Stir the mixture into a thick paste, add more oil if needed.
    4. Apply the paste, with the back of a spoon, evenly to the skin of the chicken.
    5. Bake in the oven for about an hour, until chicken is cooked & paste has gone crispy.
    6. *alternatively, for crisper skin, peel back the skin and apply the paste directly to the chicken meat, then lay the skin back over the meat & paste.

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