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Old 09-27-2006, 01:42 AM   #1
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TNT Lemon Pistachio Chicken Over Spinach Salad

This is very tasty! Hope you enjoy!
Lemon Pistachio Chicken Over Spinach Salad
Serves 4
3/4 cup cornflake crumbs
4 tablespoons pistachios, toasted
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon honey
Cooking spray
6 cups gourmet baby spinach
Various salad toppings (tomatoes, cukes, avocado, etc)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
Lemon wedges (optional)


Combine cornflakes, pistachios, rind, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a food processor; pulse until coarsely ground. Place crumb mixture in a shallow dish. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap. Flatten to ¼-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Brush the chicken with honey. Dredge the chicken in crumb mixture.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add chicken, and sauté 5 minutes on each side or until done. Cut chicken into ½-inch strips; set aside.
Place salad greens in a large bowl with salad toppings. Combine ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, juice, and oil, and drizzle over salad greens, tossing gently to coat.
Divide the salad greens and chicken evenly among 4 plates. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.


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Old 09-27-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
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oh my, this sounds super - a slight variation of a chicken prep I do, I've not used the honey...hmmmmm. ;)
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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Another creative masterpiece from Cora!!
Do you dilute the honey in any way to brush onto the chicken, or is there a trick to it? I am just thinking off hand but considering how thick and sticky honey is, I am not sure if I can manage to brush 4 chicken breast pieces evenly with 1 tablespoon of honey...
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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Another creative masterpiece from Cora!!
Do you dilute the honey in any way to brush onto the chicken, or is there a trick to it? I am just thinking off hand but considering how thick and sticky honey is, I am not sure if I can manage to brush 4 chicken breast pieces evenly with 1 tablespoon of honey...
I've never had a problem with it. It might be easier to just spread the honey around with the back of a spoon or heating the honey up would be a great idea.
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I've never had a problem with it. It might be easier to just spread the honey around with the back of a spoon or heating the honey up would be a great idea.
Ah, heating the honey!! like spreading the butter... why didn't I think of that!! Thanks for the tip Cora!!
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:55 PM   #6
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This sounds great - Lemon Pistachio Chicken Over Spinach Salad - thank you.
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:03 PM   #7
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Sounds pretty good my sister. I'll have to make this sometime soon.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:30 PM   #8
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Somehow I'd be leery of using spinach right now
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:56 PM   #9
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Somehow I'd be leery of using spinach right now
Yeah, I know, wrong timing. It'd be good with any kind of greens though.
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