Chicken is crusted with pistachios and served over cilantro cauliflower rice with a spicy lime yogurt sauce for a weeknight-friendly, easy and healthy dinner that is ready in under 30 mins!
Hello from South Carolina!
Mr.FFF and I got in SUPER EARLY THIS MORNING because we left SUPER LATE LAST NIGHT.
I mean, Midnight kinda late.
When the Huberoni was booking our flight he may or may not have thought that 12:00 meant LUNCH TIME and not WHEN I SHOULD BE ASLEEP.
Hint: he did.
Have you ever tried to sleep on a plane? MISSION IM-FREAKING-POSSIBLE.
Let’s briefly talk about chicken before I go back to bed and sleep FOR ALL THE YEARS.
Or until I have to get up to go to my Brother-In-Laws wedding shenaningans. Whatever comes first.
You know what I mean.
Really, this chicken sounds S-I-M-P-L-E and, well, IT IS. And I am not even apologizing for it because, sometimes you don’t want FLAVOR BOMB lentil curry or POW-WOW IN THE TASTE BUDS 5 Spice Oven Baked Ribs.
You just want a succulent (am I the only one that gets a case of the creepies from that word?) and juicy piece of chicken with a big ol’ pistachio hug. <— FEELIN’ THE DINNER LOVE.
A hug that also happens to be crunchety and crispety, to balance out the tender inside. Pretty much like the almond crusted chicken bites.
Will I ever be able to describe food in a normal words without feeling the NEED to add “ety?” Probably not.
Real words just leave a bad feeling in my brain. It feels like that thing they call “logic.” I dislike it.
But what good is crunchety and crispety without a little smothered-it-in-some-creamy-sauce amIright?
Sauce-less crunch is what leads to drinking an entire bottle of wine with dinner, because you just NEEDED SOMETHING TO HELP WASH DOWN THE DRY.
Maybe. It could be because wine is yummy. I’ll let you decide on that one.
As much as this is all over the place (TIRED YO’) we’re going to tie it all up in a Greek yogurt-lime-cardamom-cayenne package. For the LEEETLE flavah-and-spice that this simple-but-feels-oh-so-fancy piece o’ poultry needs.
So fancy that I suggest you DO enjoy it with that glass of wine.
I’LL TAKE IT.
I’m sharing the Cauliflower Rice with Pistachio Crusted Chicken Recipe over on WholeYum Today, so be sure to head there to grab it!
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Want more easy chicken dinners?
Goat Cheese Crusted Quinoa Chicken
Honey Mustard Chicken Stir Fry
Nutty Chicken from around the web:
Baked Pecan Crusted Chicken Fingers – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Peanut Crusted Chicken Fingers – Spicy Southern Kitchen