Pistachio & Pea 'Cream' over Chicken

Saturday, November 09, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

This one is SO good, it could absolutely pass for restaurant quality.  Ok, maybe we're a little biased although this is our 3rd time making it in about a month, per the hubs request!  We finally perfected it with the addition of peas.  We simply tweaked the heavenly pesto from last years, pistachio & cranberry pesto stuffed chicken

This is a super quick dish to throw together and perfect for a Saturday date night at home ;)  To make the sauce simply toss pistachios, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, parmesan cheese, and peas into your food processor and blend until smooth.  We then lighted this up with organic chicken stock. 

We layered our 'cream' over organic whole wheat noodles, organic chicken breast and asparagus.  We had a light lunch so we opted for pasta tonight.  We did however, go light on the chicken as both protein and carbs are high in calories.  Take your pick just remember everything in moderation :)

YUM.  Hope you enjoy as much as we do!

Happy weekend!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 4
Calories: 478
Fat: 14.4 grams
Carbs: 54.7 grams
Dietary fiber: 9.4 grams
Protein: 33.2 grams

3/4 cup shelled pistachios
1 cup frozen peas - defrosted
3 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno seeded & chopped
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
2 cups organic chicken stock
1large handful cilantro
1/2 lb organic chicken breast sliced into strips
4 servings whole wheat pasta or spaghetti squash
1 lb asparagus
non-stick olive oil spray
salt & pepper to taste

Let's get cooking!
1.  Add pistachios, garlic, parmesan cheese, peas, jalapeno and MOST of cilantro to food processor and blend until smooth.  Add in 2 cups chicken stock and blend again until smooth. 
2. Add non-stick olive oil spray to pan over medium heat.  Season chicken with salt & pepper.  Add to pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until outsides are slightly browned.
3.  Add 'cream' sauce over chicken and let simmer for 15 minutes until chicken is white throughout.  Add sliced asparagus to dish for the last 3 minutes.
4.  Cook pasta according to package.
5.  Plate 'cream' sauce, asparagus and chicken slices over one serving whole wheat pasta.

Serves 4 healthy portions!  ENJOY!

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  1. I've been really getting into using my food processor lately, so this could be another good recipe to try out

    -Elise @9toFit.com


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