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Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel

No recipe image available.The terrific recipe Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel was submitted by Beverly Reinert of Barrington, Rhode Island.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, julienned
1 cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 egg whites, slightly beaten
3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
Cucumber Sauce (recipe follows)
Lemon slices for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl, place chicken. Add pistachio nuts, lemon zest, brown sugar, flour, salt, pepper and egg whites; stir to mix well and thoroughly coat chicken.
  2. Place oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add chicken mixture and stir to separate chicken strips. Sauté, stirring frequently, about 12 minutes or until coating is light brown and fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.
  3. On large serving platter, place Cucumber Sauce in container with small ladle. Arrange chicken around sauce and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Cucumber Sauce: In blender or food processor, coarsely chop 1 medium cucumber, peeled. In saucepan over low heat, place 1 cup sour cream and 1 tablespoon milk; heat about 2 minutes or until slightly bubbly. Stir in cucumber and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sesame seed and 1/4 teaspoon paprika.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.