Spinach Salad with Pistachio Chicken

Spinach Salad with Pistachio Chicken

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"This is a tasty dinner salad, topped with tender slices of pistachio encrusted chicken. To save time, buy pistachios with the shells already removed. If you don't care for spinach, you can substitute field greens. Serve with crusty French bread."


20 m servings 616 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 616 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 40.5 g
  • 81%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 860 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place pistachio in a food processor or blender, and pulse until finely diced. Sprinkle half of diced pistachios onto a large plate.
  2. Warm oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Press chicken breast halves into the pistachio pieces, adding more diced nuts to the plate as needed. Sprinkle chicken breasts with garlic powder and black pepper. Place in the skillet, and cook until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium low, and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until the chicken is no longer pink inside. Remove chicken to a cutting board, and slice into thin slices.
  3. Into four bowls, place equal amounts of spinach leaves, tomatoes, avocado, bell pepper, and green onions. Place chicken slices on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan, pour on Balsamic vinegar, and season with black pepper.
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  1. 54 Ratings


They say actions (or pictures) speak louder than words, so I invite you to take a peek at my submitted photo of this salad because it shows how much I enjoyed this salad far more accurately than...

This was an excellent salad! Very filling and hearty :) I made it with baby spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, red peppers, avocado and made my own balsamic vinaigrette (3/4 extra virgin olive oil, 3/...

Easy and Delicious!!!! The green onions are a must.

One of the best salads I've ever had! I have made it two times first time followed recipe exactly second time I flollowed other reviwers suggestions of adding bread crumbs to the pistachios and...

I'm giving this 4 stars because while the salad was really good, I don't think the pistachio chicken lent a ton of flavor. The pistachios seemed to get lost and burnt a little. I even pounded ...

Good choice of ingredients make this salad great. The only reason I gave this three instead of five stars is the expense of the ingredients and the fact that my grocery store doesn't carry shel...

Really good! and pretty

Five + 1 * !! Incredible salad! I found the crushed pistachios adhered extremely well to the chicken. This meal was just what one needs in a pinch for something that can be put together rath...

This was as beautiful as it was delicious! I am always on the look out for a main meal salads and am glad I found this recipe.