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Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Chicken

Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Chicken

This Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Chicken takes plain ol' chicken and turns it into one flavorful and juicy chicken dinner!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
chill time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 389kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts - at approx 4 oz each
  • 3/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • a dash of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • honey mustard - to dip (optional)

Instructions

Air Fryer Method

  • First, you want to grind your pistachios into almost a flour. Not too fine because you want some texture but just coarsely ground. You can use a food processor, smoothie blender or high powered blender. In a pinch, you can even use a coffee grinder or a resealable bag and rolling pin to crush pistachios.
  • Add garlic powder, onion powder, a dash of cayenne (if using), salt and pepper to pistachio mix and combine. Add to a plate shallow enough to dredge chicken. Brush chicken breasts with Dijon mustard and roll both sides in pistachio spice mix. Once chicken is breaded, refrigerate for 10-minutes before cooking.
  • Spray air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Cook for 8-10 minutes on 350F, flip and cook for 5 more minutes until done at 165 degrees F.

Oven method

  • First, you want to grind your pistachios into almost a flour. Not too fine because you want some texture but just coarsely ground. You can use a food processor, smoothie blender or high powered blender. In a pinch, you can even use a coffee grinder or a resealable bag and rolling pin to crush pistachios.
  • Add garlic powder, onion powder, a dash of cayenne (if using), salt and pepper to pistachio mix and combine. Add to a plate shallow enough to dredge chicken. Brush chicken breasts with Dijon mustard and roll both sides in pistachio spice mix. Once chicken is breaded, refrigerate for 10-minutes before cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. To a shallow baking dish or parchment lined baking sheet, bake chicken 16-20 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Notes

HOW TO STORE:
  • To Store. Refrigerate leftover chicken in an airtight storage container for up to 3 days.
  • To Reheat. Warm leftovers in the air fryer or oven at 350 degrees F for 5ish minutes.
  • To Freeze. Freeze leftovers in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 3-months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
nutrition info is based on chicken breast without honey mustard

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g
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