Herby Pistachio Chicken

This healthy recipe from Gousto has a variety of intriguing favours, as well as being relatively simple to cook (even I could do it!). It serves 2, but doubling the ingredient amounts means the recipe can be used for a whole family. It also includes a few ingredients new to myself, such as the small, slimy, vinegary flower pods capers.

The original recipe recommended 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar, but we left it out as the flavour would have been rather overpowering.

1 chicken breast fillet
400g small potatoes (e.g new potatoes)
80g green beans
30g pistachios
10g tarragon
1 garlic clove
15g capers
Olive oil

  1. Boil a kettle full of water (for the potatoes later).
  2. Cut the potatoes into 3cm wide chunks, no peeling required.
  3. Add the potatoes to a saucepan, and cover with the boiled water from Step 1 along with a pinch of salt. Put the saucepan lid on, and bring the boil to a high heat. These should be cooked for 10-15 mins, or until they can be pierced easily with a fork.
  4. Whilst the potatoes are boiling, trim the ends off the green beans, and cut them in half.
  5. Chop the tarragon finely, including the stalks.
  6. Peel and finely chop the garlic.
  7. Add the pistachio nuts to a non-stick pan for a few minutes at a low heat. Once they are toasted, transfer them to a pestle and mortar and grind into rubble. Alternatively, a rolling pin and a bowl can be used.
  8. Return the pistachio pan onto the heat, along with a tablespoon of oil and a little salt.
  9. Cut the chicken into strips 2cm across, and cook in the pan until fully cooked.
  10. Add the green beans to the potatoes, and cook for 1 minute.
  11. Drain the green beans and potatoes, and add into the chicken pan along with a small knob of butter and the sliced garlic.
  12. Cook for 3-5 more minutes until the potatoes are starting to turn golden, then add the capers, tarragon, and crushed pistachios.
  13. Mix all the ingredients well and add some salt and pepper, as well as any additional seasoning desired.
  14. Serve!
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