Pistachio and Tomato Grilled Chicken

As much as I adore a heavy, hearty complex meal the sun was out today and I fancied something a bit lighter and faster.  This recipe epitomises both of those qualities – it takes around 15 minutes to make and  is filling, but not stodgy.  I went for a fairly basic tomato sauce for this but do feel free to spice it up a little!

Ingredients

  • Chicken breast
  • Tomato Puree/Paste
  • Lemon juice/vinegar
  • Sugar/Sweetener
  • Seasoning
  • Pistachio Nuts
  • Oil
  • Herbs/spices to your liking – I used fresh basil

Method

  1. In a bowl combine a large spoonful of tomato puree with a drizzle of oil, splash of lemon juice/vinegar (something acidic), a sprinkling of sugar/sweetener to counteract the tartness of the tomato and whatever herbs and seasoning float your boat.
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  2. Add the chicken breast to this and cover well.  If you’re not in a rush, you can leave the chicken for a few hours or overnight but this is by no means essential.
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  3. Pat over some chopped pistachios and grill under a medium heat until the juices run clear and there are no signs of pinkness in the chicken.
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Serving

This is the sort of recipe you could serve with anything depending on your mood.  Steamed vegetables, some salted new potatoes – I went for a cucumber and avocado salad to give it that special Buzzfeed aesthetic.

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