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Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast

on Spicy Chard

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast - An appetizing combination of crunchy and spicy

390
calories
Calories
45 min.
Preparation
easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 2 servings
1 ounce Cashews
12 ounces Swiss chard
Salt
1 small red Chile pepper
1 Garlic clove
1 piece Ginger root (about 20 grams)
1 Egg
2 Chicken breasts (each about 180 grams)
Pepper
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 nonstick Skillet, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Small bowl, 1 Plate, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Lid

Preparation steps

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 1
1

Chop cashews (not too finely), put on a plate and set aside.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 2
2

Rinse chard, spin dry and cut to separate the thick stems.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 3
3

Cut stems crosswise into very thin strips. Blanch in a pot of boiling salted water just to par-boil, about 2 minutes. Drain and plunge stems into a bowl of ice water. Drain well.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 4
4

Cut chard leaves into strips, about 2 cm (approximately 3/4 inch) wide.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 5
5

Rinse chile pepper, halve lengthwise and remove seeds. Coarsely chop chile. Peel and finely chop garlic and ginger root.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 6
6

Separate egg. (Reserve yolk for another use.) In a small bowl, whisk egg white. Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and season with salt and pepper.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 7
7

Dip top of chicken breasts in beaten egg white and then into cashews, pressing firmly to adhere. Place chicken, coated side up, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 200° C (fan: 180°C, gas: level 3) (approximately 400°F) until chicken is cooked through and crust is golden brown, 12-15 minutes.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 8
8

Heat the oil in a nonstick pan. Sauté chard leaves on high heat, stirring constantly, just until wilted slightly, about 1 minute.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 9
9

Add chard stems, garlic, ginger and chile and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 45 seconds more.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 10
10

Stir in soy sauce and, if needed, a little water.

Cashew-Crusted Chicken Breast preparation step 11
11

Cover and cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender, 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove lid and cook until all the liquid evaporates. Serve chard mixture topped with chicken. 

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