Chicken zucchini bites with pistachio

Bored of the grilled chicken breast meal? Let’s transform the lean chicken breast into fun bites with zucchini and pistachio. A light recipe, fast and easy to prepare.
Why I like it? it’s delicate and tasty. The zucchini keeps the chicken tender and the pistachio combined with the Parmesan cheese give a rich crunchy heart to the chicken bites. Why my little Luca likes it? Because the zucchini chicken bites look like a snake 😉

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First thing to do: slice the zucchini on the long side, 1/8 inch thick.

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In a small food processor, blend together the pistachios, Parmesan cheese, rosemary, oil, salt and the egg white. How long to blend it’s up to you and your kids’ taste. I decided to go for a crunchy texture and I blended everything for less than one minute. If you want a creamy texture keep blending!

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Let’s prepare the chicken. With a sharp knife slice the chicken in thin long slices. To have a nice and tender chicken meat place the slices in between two plastic foils and pound them delicately with a kitchen millet (or even with the bottom of a pan, if you do not have it, it works!!)

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Let’s spread the pistachio mix on top of the chicken slices

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Roll the chicken slices and wrap the zucchini around them. Close every zucchini with a toothpick. If the chicken slices are too wide, use two zucchini and than slice the rolls in half so that every zucchini will be one roll.

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Place 2 tbsp of extra virgin oil of olive in a medium pan at medium heat. Place the zucchini chicken rolls in the pan and cook them for 8/10 minutes. Keep turning them while they cook so that the chicken will cook evenly on every side.

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Serve them warm and enjoy them!!

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See you next week with another recipe!





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