Sweet and Sticky Pistachio Honey Chicken (with cauliflower rice)
Yield: 4servings (can be cut in half)
Prep Time: 5mins
Cook Time: 40mins
Total Time: 45mins
This sweet and sticky pistachio honey chicken is insanely delicious. It's crispy, crunchy, sweet and finger lickin' good. It's also super healthy served alongside some cauliflower (or regular!) rice. You will LOVE it!
Pistachio Honey Chicken
8bone-in chicken thighs, I prefer skin on
½ teaspoonsea salt
½ teaspoonfresh cracked pepper
¼ cuppistachios, ground in your food processor (some chunks are ok)
1largehead of cauliflower
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the chicken thighs in a large bowl and drizzle with the oil, sea salt and pepper. Toss to coat well. Transfer the chicken thighs to the prepared baking sheet, skin side up. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and the internal temperature is 165 degrees. (Note: thighs often have pinkish spots in the meat so using a thermometer is always your best bet.) Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the oven and place the chicken in a large bowl. Pour over the honey and pistachios and toss to coat the chicken well. Place the chicken back onto the baking sheet, turn your oven to broil, and broil for 3-4 minutes, or until the tops of the chicken are brown (See notes).
8 bone-in chicken thighs, 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper, ¼ cup pistachios, ¼ cup honey
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the rest of the meal. Finely chop the cauliflower using a food processor. Place the chopped cauliflower in a large frying pan with ¼ cup of water over medium-high heat. Let the cauliflower steam for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
1 large head of cauliflower, Salt and pepper
Serve the honey chicken with the cauliflower rice on the side.
Some ovens only broil at a very high temperature. If this is yours, be very careful not to burn the chicken. Keep the chicken on a low rack and watch it closely.