Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is from a Penzey's cooking magazine. I think I'll be trying it very soon!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 1 (3 1/2 lb) chicken, cut in 8 pieces
- 3 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1 1⁄2 cups walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
- 3 slices white bread or 2 pita breads
- 1 teaspoon paprika, divided
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- sliced black olives, to garnish
- In a large pan, simmer the chicken with water and 1/2 tsp salt until cooked, 20-50 minutes, depending on whether it is bone in or not.
- Strain through cheesecloth or a fine strainer and set chicken aside to cool.
- Boil the water stock down until you have 1 1/2 cups.
- Remove the cooled chicken from the bones while the stock is reducing and chop into 1-inch pieces.
- In a food processor or blender, blend the walnuts, onions and cooled, reduced stock.
- Break the bread into chunks and add to the blender, along with 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp salt and the pepper.
- Blend to a smooth paste.
- Put the chicken pieces in a bowl, pour the walnut paste over, and toss gently to combine.
- Garnish with the remaining paprika and sliced black olives.
- Particularly nice served with fresh fruit.
This was good. It definately has sort of a baby shower/tea room brunch kind of taste. I added a little minced garlic and toasted the walnuts first for more flavor. While I cooked some noodles to pour this over, I got out the pita chips and dipped into it. I think it would make a lovely dip with maybe some melted feta over the top. I agree with a previous reviewer that this recipe has a lot of possibilities.
Makes for a very tasty chicken dish! I used chicken breasts & winter wheat bread then followed the directions! It was great served over brown rice & with a fresh fruit salad! And by the way, it even does well as a chicken/rice/fruit tortilla wrap! Many thanks for this great recipe! [Made for Please Review My Recipe Cooking Game]
This was very good! I had cut the recipe in half and used leftover cooked chicken from another dish, so I had to use chicken bullion. I ended up using twice as much bullion as I should have, but I'm glad I did. It made a very cream delicious sauce on the chicken. I also omitted the salt since I was using bullion. Went well with with Deluxe Rice Amandine. Thanks WI Cheesehead, this is a keeper!