Have you ever had cherries and pistachios together? Well, in this recipe they go together PERFECTLY! Who knew?! This recipe was inspired by a family friend who  used this cherry pistachio combo for my Dad’s birthday. We liked it so much that I had to create it again and add my own spin to it :)

Chicken Pistachio Cherry Quinoa Chicken Pistachio Cherry Quinoa Chicken Pistachio Cherry Quinoa

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Chicken Pistachio Cherry Quinoa
Recipe type: Entree
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, chopped
  • 1 medium Shallot, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic, or 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ cup Dry White Wine
  • 1¾ cup Quinoa
  • 21/2 cups Water
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup Dried Cherries
  • 1 cup Pistachios
  1. Place the chopped chicken, shallots, garlic and salt in a pan with the white wine and cook until the chicken pieces are no longer pink and chicken is cooked.
  2. While the chicken is cooking start to cook the quinoa
  3. Place 2 cups water in a pot and bring to a boil
  4. Add the quinoa, cover and reduce to simmer, simmer for 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  5. In a bowl whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil.
  6. Add the chicken (including the juice from the pan) to the quinoa and mix in the parsley, cherries and pistachios.
  7. Pour the olive oil lemon juice mixture over the top and mix.
Tastes great warm or cold!

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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4