Pistachio- Crusted Chicken/with Garden Spinach and Spicy Carrots

Prep: 1-1/4 Hours  Bake: 35 MIN Yield: 4 servings
1 large sweet red pepper      1/4 tsp. pepper
1-1/4 cups pistachios            1 shallot, chopped
3/4 cup panko (Japanese)     1-1/2 tsp. olive oil
bread crumbs.
1 cup buttermilk                    2 garlic cloves, minced
4 boneless skinless chicken   1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
halves (6 oz. each)
1/2 cup crumbled goat           1/4 cup minced fresh basil
2 Tbsp. butter, melted            1/4 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. olive oil
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup minced fresh basil

Broil pepper 4 in. from heat until blistered. Rotate pepper a quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are blistered and blackened. Place in a small bowl; cover and let stand 20 minutes. Process pistachios in a food processor until ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; add bread crumbs. Place buttermilk in another bowl.
Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; dip in buttermilk, then coat with pistachio mixture. Place on a work surface; top with goat cheese and basil. Fold chicken in half; secure with toothpicks if necessary.
Place in a greased 11-in. x 7in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-40 min. or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees. Discard Toothpicks.
Discard charred skin from pepper; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper in a food processor. In a small skillet, saute shallot in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add broth; heat through. Add mixture to the food processor; process until blended.
Whisk vinegar and oil. Add spinach and basil; toss to coat. Divide salad among four plates; top with chicken and pepper sauce.

Spicy Cooked Carrots 
1 lb. carrots                       3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced       2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
Salt                                    1/3 cup crumbled or thinly sliced Feta Cheese
2 tsp. hot paprika               1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
12 pitted and diced black or kalamati olives

Boil carrots in salted water until tender (not soft); drain and rinse with cold water. Slice or dice into small pieces. Smash the garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add paprika, vinegar, and whisk in the oil. Toss carrots with vinaigrette, parsley, cheese, and olives. Taste for salt.

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