Pistachio Pesto Chicken⁣

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Pistachio Pesto Chicken⁣

Sarah Mae (SMae) |

One of the first dinners I learned to make when I was a teenager was Breaded Parmesan Chicken. ⁣ ⁣ Over the years it became known as Sarah’s Chicken. ⁣

So when I stopped eating grains and dairy, naturally I had to create a new version!⁣ ⁣

I hope you you enjoy!

Pistachio Pesto Chicken⁣

Recipe by WildFoodGramDifficulty: Easy

Grain & Dairy Free “Breaded” Pesto Chicken. An alternative to the traditional Baked Parmesan Chicken.


  • 4 boneless and skinless Chicken Breasts⁣

  • 1/3 cup Cassava or Coconut Flour

  • 1 large Egg⁣

  • 1/3 cup Macadamia Nuts, finely chopped ⁣

  • 𝗣𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼⁣
  • 1 package of Basel⁣

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil⁣

  • 1/2 cup Pistachios ⁣

  • 1 Garlic clove⁣

  • Pinch Salt⁣

  • Cashew Cheese
  • 1/2 cup ethically sourced Cashews⁣

  • 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast⁣

  • Juice from 1/2 lemon⁣

  • Pinch of Salt⁣

  • 1/4 cup filtered Water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone. ⁣
  • Use a mallet to flatten all 4 chicken breasts out a bit. ⁣
  • Put the flour in a shallow bowl or plate. In a separate dish, whisk the egg. In a third dish, I use a plate, spread out the macadamia nuts. ⁣
  • Coat a breast in flour, dredge it through the egg, and then coat it in the crushed macadamia nuts. Place on baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining breasts. ⁣
  • Place in preheated oven and cook for 10min, flip, and cook for another 10min. ⁣
  • While cooking, prepare pesto and cashew cheese. ⁣⁣
    𝙋𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙤: Add everything to blender and blend till smooth. ⁣⁣
    𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙬 𝘾𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙨𝙚: Add all to blender and blend till smooth. If it’s too lemony you can add a small pinch of baking soda. ⁣⁣
  • Once the chicken has cooked for 10min each side, flip it one more time and add a layer of pesto and then a layer of cashew cheese to each breast. ⁣
  • Return to oven and cook for 5 more min. ⁣


  • ⁣You can really make this with any combination of flour and nuts.
  • You could use homemade pizza sauce or salsa instead of pesto. ⁣
  • Almond cheese works well too.
  • Served with Squash Browns

⁣Cheers to Wild Health! 💚
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