Pistachio Stuffed Chicken with Lingonberry Glaze
Have you all been to IKEA? They opened one up here in Orlando recently and yesterday was my first trip there. Wow. I had no idea. And they have food? What?
I wasn’t able to spend a lot of time in the food area, it was way past lunch and nap time and the kids were super cranky, but I did pick up a few things that were recommended to me by my friend that was along for the shopping trip (who just happened to have lived in Sweden and knew a lot about the goodies I was looking at!). One of the items I went home with was this jar of Lingonberry Preserves…
Have you ever tried this? It reminds me of a sweeter slightly sour version of cranberry…and from what I’m reading online, that is how it’s most commonly described. I bought the preserves to eat with the frozen Swedish Meatballs I was bringing home (and ate last night! sorry, no pics! They were delish!).
So, chicken was on the menu for dinner tonight. Nothing special, just chicken. I have been feeling a bit uninspired in the kitchen lately. I don’t know about you, but the Thanksgiving holiday kinda kicked my butt and I have been fizzling out the last couple of days. No worries, I’ll recover. Anyway…something finally came over me and I decided to make our boring chicken dinner a little more interesting tonight.
Pistachio Stuffed Chicken with Lingonberry Glaze
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
- 1/4 panko (I used whole wheat)
- 2 oz crumbled goat cheese
- pinch of cardamom
- salt and fresh ground pepper
- 1/3 cup red wine
- 2 TB of Lingonberry preserves
- With a pairing knife, gently make a deep slit in the thickest part of the chicken breast. Be careful not to pierce through the other side. Sprinkle salt and pepper and pinch of cardamom on both sides of chicken.
- In a bowl, combine raisins, pistachios, panko and goat cheese. Stuff mixture into chicken breasts. Secure opening with toothpicks to keep stuffing from falling out.
- Place chicken into hot oven proof skillet with about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook chicken evenly on each side, until golden brown. Place skillet into preheated 375 degrees oven. Cook for about 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Using oven mitt (important - don't burn yourself!), take skillet out of oven and place back on burner. Take chicken out and let rest on a plate. Pour wine and 2 TB of preserves into hot pan, deglaze all of the leftover bits of chicken and let simmer until slightly thick. Place chicken back into pan for a few minutes to absorb some of the sauce.
- Once chicken is done, place on plate and drizzle glaze over chicken.
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I served the chicken with sauteed spinach with golden raisins and toasted pine nuts.
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Your chicken looks just perfectly cooked! I loved stuffed items- its like a fun surprise! I <3 IKEA! Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Those look SO good and quite fancy 🙂 I love Ikea but it kinda gives me a headache. By the time I find something I love, I have to wait in line forreeevver.
I didn’t want anything “stuffed” for a while….until I saw this! Yumm!
I have an Ikea real close to me, that store is masive isn’t it?
That store is very massive…I just followed the path…lol
Your recipes has inspired me to give poultry another chance (Thanksgiving bird was dry, dry, dry). I love your combo of raisins, pistachios, and goat cheese. I’m definitely going to make this!
hey great recipe…Aggie. First time here..ur blog’s neat ! 🙂
Looks great – I’ve seen the Ligonberry at the IKEA here in town but hadn’t really put any thought into how to use them – now I’ll have to grab some to try this!
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It looks fantastic to me! I love that you stuffed them with pistachios. Yum.
Your chicken looks perfect and sounds amazing. I haven’theard of that store, but maybe World Market carries the Lingonberry glaze.
Yum!! Looks so fancy and YUMMY!! Ikea is great!!
This looks really appetizing. This sounds like a really great recipe.
Love the glaze! We recently got an IKEA in Utah. It is a fun store!
Oh, this looks fabulous! I WISH we had an IKEA here — they have some great stuff at really reasonable prices. Maybe someday! Your chicken looks delicious!
Aggie- this dinner look so delicious and something that I would absolutely love. I love IKEA too, but the nearest one is at least an hour away. We ate at the little cafeteria and I wish I would’ve picked up some of the lingonberry preserves- I love them.
I have never had lingonberry before. The chicken looks great.
yum – this looks like a great recipe!
Your chicken is cooked to perfection Aggie it looks lovely.
I love pistachio nuts I bet the stuffing tasted fabulous.
By the way Ikea has been in the for a good few years now. 🙂
LOL Aggie you sounds like me when I first discovered IKEA. I couldn't stop talking about all the great deals I got.
I totally re-did my & hubby's office with their office furniture–amazingly cheap and it looks gorgeous.
I buy way too much food there too, like you LOL
this looks so good Aggie! yummy. i’ve never been to ikea, but have heard lots about it and would love to go there.
thank you also for you kind words about me, when people tell me they love my blog it gives me energy to keep blogging.
i don’t think i’ve ever seen a close up picture of your kiddos, but i bet they are cuties!
Looks delicious! I love lingonberries. They have a similar berry in Norway called a Tyttebaer and it is often used as a condiment when eating reindeer – one of my favorite dishes EVER.
Hi My first time here.. This chicken looks so extraordinary. pistachios stuffed sounds so exotic.
We get the ligonberry sauce from IKEA too & love it!!
This chicken is truly gorgeous! I love meat dishes with fruit and nuts and I think it is a riot that a trip to Ikea kicked off this dish! I grew up not to far from where you live!