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I am looking for more ways to use star fruit in my cooking, in fruit salads and desserts is just the obvious ways. I wanted to try something different so I whipped up this chicken. Hubster wasn’t a fan of the citrus but I enjoyed it… I guess you can’t always agree on everything. I originally planned on grilling the chicken, but I was just in the  mood to stick it in the oven and forget about it for a while.

Carambola & Pistachio Chicken

Carambola & Pistachio Chicken


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1/2 c. pistachios, 2 star fruit, 1/2 small shallot, 1/4 c. honey, 1 Tbsp. fresh ground ginger, 1 Tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro, 1 tsp. lime zest, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, fresh ground sea salt, 1 tsp. pink peppercorns

In a food processor blend together 1 star fruit, 1/4 c. pistachios, shallot, honey, ginger, cilantro, lime juice & lime zest, salt and pepper. Place chicken in casserole dish and pour marinade over chicken and keep chilled. Preheat oven 350°F, bake chicken until center is no longer pink. Garnish with sliced star fruit and remaining pistachios.

Serve with pomegranate pistachio rice or basmati pistachio rice.

What was for dinner at your house?