About this recipe: This is an elegant dish, great for parties or when you want to make a romantic dinner. Serve with rice and veggies.
I found this simple, affordable dish to be outstanding. I had to make my own pomegranate syrup by reducing 1/2 cup pom. juice and 1 tbsp. sugar. I have made the dish once with chicken and, most recently, using boneless pork chops. I found that the pork version was superior to the chicken. I also increased to amount of scallions to 3tbsp. and used 3 tbsp. of the hommade pom. syrup. Excellent!! - 26 Oct 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I cut down a bit on the pomegranate syrup--the flavor is pretty pronounced. When the sauce first got going, I didn't like the flavor at all (too strongly wine-y and tart). But we let it cook down for a while, and it was good after it mellowed out a bit. Definitely a rich dish, but very well-received. Shelling the pistachios took forever! - 11 Dec 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I didn't make the sauce for this recipe, but I guess I should have. The pistachio-crusted chicken on its own, though very moist and juicy, was a little bland. For those of you who don't want to make the sauce, I'd suggest mixing the ground/diced pistachio with garlic powder, finely grated parmigiano reggiano, pepper, and salt to taste. I frequently use this on tilapia and it tastes great! I'll be sure to try again with the sauce - it sounds great (I just had no pomegranate)! - 05 Jun 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)