In a nonstick pan, toast granola pistachios over medium heat. Stir often, making sure not to let it burn. Cool and set aside. Squeeze orange and place chicken in a glass container. Pour on orange juice, cover with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Heat a nonstick pan to medium. Pour in chicken with orange juice and cook until juice glazes. While cooking, add salt and pepper to taste. Decorate a serving plate with orange slices, arrange chicken as desired, and add granola pistachios on top (with some whole pistachios, too). Serve warm with steamed basmati rice (1 serving is equal to about ¼ cup or 45 g) and sautéed vegetables on the side.
Author's Note: In just this one recipe, you can combine all the health benefits of a wide variety of foods. Chicken breast is a very lean meat, rich in protein, that helps you get the best fitness and sports results. Oranges are loaded with vitamin C, a potent antioxidant which helps control inflammatory diseases. It’s also packed with pectin, which has been linked to cholesterol and diabetes control. Sicilian blood oranges contain antioxidant red compounds—anthocyanins—which are present in many fruits, but which are uncommon in citrus fruit, making these oranges very special! Pistachios are a good source of main nutrients. In just one recipe, you can combine all the health benefits of a wide variety of foods.
Reprinted with permission from The Mamma Mia! Diet, Copyright 2018 by Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn and Paola Palestini, published by Hatherleigh Press.