Cashew-Crusted Chicken Fingers with Ginger-Orange Sauce (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Cashew-Crusted Chicken Fingers with Ginger-Orange Sauce (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the ground cashews, bread crumbs, and chopped cashews and mix well.
  2. In another bowl, season the flour with Essence. In a third bowl, beat the eggs with the water to make an egg wash.
  3. One at a time, lightly dust the chicken strips in the seasoned flour, then dip in the egg wash, and coat with the cashew mixture, turning to coat on all sides.
  4. In a large saute pan or heavy skillet, heat 1/4 cup of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken strips in batches to prevent overcrowding and cook, turning, until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining strips, adding more oil as needed to coat the bottom of the pan.
  5. Arrange the chicken on a platter with the sauce. Garnish with cilantro, green onions, and additional chopped nuts, and serve hot.
  6. Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning:
  7. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  8. Yield: 2/3 cup
  9. Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking , by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch
  10. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.
  11. Ginger-Orange Sauce:
  12. Segment the oranges over a small saucepan to catch any juice. Place 1/2 cup of the orange segments in the pan, and squeeze the juice from the remaining segments into the pan.
  13. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring with a heavy wooden spoon to mash the orange segments until the sauce is thickened and reduced by 1/3 in volume, about 10 minutes.
  14. Transfer to a decorative bowl and serve warm.
  15. Yield: about 1 1/4 cups
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1024.79 Kcal (4291 kJ)
Calories from fat 553.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61.5g 95%
Cholesterol 162.73mg 54%
Sodium 4745.89mg 198%
Potassium 921.93mg 20%
Total Carbs 82.32g 27%
Sugars 6.04g 24%
Dietary Fiber 7.92g 32%
Protein 42.51g 85%
Vitamin C 4mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 8.2mg 46%
Calcium 153.3mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 250.76 Kcal (1050 kJ)
Calories from fat 135.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.05g 95%
Cholesterol 39.82mg 54%
Sodium 1161.3mg 198%
Potassium 225.59mg 20%
Total Carbs 20.14g 27%
Sugars 1.48g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1.94g 32%
Protein 10.4g 85%
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Iron 2mg 46%
Calcium 37.5mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 24.8
  • 28

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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