Macadamia Chicken With Orange-Ginger Sauce and Coconut Pilaf Recipe

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Macadamia Chicken With Orange-Ginger Sauce and Coconut Pilaf
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  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Put flour and coconut milk in separate wide, shallow bowls. In another bowl, mix nuts and panko. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.
  2. Put 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess; dip into coconut milk, letting excess drip off; then press into nut mixture to coat on all sides. Reserve coconut milk. Lay chicken in frying pan in a single layer and cook until golden brown on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes. With a spatula, turn pieces (taking care not to break off nut coating) and brown on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer chicken to a baking pan and bake until no longer pink in center of thickest part (cut to test), 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, wipe any scorched nuts from pan with a paper towel. If pan is dry, add 1 tablespoons each butter and olive oil, then shallots, ginger, and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in broth, wine, and orange juice. Boil until liquid is reduced by about half, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Pour mixture into a blender and, holding lid down tightly with a towel, whirl until very smooth. Return sauce to frying pan and add 1/4 cup reserved coconut milk (discard remainder) and salt and pepper to taste; stir over low heat until hot, then pour into a small bowl.
  5. Spoon Coconut Pilaf onto plates, top with chicken, and serve with sauce.
  6. *Chop the nuts by pulsing briefly in a food processor. Finely shred the peel from the oranges and save it for the pilaf.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 754.57 Kcal (3159 kJ)
Calories from fat 470.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52.33g 81%
Cholesterol 44.54mg 15%
Sodium 501.44mg 21%
Potassium 726.5mg 15%
Total Carbs 52.41g 17%
Sugars 9.27g 37%
Dietary Fiber 6.59g 26%
Protein 20.7g 41%
Vitamin C 21.9mg 36%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Calcium 73.8mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 184.85 Kcal (774 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.82g 81%
Cholesterol 10.91mg 15%
Sodium 122.84mg 21%
Potassium 177.97mg 15%
Total Carbs 12.84g 17%
Sugars 2.27g 37%
Dietary Fiber 1.61g 26%
Protein 5.07g 41%
Vitamin C 5.4mg 36%
Iron 0.9mg 21%
Calcium 18.1mg 7%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.7
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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