Chicken Tropicana


pound Chicken, in 8 pieces (up to 4)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon Oil
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
cup Shallots, finely chopd
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Finely chopped candied ginger OR fresh, ginger
cup Orange marmalade, or to taste
1 cup Diced fresh papaya
1 cup Diced fresh mango
1 cup Diced fresh pineapple
cup Cashews, lightly toasted
cup Shredded coconut meat, toasted


Wash chicken and blot dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a large saute pan. Brown the chicken on all sides, 3-4 minutes.
Transfer the chicken to a platter. Pour off all the fat. Melt the butter in the pan. Sautee the shallots, garlic and ginger until soft, but not brown, about 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan. Stir in the coconut milk, marmalade, salt and pepper. Simmer the chicken, uncovered, until almost cooked, 15-20 minutes. Stir in the fresh fruits and the cashews and cook the chicken through, about 5 minutes more. Correct the seasonings, adding salt and pepper to taste. If the sauce needs sweetness, add a little more orange marmalade. Transfer the chicken to a bowl or platter. Spoon the sauce and f
NOTES : To toast cashews, brtown in a heavy, dry frying pan over Low heat.
Shake the pans as the nuts roast. To toast coconut, spread on baking sheet, place in 350 F. oven and brown, stirring frequently for 5-8 minutes.




6.0 servings


Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 4:32pm



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