Saturday, April 5, 2014

Special Chicken with Coconut

Special Chicken with Coconut

This is a really great recipe that too me over a year to get into the blog.  I will definitely make this again.  We adapted this recipe from Tim Ferriss' Crisp-Baked Sesame-Coconut Chicken. This was relatively simple to make and very tasty.  The best part was that it came from the Dr. Oz show - so you know it is good for you.  This would be good as a chicken entree, and I can also see this as something we would put on salad.

Ingredients (4 servings)
1/2 cup Mayonnaise (we used olive oil mayonnaise)
1 egg
1 tsp Sesame oil
1/4 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
1/4 tsp Mustard powder
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 1/2 lbs Boneless, skinless chicken (around 3-4), cut into 1" chunks
7 tbsp Sesame seeds
6 tbsp Coconut flakes

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, egg, sesame oil, mustard powder, salt, and pepper.  Add chicken chunks and toss to coat.
3. Mix the sesame seeds and coconut flakes on a plate.  One by one, take a chicken chunk and place it in the sesame seed-coconut mixture.  Then, sprinkle some mixture on top of the chicken.  Transfer the chicken to the baking sheet and repeat with remaining chicken.
4. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 20–22 minutes.  Let cool for 2-3 minutes and then serve.


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