chicken tropicana

Main dishes
4 Servings
3½ pounds Chicken; in 8 pieces (up to 4)
  Salt and pepper; to taste
1 tablespoon Oil
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
¼ cup Shallots; finely chopd
Clove garlic; minced
1 tablespoon Finely chopped candied ginger OR fresh; ginger root
2 cups Canned unsweetened coconut milk
¼ cup Orange marmalade; or to taste
1 cup Diced fresh papaya
1 cup Diced fresh mango
1 cup Diced fresh pineapple
½ cup Cashews; lightly toasted
¼ 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 fruit over it. Sprinkle the toasted coconut on top. Serve at once. MC formatting by bobbi744@...

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.

Recipe by: Miami Spice: New Florida Cuisine/Lansing St.Journal Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Roberta Banghart <bobbi744@...> on May 05, 1998

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