Cocnut Crusted Chicken From Cooking Light Recipe

Looking for an easy Cocnut Crusted Chicken from Cooking Light recipe? Learn how to make Cocnut Crusted Chicken from Cooking Light using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by brendakoesterman

Makes 4 servings



Besides their abundant monounsaturated fat, cashews also contribute a pleasing crunch to the sauce. The chicken and sauce gain a flavor and texture lift with flaked coconut and light coconut milk.

Recipe Ingredients for Cocnut Crusted Chicken from Cooking Light

1 2/5 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1 large egg white
2 teaspoons canola oil
3/4 cup light coconut milk
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon red curry paste
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/4 cup shallots
1 tablespoon ginger
2 garlic cloves
1/3 cup chopped dry-roasted cashews
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons fish sauce

Recipe Directions for Cocnut Crusted Chicken from Cooking Light

  1. Preheat oven to 400.

  2. To prepare chicken, sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch and red pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag. Combine panko and flaked coconut in a shallow dish. Place egg white in another shallow dish. Add chicken to bag; seal and shake well to coat evenly. Remove from bag; discard remaining cornstarch mixture. Dip 1 chicken breast half in egg white; dredge in panko mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining 3 chicken breast halves, egg white, and panko mixture.

  3. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Place skillet in oven. Bake at 400 for 8 minutes or until done.

  4. To prepare sauce, combine coconut milk, sugar, curry paste, and 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch in a small bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots, ginger, and garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add coconut milk mixture; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or just until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cashews, juice, and fish sauce. Garnish each serving with 1 lime wedge and 1 cilantro sprig.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 285.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
521
Calories from Fat
252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.0g
43%
Saturated Fat
14.9g
74%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Sodium
1017mg
42%
Potassium
345mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
32.3g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
6.4g
Protein
40.0g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 6% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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