Monday, 14 July 2008

Coconut Crusted Mustard Chicken with noodles and vegetables...

I have been speaking lately to another blogger called Pomai who has a blog hosted in Hawaii! Now coconuts and exotic ingredients are widely found there so I wanted to create a different spin on a traditional English chicken dish.

So to experiment with a few different flavours and upon reading my trusty food magazine BBC good food magazine I found this recipe for coconut chicken! I was very intrigued and love coconut so it seemed like a fantastic recipe!

Out of most meats chicken is really healthy as it is white meat and has less fat content.

So here’s how to make it yourself!

RECIPE: Coconut Crusted Mustard Chicken served with egg noodles and an assortment of fresh vegetables

You will need (for 4 people)

4 chicken breasts washed
1 bag of desiccated coconut
Dijon and Wholegrain mustard
1 egg white
1 pack of green beans
1 pack of mixed vegetables
3 servings of medium egg noodles

To Make:

1. Wash and prep the chicken pre-heating the oven to 180 degrees and layout some coconut on a plate

2. Beat an egg white in a bowl

3. Dip the chicken breast into the mixture

4. Cover the breast with a mixture of wholegrain and Dijon mustard

5. Coat the piece in coconut until well covered

6. Place n a lined baking tray and cook for approximately 35 minutes

6. Meanwhile heat the vegetables, beans and noodles

7. For decoration spread a line of wholegrain mustard on the plate

Add the vegetables, noodles and chicken

I must say please try this its my new favourite recipe and I cant wait to make it again!

The chicken was like breaded chicken, however the coconut gave it a sweet crunchy texture, yet in cased a tender and mustard seasoned chicken breast. It has been suggest by Pomai that Mango would go great with this recipe and I totally agree!

A mango salsa would work brilliantly all you need to do is blend some chopped mangos with lime, garlic, chili and basil.

1 comment:

Pomai said...

Yummy. This sounds great. We have quite a few restaurants in the islands that serve some variation of Coconut-crusted fish. Usually served with some kind of sauce or mango salsa.

Coconut crusted shrimp is also popular here.