It's easy to bring a tropical taste to your table with this interesting chicken dish. The vinaigrette adds a nice tart touch to the slightly sweet coconut coating.
- 1 cup crushed shredded wheat cereal
- 3/4 cup flaked coconut
- 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon each cornstarch and sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup drained pineapple chunks
- 1 tablespoon chopped pimientos
- In a shallow bowl, combine cereal and coconut. Remove skin from chicken if desired. Dip chicken pieces in eggs, then coat with coconut mixture.
- Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and sugar. Stir in water until smooth. Add vinegar and butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add green pepper and onion; cook until onion is softened. Stir in pineapple and pimientos; heat through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Chicken with Pineapple Vinaigrette in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p35
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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