Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 clove garlic -- mashed with salt to form paste
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1/4 cup cilantro -- chopped fine
1 cup mango -- peeled and diced
1 cup pickled beets sliced
1/4 cup scallions -- finely chopped
1 whole chicken breast -- (about 3/4- pound) halved
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
 

Preparation / Directions:

For the Salsa: In a bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons oil, lime juice, garlic paste, and salt and pepper to taste. In a non-stick skillet heat remaining tablespoon olive oil over moderately high heat, until hot, but not smoking. Saute corn until deep golden (4 minutes). Add corn and remaining ingredients to bowl and toss to combine well. (Beets may bleed slightly, coloring other ingredients). For the Chicken: Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. On a plate stir together cornmeal, paprika, and cayenne and press chicken into mixture, coating both sides. In skillet heat butter over moderately high heat until foam subsides and saute chicken until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes each side. Serve chicken with salsa. Note: This recipe appeared in the Gourmet September 1996 issue. Its really easy to make and has a nice Caribbean flavor. I almost didn't put the beets in, but they are practically tasteless and add a nice color. Serve it with mashed sweet potatoe

 

Nutritional Information:

1638 Calories (kcal); 79g Total Fat; (41% calories from fat); 78g Protein; 170g Carbohydrate; 206mg Cholesterol; 817mg Sodium


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