Island Chicken with Macadamia Rice
- Yield: 4 servings
- 4-- boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- Huli Huli Sauce:
- 2/3cup ketchup
- 1/4cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
- 1-- garlic clove, finely grated
- 2tablespoons honey
- 1tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- Crunchy Island Rice:
- 1/4cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1/4cup chopped, roasted and lightly salted macadamia nuts
- 2tablespoons minced dried papaya
- 1/4cup chopped yellow bell pepper
- 4cups cooked long grain white or jasmine rice
- 3tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 3tablespoons macadamia nut oil
- 2tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1tablespoon honey
- -- cilantro and yellow pepper rings, for garnish
To make the Huli Huli sauce, in a medium bowl whisk together the
ketchup, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey and sesame oil until blended.
Place 1/4 cup in a large, food-safe sealable food storage bag along with
the chicken breasts. Seal bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 to
30 minutes. Set remaining Huli Huli sauce aside.
While chicken marinates, to prepare the crunchy island rice, place the
coconut in a medium nonstick skillet and cook over medium heat for 5 to
6 minutes or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Set aside to a
large bowl to cool. To the coconut add the macadamia nuts, papaya, bell
pepper, rice and chopped cilantro. In a small bowl whisk together the macadamia
nut oil, lemon juice and honey until blended. Add to the rice mixture,
toss to combine and leave to stand at room temperature.
Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade from the bag. Place
chicken breasts on a broiler pan and broil about 5 inches from heat for
5 to 7 minutes per side or until done, basting frequently with remaining
Huli Huli sauce.
Place rice mixture on a platter and top with cooked chicken pieces.
Garnish with cilantro and yellow pepper rings.
Makes 4 servings