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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

October 28 2011

Around The World - Hawaiian - Chicken Hawaiian

4 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1 egg slightly beaten
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons shortening
4 pineapple slices
2 cooked sweet potatoes (quartered)
2 firm bananas, peeled and cut in half lengthwise

Sweet and Sour Sauce
2 tablespoons shortening
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup catsup
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 Tbs. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. curry powder

Rinse and pat chicken dry. Place chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap; flatten slightly. Cream butter and chili powder. Blend in coconut. Divide into eight portions. Spoon one portion onto each chicken piece. Tuck in sides; roll and skewer. Chill two hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Dip chicken rolls into egg, then roll in combined breadcrumbs and salt to coat evenly. Melt 1/4 cup of the shortening in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken rolls and brown evenly on all sides. Transfer to greased shallow baking dish and bake 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is tender. Remove skewers. Melt remaining shortening in skillet over medium heat. Heat pineapple, sweet potatoes, an bananas. Arrange with chicken rolls on a searing platter and serve with sweet and sour sauce.

Sweet and Sour Sauce Instructions:

Melt shortening in small skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook until tender. Stir in catsup, preserves, brown sugar, vinegar, curry powder, blend. Keep warm until served.