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    Balinese coconut chicken
    I can't wait to make this. I had it in Bali years ago and it was fantastic.

    This recipe is from The South Beach DietŪ Cookbook.
    Serves 2

    If Bali is the ultimate island, then this dinner is the ultimate Bali taste. Chicken braised in coconut milk (Opor Ayam) is a true classic of Indonesian fare. We did change the chicken to white meat instead of the traditional drumstick or wing.

    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1/2 pound chicken breast tenders
    1/2 tablespoon chicken broth
    1/2 medium onion, chopped
    1 cloves garlic, minced
    3/8 teaspoon dried cilantro
    1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
    1/16 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 Pinch of ground turmeric
    1/2 cup light coconut milk (no sugar added)
    1 tablespoon macadamia nuts, finely ground
    1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute
    1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
    1/2 tablespoon tamarind paste (available in Indian and specialty food markets)
    1 teaspoon water
    Scallion, chopped (for garnish)

    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until browned and no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.

    Heat the broth in the same skillet. Add the onion, garlic, cilantro, ginger, lemon peel, cumin, and turmeric; cook for 5 minutes (or until the onion is tender but not browned). Stir in the coconut milk, nuts, sugar substitute, and red pepper. Return the chicken to the skillet, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes (or until the chicken is cooked through).

    Remove the chicken to a plate and keep warm. Do not discard the sauce in the pan.

    In a small bowl, combine the tamarind paste and water. Stir into the sauce in the skillet and gently boil until thickened and the mixture measures about 1/2 cup.

    Evenly divide the chicken among 2 serving plates. Top with sauce and garnish with the scallion.

    Nutritional Information:
    360 calories
    25 g total fat (14 g sat)
    66 mg cholesterol
    10 g carbohydrate
    28 g protein
    3 g fiber
    60 mg sodium

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    This look great! Thanks for sharing...

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