Monday, February 7, 2011

Paleo Macadamia crusted chicken with pineapple coconut sauce and ginger carrots

So tonight I am posting the recipe to a full meal. This dinner was so yummy. The chicken had a yummy slightly salty and crunchy crust, the sauce with sweet and tangy, and the carrots were almost creamy with a little hint of spice. Everything just flowed together perfectly. I think that this dish would likely also work well with a simple white fish instead of chicken. Also, the sauce contains coconut butter, if you do not have coconut butter, I recommend trying a mix of coconut milk and coconut oil. However, I highly recommend getting your hands on coconut butter. Its decadent and very healthful at the same time.

Paleo Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Chicken

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
5-6 oz roasted salted macadamia nuts, chopped finely
3 tbsp unsweetened coconut, fine shred
1/2 can coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut oil and enough to grease the pan

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a pan with coconut oil. Pour coconut oil into pie dish (or some sore of plate), mix coconut and macadamias and place in a separate pie pan (or plate). Dip the chicken breast into the coconut milk and turn to coat. Then move the chicken into the macadamia mixture, and toss to coat. Place chicken in the pan. Repeat until all chicken is coated. Place in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes. Serve with the Pineapple Coconut Sauce or your other favorite sauce.

Paleo Pineapple Coconut Sauce

1 8oz can pineapple rings, in juice
3 tbsp coconut butter
1 lime juiced
2 tsp honey
1 6 oz can pineapple juice
2 tsp arrowroot

Add juice from pineapple rings, coconut butter, lime, pineapple juice and honey to small sauce pan. Heat over medium low heat. Add arrowroot and stir until well mixed. Heat until sauce thickens to desired consistency. Dice pineapple and mix to combine. Serve with macadamia crusted chicken or other favorite meal.

Paleo Coconut Ginger Carrots

1 bag of baby carrots
1-2 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp coconut milk
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
sea salt

In large skillet melt coconut oil, ensure it coats the pan, over medium heat. Add coconut milk, carrots, ginger and salt. Stir to combine, cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until carrots are tender. If the liquid steams off, then add a few tablespoons of water to continue allowing the carrots to steam. Stir every 5-7 minutes to ensure even cooking. Serve and enjoy!


  1. This looks bomb! I have an experiment in the oven with chicken and macadamia flour. This may have to be the follow up.

  2. 3 Researches REVEAL How Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    This means that you literally burn fat by consuming Coconut Fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from large medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world around!