Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cookbook Countdown #12 ~ Macadamia-crusted chicken strips with mango salsa

December 2016 at Cookbook Countdown!
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Macadamia-crusted chicken strips with mango salsa

chicken tenderloins (breast fillets - cut into strips)
enough APL - seasoned with salt and pepper - for coating
1 egg - beaten
handful of macadamias, toasted and finely chopped
fresh breadcrumbs (to be mixed with chopped macadamia nuts)
oil for frying

1 small mango, diced into small cubes
diced half red onion
chopped coriander leaves
half green chilli (red would have been better!) -
seeded and finely copped
juice of one lime
salt and pepper to taste (I skipped)

recipe adapted from
Fingerfood with more than 80 stylish ideas
by Murdoch Books ~ pages 64 to 66
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  1. That looks amazing! You are making me hungry! The mango looks so good -- it's hard to find good ones now I don't live in Asia...

    1. Both components tasted great, we enjoyed them. Thanks for visiting MsHTL!

  2. Hi Emily,
    This yummy macadamia nuts coated fried chicken tenders attracted me here. I'm sure it's a perfect pairing with tangy sweet mango salsa ^-^!

  3. Hi Karen, the nutty coating was good n easy to put together. Thanks for dropping for a visit!

  4. I already like the name of macadamia crusted! Must be very nutty "hiong" and delicious! The mango looks good too, I could finish the whole bowl of it!