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Ingredients:

Salsa
  • 1 - large apple, cored, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups - diced fresh pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons - minced fresh apples
  • 1 - jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 cups - diced yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons - fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cups - sliced green onion, optional
  • Chicken
  • 2 - boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoons - salt
  • 1 teaspoons - black pepper
  • 8 ounces - macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons - olive oil
  • Directions:

    Prepare the salsa: In a large bowl, combine all salsa ingredients. Set aside.

    Prepare the chicken: Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place nuts on a sheet of waxed paper. Place 1 piece of chicken atop nuts and press firmly to adhere nuts to meat. Flip chicken and repeat. Carefully set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken.

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden on one side, about 3-5 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully turn chicken breasts over. Continue cooking for another 3-5 minutes until completely golden and cooked through.

    Divide chicken among 4 plates and top with salsa. Serve immediately.

    Brief Description

    Paleo powerhouse recipe with a ton of fresh produce, gives a healthy spin on fried chicken by using macadamia nuts and olive oil.

    Main Ingredient:

    chicken

    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 15 min

    Source

    Costco Connection

    Posted By:

    cookingmama

    Posted On:

    February 1, 2015

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