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04-03-2007, 07:03 PM
I try many recipes and don't post them because they are average or just above average. I found this recipe in my Mastercook last night, tried it and loved it. However, I do not know the source. Here it is:

* Exported from MasterCook *

Chicken in Coconut Cream Sauce

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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 tablespoon finely chopped or ground almonds
2 tablespoons dried coconut (dessicated -- unsweetened)
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt (I used Kosher)
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger (if using powdered -- use -1 tsp.)
1 cloves minced garlic -- (1 to 2)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
3/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese
3/4 cup lite coconut milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil ( one worked fine for me) -- (1 to 2)
1 pound boneless -- skinless chicken
breasts or tenders, cut into chunks
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom or 3 whole cardamom pods
1/4 cup chopped -- fresh cilantro (for

1) Place almonds and coconut in a dry skillet and dry roast for 1-2 minutes or until almonds are golden and coconut is brown around edges. Spoon into a bowl.

2) To coconut/almond mixture, add chili powder, salt, ginger, garlic, and coriander. Stir in ricotta cheese and coconut milk. Set aside.

3) Heat 1-2 tablespoons oil in skillet. Add chicken chunks and cardamom and cook for 2-3 minutes to seal.

4) Add coconut/cheese mixture to skillet and bring to a simmer. Lower heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until chicken is done.

Serve over rice and top with fresh cilantro.

04-03-2007, 08:36 PM
Sounds good!

04-03-2007, 09:40 PM
Sounds good -- added to my database! Thanks!

04-03-2007, 10:21 PM
Is this a Weight Watcher recipe? I have a dear friend coming for a visit soon who is on Weight Watchers. Would this be okay to serve her?

04-04-2007, 08:32 PM
Wish I knew if it was a Weight Watcher recipe but I tend to doubt it.
I thought I might've gotten it from the BB originally but I can't seem to find it here. My only other guess is that I got it from the internet. That'll teach me to keep better track of the source!