South Seas Chicken and Bananas

Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

Do you love tropical flavors such as coconut, lemon, banana, kiwi and the spice Cardamom? Well, you will certainly enjoy this dish if you do. It is a very unique dish and the flavor of Cardamom is throughout the dish. I love the unique taste of cardamom and coconut along with the crunch of the cornflakes in this dish.

This is a very nice recipe to make if you want a refreshing change from your everyday meals.

I have had this recipe for over 10 years and it comes from a Taste of Home magazine but I do not have the year. The author of the recipe is Wendy Smith from Eagleville, Pa.

I hope you enjoy. Kim


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Serves:

6-8 people

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/4 c
lemon juice
1 can(s)
(14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c
milk
1/2 c
flaked coconut
1/8 tsp
ground cardamom (i used 1/4 tsp)
6 medium
very firm bananas, halved lengthwise (i used just 3)
3 c
cornflake crumbs
5 to 6 lb
chicken pieces (i used chicken breasts cut up)
3/4 c
butter or margarine, melted, divided
sliced kiwifruit and starfruit, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a food processor or blender, blend the lemon juice, condensed milk, milk, coconut and cardamom until smooth. Pour into a bowl.
2
Dip bananas into milk mixture; roll in cornflakes and set aside.
3
Dip chicken into remaining milk mixture; roll in the remaining cornflakes and place in two greased 13-in. X 2-in. baking pans.
4
Drizzle with 1/2 cup of the melted butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degress for 1 hour [or less if it is chicken breasts]. Arrange bananas over the chicken. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake 15 minutes (I just baked it for 10 more minutes)longer or until chicken juices run clear.
5
Garnish with Kiwi and Starfruit if desired.
(I laid my sliced kiwifruit on to toasted coconut)
Yields 6-8 servings.
6
Inside the baked banana.

Note: Only make enough bananas for those who are eating. They do not make for a good reheat and will need to be tossed. But the chicken is fine to reheat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian