South Seas Chicken and Bananas

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Kimberly Biegacki

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@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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make South Seas Chicken and Bananas

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.

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About South Seas Chicken and Bananas

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



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