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I haven't tried it yet but man! It sure sounds like something my daughter will love as will i
These are fantastic! The Mango Cream really “takes the cake”. I used almost 2 lb. of chicken (4 lg. breast halves) and by the time I cut them into bite size portions; I had about 35 -40 pieces. I had plenty flour and batter however; I did need to prepare more of the breadcrumb/coconut coating. (I used plain store bought breadcrumbs). Since I do not deep fry much, this was the first time I used my new deep fryer (5 QT. with 48 ounces Oil) ; I wasn’t sure how many to fry at one time and ended doing them in batches of eight, for five minuets. I kept them warm in the oven, on another cookie sheet. I could have probably fried at least 10+ at a time. The chicken bites came out crisp, golden brown, very tender, and moist. I must learn how to take and publish pictures, they looked beautiful. The mango cream sauce, I could eat it with a spoon, it was so good (rich). It really does need to sit out at room temperature, as doing so allows the flavors to meld and the consistency becomes light and velvety, Yum! The only constructive advice I can personally give; it takes a lot longer than 35 minuets, especially if you make your breadcrumbs from scratch. Of course, I am a “slowsky”, no Rachel Ray here! Next time I will season the batter with more salt or maybe season the chicken its self, for us it needed to have a more savory contrast with the sweet sauce. I am also going to try using panko instead of breadcrumbs. This makes a great appetizer and I don’t know what I was thinking, when I decided to serve it as our dinner entrée. I steamed some carrots, pea pods, and water chestnuts, seasoned them with a wasabi teriyaki glaze, and steamed white rice. I am going to freeze the remaining Chicken Bites and DS can have them for after school snacks. My DH and DS do not like seafood and always wonder why I rave over coconut shrimp, well now they know. I am going to make these for an appetizer, at my next get together. I know my guest will love them as much as we did. I highly recommend this recipe. They are VERY GOOD and do not skip the Mango Cream! Recipe saved to “My 5 Star Cookbook”. Thank you homegirl, well done!