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    Chicken With Coconut Chutney in Banana Leaves

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    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 17 mins

    37 mins

    40 mins

    Charishma_Ramchandani's Note:

    This chicken involves a bit of work, but is well worth it. If you are lucky enough to get to visit South India one day, look out for this tasty chicken served in style. You'll be singing happy tunes all the while:)

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Make 3 slashes on both sides of each chicken breast.
    2. 2
      Then rub the papaya paste on the chicken breasts.
    3. 3
      Keep it aside for 20 minutes.
    4. 4
      In a blender, now puree the mint, corriander, garlic, green chillies, ginger, coconut, lime juice, coconut cream and cumin together.
    5. 5
      Add salt to taste.
    6. 6
      Cut each banana leaf into a 32cm X 32 cm square.
    7. 7
      Boil water in a large pan.
    8. 8
      Hold the banana leaf with tongs and dip each leaf{one at a time} in boiling water.
    9. 9
      Remove the leaf immediately from the water.
    10. 10
      Rinse it in a large bowl of cold water.
    11. 11
      Dry it with a paper towel.
    12. 12
      The leaves should be soft enough to fold.
    13. 13
      Place each chicken breast in the centre of 1 banana leaf.
    14. 14
      Spread the pureed coconut mixture over the top side of the chicken breast.
    15. 15
      Sprinkle the chopped lemon rind over it.
    16. 16
      Fold the opposite sides of the banana leaf over each chicken breast.
    17. 17
      Arrange the banana packets{seam side down} in a single layer in a steamer.
    18. 18
      Place the steamer over a pan of boiling water.
    19. 19
      Cover the steamer.
    20. 20
      Cook for 20 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
    21. 21
      Arrange the unopened banana leaf packets in a serving dish, leaving them to be opened by guests just before eating.
    22. 22
      Enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken With Coconut Chutney in Banana Leaves

    Serving Size: 1 (255 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 417.1
     
    Calories from Fat 242
    58%
    Total Fat 26.9 g
    41%
    Saturated Fat 15.6 g
    78%
    Cholesterol 92.8 mg
    30%
    Sodium 122.2 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    17%
    Sugars 5.4 g
    21%
    Protein 33.1 g
    66%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    papaya paste

    ginger

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