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Chicken Fingers with Turmeric Rice, Curry Cream, and Avocado Relish


  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

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  • FOR THE CHICKEN
  • 12 chicken tenders, or equivalent boneless, skinless chicken cut into strips
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • FOR THE RICE
  • 1 cup rice - any kind
  • chicken stock or water to cook rice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • FOR THE CURRY SAUCE
  • 6 ounces plain greek yogurt
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • cayenne pepper and salt, to taste
  • FOR THE RELISH
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 small cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 lime, juiced

Instructions

For the Chicken

  1. Cover the chicken in the coconut milk for 2 hours or up to overnight. Preheat the oven to 425F and set a baking rack inside a baking sheet. Spray the rack with cooking spray. Remove the chicken from the coconut milk and dredge on both sides in the panko, pressing with your fingers to form a crust. Arrange the chicken tenders on the baking rack and spray the chicken with cooking spray. Bake at 425F for 15 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until the chicken is golden on both sides and cooked through.

For the Rice

  1. Cook the rice with the turmeric and garlic according to the package directions. Right before serving, stir the green onions into the rice.

For the Curry Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients and taste: adjust seasonings to your preference.

For the Relish

  1. Combine all ingredients right before serving.
  2. To assemble, make a bed of the turmeric rice and top with some chicken. Drizzle the chicken with the curry sauce and serve with the relish on the side and extra lime wedges, if desired.

Notes

  • The chicken can marinate overnight, but when I make this meal I like to use the following timeline: Start rice, make curry sauce while rice works. Get chicken in the oven, assemble relish while chicken and rice are finishing. All will be done right around the same time. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
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