Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken

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“I found this recipe on the Mauna Loa site about 8 years ago. The site has changed since that time. My family really enjoys this recipe. We all agree that the fresh lime juice in the sauce is key. So, for safekeeping and easy access to this recipe, here you have it! This recipe can be used as a main course or as an appetizer. If you can't find macadamia nut oil, as a substitute I would suggest using an extra light olive oil.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Make the Sauce
  3. Mix the mayonnaise and sour cream together untill blended. Add sugar, juice of 1 lime, lemon pepper and garlice. Stir together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. The Chicken
  5. Slice each chicken breast into 3 even slices. Pound them slightly between plastic wrap or waxed paper, season with salt and pepper.
  6. Crack the eggs into a shallow bowl, whisk until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
  7. Place finely chopped macadamia nuts into another shallow bowl.
  8. Dip chicken strips in the egg, then coat with the finely chopped macadamia nuts. Place the macadamia nut covered chicken on a baking sheet and bake them at 375 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until juices run clear.
  9. In a saute pan, add 1 tbsp macadamia nut oil and garlic. Stir fry until garlic turns golden. Add red pepper strips to pan and continue to cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Remove chicken from the oven and arrange on platter. Garnish with peppers. Sprinkle with chopped macadamia nuts, optional. Serve with sauce for dipping.
  11. Prep time and cook time are rough estimates and will vary on your level of cooking skills and your oven.

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