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Gingered Orange Chicken Papaya

No recipe image available.This terrific recipe for Gingered Orange Chicken Papaya was submitted by Sylvia Harber of Boulder City, Nevada.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange concentrate, thawed
2 teaspoons freshly grated gingerroot
1 cup toasted coconut, crumbled
1/2 cup bread crumbs
8 chicken thighs, skinless
Papaya Salsa (recipe follows)
Fresh mint leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, mix orange juice and gingerroot.
  2. In separate bowl, mix coconut and bread crumbs.
  3. Dip each piece of chicken first in orange juice mixture and then in coconut mixture. Place chicken on baking sheet.
  4. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until brown and fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.
  5. Remove chicken to serving dish, garnish with mint leaves and serve with Papaya Salsa in separate bowl.

Makes 4 servings.

Papaya Salsa: In large bowl, mix together 1 ripe papaya, peeled and cubed; 1/2 cup diced red onion, 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced; 1 kiwi, peeled and diced, 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.