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Almond-crusted chicken with rainbow coleslaw

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 medium oranges
  • 4 cups thinly sliced red cabbage (340g)
  • 2 large carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 large yellow pepper, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp snipped chives
  • 3 tbsp white-wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp canola oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup almonds, very finely chopped
  • 1 large egg white
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (110g each)

Recipe Directions

  1. Place a 40cm by 25cm baking tray on oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Cut peel and white pith from oranges; discard. Cut oranges into segments; transfer to large bowl with their juice. Add cabbage, carrots, yellow pepper, chives, vinegar, 1 teaspoon oil and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Toss well; let coleslaw stand.
  3. Spread flour on medium plate; spread almonds on another plate. In pie plate, beat egg white until foamy.
  4. Sprinkle cumin, chilli and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper over chicken. Press 1 side of 1 piece chicken in flour; shake off excess. Dip same side in egg white, then press into nuts. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  5. Remove hot pan from oven; brush with remaining oil. Add chicken, nut-side down; roast on lowest rack for 10 to 12 minutes or until it just loses its pink colour. Serve with coleslaw.

Each Serving About 1 470kJ, 30g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 15g total fat (2g saturated), 7g fibre, 63mg cholesterol.

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