Lime-Macadamia Crusted Chicken


Serves: 4

Cooking spray
3/4 teaspoon light coconut milk
Zest and juice of 1 lime, divided
1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted macadamia nuts
1/4 cup panko
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 pinch salt
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
4 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a shallow dish, combine coconut milk and lime juice. In another shallow dish, combine lime zest, macadamia nuts, panko, cilantro, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, if using. Dip each chicken breast into coconut milk, then into macadamia mixture, then place on baking sheet. Spritz top of each breast with additional cooking spray, if desired, to facilitate browning. Baking for 25 minutes until crust is golden brown and chicken have reached an internal temperature of 180 degrees.

Nutrition score per serving: 217 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated), 5g carbs, 27g protein, 1g fiber