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"Drunken" Chicken

serves 4

Cooking Time: 30 min

Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 to 1 ¼ pounds), flattened to ½-inch thickness
1/4 cup light rum
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup cream of coconut


Instructions:
1. Place chicken in a single layer in a 9- x 13-inch glass baking dish; set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine rum, nutmeg, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, crushed red pepper, and ginger. Mix well and pour over chicken. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes, turning once.

3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Remove chicken from marinade reserving excess marinade, and saute chicken until cooked through and golden. Remove chicken to a serving platter and keep warm.

4. Add mushrooms and reserved marinade to skillet and cook 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in cream of coconut. Cook sauce over low heat 5 to 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened; serve over chicken.

Note:
Feel free to substitute 1 to 2 tablespoons of rum extract for the rum.

We like to serve this with a side of wild rice!

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