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Fried Green Bananas With Spiced Ground Chicken

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  Green bananas 4 Medium (Use The Unripe Ones)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground chicken/Ground turkey 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Dried currants/1/2 cup golden raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pimiento-stuffed olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Plain yogurt/Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Loosely packed cilantro leaves/Loosely packed fresh mint leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped

1. Peel the bananas with a paring knife (the peel doesn't come off easily when the bananas are unripe). Cut them in half lengthwise, then in half lengthwise again, so you have 4 long strips, each about 1/2 inch wide.
2. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Using a fork, mix the flour, cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together on a plate. Dip the bananas in the seasoned flour and set them, flat side down, in the skillet. Saute over medium heat, for 3 minutes. Turn them over, cover, and cook until brown and crisp all over, 3 to 4 minutes longer.
3. While the bananas are cooking, heat the olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, allspice, chili powder, and oregano and saute until aromatic, 10 seconds.
4. Add the ground chicken and cook until almost cooked through, about 5 minutes. As you cook the chicken, keep mashing it with the side of a wooden spoon so that it crumbles evenly.
5. Stir the water into the tomato paste to dissolve it, and add it to the chicken along with the currants and olives. Simmer until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper.
6. Remove the skillet from the heat. Spoon the chicken in the center of each dinner plate and top with some yogurt. Surround the chicken with slices of banana. Drizzle a tiny bit of honey over the bananas if you wish. Garnish the chicken and bananas with the mint.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 518 Calories from Fat 204

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g34.9%

Saturated Fat 7 g34.8%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 113.2 mg37.7%

Sodium 623.8 mg26%

Total Carbohydrates 62 g20.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.3%

Sugars 28.2 g

Protein 24 g49%

Vitamin A 54.7% Vitamin C 53.3%

Calcium 8.8% Iron 16.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fried Green Bananas With Spiced Ground Chicken Recipe