*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Bird of Paradise
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chinese                          Chicken
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       cn           (20 oz.) sliced pineapple in
                         -syrup
    2                    Whole chicken breasts,split
                         -(or 1 cut up 3 lb. fryer
                         -chicken)
    2       tb           Butter
      1/4   c            Dry sherry
    3       tb           Soy sauce
    2       lg           Cloves garlic,pressed
    2       tb           Finely chopped crystallized
                         -ginger
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1                    Red bell
                         -pepper,seeded,chunked
    1 1/2   c            Sliced celery
      1/2   c            Sliced green onion
    1                    Papaya,peeled,sliced
                         -(optional)
    1       tb           Cornstarch
 
   Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Brown chicken in butter; Drain.
   
   Combine syrup with sherry, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Pour over chicken.
   Cover, simmer 30 minutes, turning chicken once. Remove chicken. Add
   pineapple, bell pepper, celery, green onion and papaya to pan. Dissolve
   cornstarch in 1/2 cup water. Stir into  pan. Bring to boil. When thickened,
   spoon over chicken.
  
 
 
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