Chicken Veggies Stuffed Papaya Recipe

Chicken Veggies Stuffed Papaya Recipe

Stuffed Papaya Recipe by Heghineh

An exotic yet simple stuffed papaya appetizer inspired by one of Hawaiian restaurants we dined at during our vacation.

To be honest, I never thought papaya can be used in salads or other food dishes, but after trying it with properly spiced and seasoned veggies, I can tell it’s a very universal fruit and tastes simply delicious as an appetizer. Not to mention it’s also a unique and original bowl for serving a small dish.

Original dish was made with seared beef tenderloin, and had fresh asparagus,which I didn’t really enjoy with that specific meal,it just didn’t combine with the rest of ingredients.

My version, since I’m not a big fan of beef in general, is with chicken breast filet , although shrimp or lobster meat would’ve completed this appetizer beautifully.

Getting to the simple recipe of chicken veggies stuffed papaya , try it and let me know what you think.

Chicken Veggies Stuffed Papaya Recipe

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Chicken Veggies Stuffed Papaya Recipe


Chicken Veggies Stuffed Papaya Recipe

Recipe will serve 2 people

1 ripe medium papaya , cut in half lengthwise

Half of a chicken breast filet

2-3 small cucumbers, sliced into circles

8 oz cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves

3-4 scallions

1-2 tbs freshly chopped parsley

1 garlic clove, minced

3-4 tbs olive or avocado oil, divided , you’d use some for salad, the test for marinating the chicken

2-3 limes , for salad and for marinating the meat

Turmeric, cayenne, coriander for seasoning the meat

Salt, pepper to taste

Chicken Veggies Stuffed Papaya Recipe



Chicken Veggies Stuffed Papaya Recipe

Start by marinating the meat, the longer it marinates the better it will taste

Cut the meat into even stripes and place in a bowl

Add in the oil, seasonings and lime juice, set aside to marinate 30-45 minutes or longer

Using a panini maker or striped grip pan, grip the papaya until the brown stripes are marked on the fruit , set aside

In another bowl combine sliced veggies and herbs

Also prepare the dressing for salad with squeezed lime juice, oil, garlic , salt and pepper

Chicken Veggies Stuffed Papaya Recipe

Cook the chicken in a preheated skillet, until fully cooked

Pour the salad dressing over salad and toss to incorporate

Mix in the meat and toss again

Scoop the prepared salad into papaya bowls

Optionally, you can sprinkle the salad with toasted, chopped macadamia nuts

Serve immediately

Bon appetite!

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Chicken Veggies Stuffed Papaya Recipe