Week 3: Foods and tips on having a robust Immune System

Gabriel McSharry, Clinical Nutritionist, joined Francie to chat about foods and nutrition for a robust immune system and what foods are good for the immune system.

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Curried Coconut Chicken

1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup preserves: 571 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup apricot preserves, warmed



  1. Place butter in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the coconut and curry powder. Dip chicken in butter, then coat with coconut mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with salt. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Serve with preserves