Recipes for Recovery Macadamia & Lemon Fried Chicken

Recipes for Recovery: Macadamia and Lemon Fried Chicken

The Wood family founded South Pacific Private 25 years ago and since that time have been committed to the Recovery of their clients and their client’s families.

South Pacific Private approaches Recovery from a holistic viewpoint combining therapy with psycho educational lectures, mindfulness and wellbeing. We have been smoke-free since 2008 and caffeine and sugar free for the last few years as well. The food provided for clients at South Pacific Private is nutritionally balanced and carefully prepared, taking into account all dietary needs.

Several members of the Wood Family, including Fleur Wood and Frances Hansen, are published authors and have created beautiful recipe books which contain lovely, hearty recipes. The Wood family wanted to share some of these recipes with you as a support for your ongoing Recovery.

Eating well and having a balanced, mindful approach to nutrition is important at the point of detox and throughout early Recovery, as well as for a long-term sustainable healthy relationship with food.

In this blog series we will share a collection of recipes from the Wood family which will support Recovery but also healthy eating generally.

We hope you enjoy not only the preparation of these meals but also the nourishment you get from them.



Place the bread, lemon zest and macadamias in a food processor. Blend until well combined and the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Transfer to a plate and season with salt and pepper.

Place the flour on one plate and the egg on another. Taking one piece at a time, coat the chicken in flour, then egg and finally the breadcrumbs. Set aside on another plate.

Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat until a small cube of bread sizzles in the hot oil. Carefully immerse the chicken in the oil and cook on each side for 4-5 minutes or until golden all over and cooked through.

Serve with lemon wedges.

A healthier version of fried chicken made with love from scratch!