Coconut Chicken Tenders Recipe

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Coconut Chicken Tenders Recipe

Coconut Chicken Tenders Recipe

Coconut Chicken Tenders Recipe

Coconut Chicken Tenders Recipe

Thai cuisine is famous when it comes to the combination of chicken and coconut dishes; here this recipe explains a way to use both in a delicious treat; this baked version of coconut chicken is particularly healthy and can be served as a snack/appetizer or as a main meal with some side dishes.

Recipe Info:

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 boneless and chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup of Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon freshly Ground black Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • cooking spray
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest (optional)
  • 1 large egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with non stick cooking spray.

Rinse chicken breasts with water; pat dry with paper towels. Trim off the visible fat and cut lengthwise into 1 inch strips or thinly like tenders; Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper over the strips.

Crack 1 large egg in a shallow bowl; whisk for 30 seconds till frothy.

Add ¾ cup of Panko bread crumbs to a large bowl along with ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut and ½ teaspoon lime zest if you are using; combine all the ingredients well.

Working with one at a time, dip chicken strips in the egg mixture; let excess drip off the chicken;

Then dredge each strip in coconut mixture. Lightly press the mixture into it using back side of a wooden spatula and make sure to coat on all sides; repeat the process for remaining pieces.

Arrange the coconut coated chicken strips on prepared baking sheet in a single layer; bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes until chicken cooks completely.

Take the tray out of the oven when it’s done; transfer to a serving platter; garnish with some more shredded coconut if you like; serve tasty chicken tenders hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes & Tips:

  • To simplify the process use pre-made chicken tenders.
  • Baking time varies according to the thickness of the chicken.
  • Plain bread crumbs can be used as a substitute for the pankos.
  • If bread crumbs doesn’t stick to the chicken, use food processor to smooth it out a bit.
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of melted butter over chicken strips before baking to keep it moist.
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