Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders

by Andie Mitchell on January 17, 2011

 

I am over the moon with coconut. Head over heels, batting my eyelashes, can’t get enough, wish it would call me more often, think the sun rises and sets by…coconut.

So, as you might imagine, toasted coconut takes my love to the tenth power, multiplied by infinity. Alarming levels of love and dependency are reached. The normally tender, chewy flakes become a bit crunchy…crumbly even. The sweetness turns richer, nuttier.

 

Enter coconut crusted chicken tenders. Exit all sensibilities.

There’s loveliness about traditional chicken tenders, chicken fingers, whatever you fondly call moist strips of chicken fried golden and crisp-crumbed. In fact, they’re some of life’s simple pleasures. They feel indulgent, satisfying, fun in that pick-upable way. Tossing and toasting them with flakes of coconut mingles their normally savory, salty flavor with sweetness.

I’m so pleased with how well these turned out. Because while I expected to like them purely based on ingredients used and the general enjoyment I get from making bar food healthier, I didn’t realize they’d have such a unique depth of flavor. I expected, well, simple coconut flavor. What I got was nuttier, more salty caramel flavor.

Fellow coconut lovers, you’re welcome.

Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders


I began with chicken breasts, and sliced them into long, one inch thick strips.

I let them relax in a bath filled with two lightly beaten eggs.

Then I tossed them in a pile of panko breadcrumbs mixed with sweetened, shredded coconut, a generous pinch of salt, and pepper.

First, I lightly fried them in a pan for 3 minutes on each side, just so they’d develop that golden crust, and then I finished cooking them in the oven. I love this fry-bake method because it uses less oil to get the tenders cooked through, but still produces that delicious crunchy coating. It’s the same way I make buffalo chicken tenders, which are equally as tasty.

Coconut Chicken Tenders

(serves 4)

  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins or chicken breasts, sliced into long, 1″ thick strips
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Preheat oven to 400°F. Create an assembly line for easy coating of each tenderloin: Place all chicken strips on one plate. Next to that, place flour in a wide, shallow bowl. Lightly whisk eggs in another wide, shallow bowl. Combine panko, coconut, salt, and pepper in a fourth and final wide, shallow bowl. Now, take one chicken strip and toss it in the flour, shaking off the excess. Then, dredge the floured strip in the egg bath. Next, gently toss the chicken strip in the panko/coconut mixture, pressing to coat on each side. Place the coated strip on a plate or cookie sheet until you have finished coating all of the chicken.

Next, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat on your stove top. Add one tablespoon oil, swirling to coat. Add half of the chicken strips in a single layer, leaving space between each one. Cook for about 3 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove the chicken to a foil lined baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Add the remaining one tablespoon oil to the pan and then the second half of the chicken strips and cook for 3 minutes per side. Remove that second batch and place on the baking sheet. Set it in the oven for 10 minutes, so that the chicken tenders can cook through.

{ 98 comments… read them below or add one }

Shanna, like Banana January 17, 2011 at 10:40 am

You’ve sold me. I’m a big fan of coconut and a fair-weather fan of chicken. But put coconut on chicken and I think I can cheer for both =)

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Cara September 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

On My way to the kitchen. I have Macadamia nuts that I will also add in the mixture, Why not. I am curious…

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snackgirlgoeshealthy January 17, 2011 at 11:12 am

I am the hugest fan of coconut! Omygoodness, thank you thank you thank you!
I am trying that without a doubt!!
Those look beautiful!

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laurie April 9, 2011 at 11:42 am

Have made these and they are KIller Good,hot or cold…Did alter somewhat,cut down on the salt and added 2 tablespoons of orange zest,,,Fast and very easy to put together..will be a staple in my home..

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Heather January 17, 2011 at 11:20 am

i think my husband might fall more in love with me if i make him this. seriously…with a great dipping sauce?! couldn’t be more perfect!

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Leah @ Why Deprive? January 17, 2011 at 11:42 am

I just squealed a little at my desk when I read this. These look SO good that I would actually touch a raw chicken breast to make them. :)

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Miss Anthropist January 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm

This looks INCREDIBLE! Thank you for sharing, I will definitely be trying this! :)

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Mikaela January 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm

These look delicious. Perfect finger food for a girls night of drinks and games. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm

These look amazing. The buffalo chicken ones sound amazing. Cleary, I am going to be making a lot of chicken fingers in the next few weeks!

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Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Oh good, I’m so glad to hear that we have yet another thing in common. Coconut. Mmm…I would put it on top of everything if I could. :D

This recipe sounds absolutely wonderful! :D

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patridew January 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Last night I made your lemon cordon bleu. My husband loved the fact that I was making something so new, so gourmet. Everyone loved it!

Chicken tenders with coconut. Who wouldn’t share your love coconut, even if only in imaginations, after reading of your eloquent affection? The coconut is famous here in Bangkok, paired with chicken in something delicious called Tom Kha Gai. Do you ever cook Thai food?

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Can You Stay for Dinner January 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

YUM- Tom Kha Gai is delicious! I’m going to have to try a homemade version! I don’t cook Thai too often. I think the last thing I made was Pad See Ew.

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Lisa @ Dishes of Mrs. Fish January 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I love coconut too! I make coconut crusted baked chicken breast. But it doesn’t look as fantastic as this! Yumm-y!

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M.J. Jacobsen January 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm

They are calling me!

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Kristy January 18, 2011 at 4:48 am

This recipe was made for me! I could live on coconut shrimp!

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Lu January 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

That looks so good. Seriously, I want to eat them right now. It doesn’t help that I ate my lunch for breakfast. Could you please consider becoming a SW woman instead of a NW/NE one? I think TX needs your charm and elegance. I do. Truly. We have something called a Pig Sandwich here. Finesse is needed.

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Kelly January 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Food your bread yourself always tastes so much more amazing than anything you can buy in a restaurant or in the frozen section of the g-store.

Btw – I just gave you a blogger award on my last post. :)

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Can You Stay for Dinner January 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Thanks Kelly!!

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danielle January 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

easiest, tastiest dinner ever! posted to my fb page and got many notes of satisfied customers!! thanks andrea!

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AZ April 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm

So, I NEVER post on blogs – this is a first for me – but your awesome recipe here compels me to do so. After 6 years as a vegetarian, I’m just starting to wrap my head around cooking meat, and these chicken fingers are one of my few incontrovertible successes. I actually didn’t make it exactly to your recipe, to be honest, but your detailed directions provided a perfect framework. Since it is Passover for us Jews, I swapped out the panko and instead ran a slice of matzah through my food processor until it was a panko-like texture. And, I used matzah-meal flour instead of regular flour. Otherwise, I followed your recipe to a tee. Thanks for this great recipe!

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Alycia, this makes me so very happy. Thank you thank you thank you! I’m lucky to have you as a reader :)

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Ellen @ Black and White and Loved All Over April 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Made this tonight to the acclaim of the hubs and our guests. Thanks a mill! It was delish.

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Online Sunshine May 6, 2011 at 11:07 am

I made these last week….didn’t have panko so I just used plain break crumbs but they turned out really great! I wish I’d had some sweet chili sauce to dip them in…would’ve been even better!
I think I will make them tonight with the panko and buy the sweet chili sauce!
What do you think would make a great side dish with these?

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heather July 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm

these r on the menu for tomorrow night! chicken defrosting in fridge now:) now to find a coconut curry dipping sauce….

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Thomasyne August 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

I have made some very similar to these before, and they are amazing! Instead of Panko I used the Shake and Bake Extra Crispy breading mixed with a dash of Cayenne Pepper and Paprika! They turned out amazing!

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Christine October 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Hey! Do you think these would taste good at all COLD? (well, on a picnic?)

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Carley October 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I have made these twice in two weeks now! So yummy!! I put your recipe on my blog!

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dawn November 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm

I loved this idea, but I have to eat gluten and egg free, so I took the chicken and marinated it a mix of cream of coconut and coconut milk with a teaspoon of green curry. Then used coconut flour instead of regular flour, and tortilla (corn) crumbs instead of panko. Then I served it with with a pineapple salsa. It was AMAZING thanks!

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dawn November 6, 2011 at 10:36 pm

oops I can’t eat gluten… bed time lol

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Baking is my Zen December 6, 2011 at 11:43 am

I was going to make chicken fingers with panko bread crumbs. I’m glad I came across your site…now I will try your recipe! Love the beautiful photography too.

~Carmen

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Melanie December 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Do you think unsweetened coconut would work? These look amazing!

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Ciao Baby! December 18, 2011 at 11:17 am

I just have to tell you – this recipe is genius and my family absolutely loves it! We are coconuts for coconut and this was such a hit!
I also want to give you major kudos for taking the time to include step-by-step pictures in all your recipes. I am a very visual person and this helps me each step of the way, knowing I am doing everything correctly. I wasn’t born with a baking gene, but a cooking gene and I love your recipes – thank you SO much! :o)

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erica barrett December 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Yumm this was amazing :) thanks for the great recipes and inspiring blog!

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Nick C January 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Delicious meal!

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Julie January 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I connected to your blog via pinterest. Your recipes look wonderful. I’m making this one tomorrow. My peeps will love it. Keep posting. You have a gift for this.

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Rebecca January 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I made these the other day and I have to tell you how wonderful it was!

I am gluten free and refined sugar free, so I made a few adaptions. I used crispy gluten free bread crumbs blended in my food processor. I also used unsweetened shredded coconut, but mixed in a little agave to sweeten it up. I also dipped the chicken in a gluten free all purpose flour. These turned out so fabulous!! My daughter asked to have this chicken for her birthday dinner instead of going out to a restaurant as we normally do. I shared the left-overs (we made a double batch) with my sister, who does not like coconut and loves gluten. She LOVED these cold in her lunch the next day! She couldn’t believe the ingredients when she asked for the recipe! :) My family is so very happy you shared this recipe and it will be in our rotation often! Thank you!

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Rachel January 31, 2012 at 9:34 am

I can’t wait to try these! I’m going to pan-fry them in virgin organic coconut oil, though. Healthier than canola (most canola is made from pesticide ridden GMO seed) and with the coconut already in the recipe, it can only add to it!! Love your blog!

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Rachel February 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I made these the other night and they were divine! Hope you don’t mind if I share them on my blog. I finally finished reading yours in its entirety this week – what a fun read. It was pure coincidence, but I finished on your second blog anniversary :) Keep up the good work!

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Tina @ Babycakes Blog February 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I saw your recipe here earlier today: Coconut Chicken Crispers and had to try it already tonight. It was so good! I never would have thought about coconut with chicken, glad you inspired me. My husband really liked it too.

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Christelle February 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I saw your recipe and could not wait to test it !I just tested it tonight : it was so delicious !!! Many thanks !

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Becca! February 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I’ve been looking for a nice recipe for coconut chicken for sometime, and when I saw yours I knew that this was the one. I’m cooking them as we speak and so far so good.

Eating one right now, and they’re amazing! Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

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Corinne April 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Just finished dinner, this was amazing! Husband and son loved this and I will be adding this to my recipie file! Thanks for sharing!

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Ciao Baby! May 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

What are the approximate calories for eating 1 chicken tender, 2 chicken tenders, 3 chicken tenders, etc.? I make these all the time and my family loves them, as we are coconut freaks as well. ;-) Thank you in advance for the reply and awesome recipe! xoxo

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Crewel2bKind May 11, 2012 at 9:33 am

Made this last night and the whole family loved it! The recipe makes 4 servings from 1 pound of chicken. Nutrition information per serving: 410 calories, 21g fat, 26g carbs.

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Steve June 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Really late responding here, but I dreamed up the same idea after brainstorming a treat I could make for my coconut and pineapple-loving girlfriend, however I also add a pineapple sweet and sour sauce as a dip! I cheat on this part and just use a sweet and sour sauce from the store, but add chunked pineapple (a little of the juice doesn’t hurt as typical s+s sauce can live with some thinning) and a tablespoon and a half or so of barbecue sauce to kick in some extra sweetness. Toss in a pot over low heat for a few minutes so it mixes together and it’s nice and piping. The results are fantastic. Thanks for helping flesh this idea out :)

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Karen June 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I hate coconut, but my husband loves it. So I made these for dinner tonight, and they were absolutely amazing. Thank you!

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Judy July 4, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Tried it. Superb! Easy to make and a taste to die for.

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Katie July 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

These are fantastic!! I made them tonight and put them on a spinach salad with pineapple and Mandarin oranges and topped it with poppy seed dressing…AMAZING!!

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Michelle McGuckin August 5, 2012 at 6:25 am

Yum!!! Those look fabulous.

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Stephanie Sims August 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Found your website via pinterest and these are AMAZING! Seriously they smelled so good and tasted like nothing I have ever had and if that wasnt good enough all my kids enjoyed them too, even my very picky 5 year old!

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Jenna September 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Just tried making this. DO NOT be afraid to load up on the shredded coconut. I made the mistake of putting too little and it ended up not having as much of that particular flavor as I was looking for.
Lessen up the salt, add a bit of sugar to the dry mix.

I dipped mine in honey and it was wonderful!
Thank you for the simple recipe:)

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Tami Brock September 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

These are awesome! I have been making these for my family for several years. We can’t get enough when I make them. I make shrimp with this recipe also but of course you have to fry them yum, yum. Everyone should try this recipe!!

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Jeff October 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

Awesome! I made this last night, and I added a couple of steps. After the strips went into the oven, I deglazed the skillet with about a half cup of decent Chardonnay, then added a tablespoon of butter an about three good dashes of Sriracha and a nice pat of butter and cooked it down by about a third. Strained it out and drizzled it onto the strips just before serving. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe; it has become one of our new faves.

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Jeff October 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

Oops! That original post should read “…tablespoon of PEANUT butter and about three good dashes of Sriracha…”

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Lorelle October 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I made my own version of these before but used cinnamon instead of salt and pepper and only used coconut (no breadcrumbs). They were a huge hit!

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Sharon Deutsch November 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I made your Coconut Chicken for dinner tonight, and my husband raved about it! It was absolutely delicious! This recipe is a definite saver!! Thank you!
Sharon~

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Ali November 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I made this for dinner last night and it was amazing! All three of my kids inhaled it, including my super picky 2 year old! This will definitely become a “regular” at our house!

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Chardonnay November 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I LOVE THESE!
Ever since I first got some from the take-home section of Central Market I have been hooked. I make these all the time, and your recipe is pretty much exactly the same as mine, although I thought I’d mention some tips I’ve learned from making these
- you don’t need breadcrumbs, just coconut
- using coconut oil for the pan fry is delish
- Adding Thai curry paste for seasoning rocks
- They re-heat easily in a toaster oven

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Quynh December 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

You’ll love Vietnamese coconut candy. They have thin rice paper wrap and they just melt in your mouth. The coconut flavor is not too intense either :]

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giggles December 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

LOVE THIS! Strawberry/pineapple yogurt is AMAZING with this. My kids loved it. Thanks!

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Lauren December 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Making these as I type. They smell soooo good! Can’t wait to pull them out of the oven. Thanks for the awesome recipe

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Danielle January 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm

This recipe is AMAZING! And it converts flawlessly to a gluten-free version if necessary. Thank you for this wonderful concoction!

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Sunny February 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I just made these are they are AMAZING!! I also have a love affair with coconut so I just may need to make these every day:) Question: any side dish recommendations to make it a meal?

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admin February 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Thanks Sunny! I usually just pair it with brown rice that I’ve cooked in chicken broth and buttered lightly, and a green vegetable on the side.

Andie

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Millied February 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Do you happen to know the calorie count on these yummy tenders?? Thank you :)

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admin February 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Hey Millied,

I’m sorry; I don’t have it!

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Tiffany Dyck February 9, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Just wondering what the nutritional facts per serving these are…Calories, carbohydrates and such?? Please and thanks! Atkins/Low carb friendly?

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Tina McCaffery February 17, 2013 at 11:21 am

I have also put coconut milk in with the eggs and it also ramps up the delicious coconut flavour.

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Tina February 17, 2013 at 11:22 am

Also, what would recommend as a side dish?

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Katie February 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Making these right now! Such a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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Lisa March 4, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Hi. I *love* your recipes! I just put the cranberry quinoa on the list for this week, in fact. My question is do you have a suggestion for substituting panko breadcrumbs for something gluten free?

Thanks,
Lisa

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Louise March 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I have just made these for me and my husband. Absolutely delicious, will certainly make them again and I will try with prawns as well.

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Colleen March 19, 2013 at 1:39 am

Do you feel like something has been missing in your life and you just can’t seem to figure out what it is? Well I can tell you what you have been missing – these coconut crusted chicken tenders! You’re welcome for the new sense of fulfillment.
Seriously though, these made my taste buds wake up and start doing the rumba. (Very interesting sensation by the way.) The sweet with the savory with a little crunch… … … I just had a flashback of when I first ate these and didn’t want to come back to finish this comment.
That my friends is how delicious these things are. If you want I can give you a ticket so you too can board this yum train. Just let me know.

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Agnes March 29, 2013 at 10:55 am

Can anybody help me with the inconsistency? Do you dredge them in flour or not? The pics show you don’t while the written recipe says you do. Any thoughts? Also, if you are getting them ready for a big dinner, would you prepare them the day before by frying and then putting them in the fridg overnight or would you just prep them and fry them the next day? Thanks.

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Andie March 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Hi Agnes,

Sorry for any confusion! Yes, you should dredge them in flour–as the recipe directs. If you’re getting them ready ahead of time (for a dinner party or something), I would recommend assembling the tenders (dipping in egg, dredging them in flour, and coating in the coconut) and storing them in the refrigerator overnight, then waiting to fry until just before serving. That way they’ll be nice and crisp at dinner.

Hope this helps!

Andie

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Agnes March 30, 2013 at 7:47 am

Thanks Andie! Really looking forward to making and eating them!

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Kate April 5, 2013 at 5:05 am

I love this recipe, made it four times now. I have it with peri peri mayonnaise (japanese mayonnaise mixed with a dash of peri peri hot sauce) to offset the sweetness – perfect. Also with any leftovers you can put in a wrap with salad and the peri peri mayo, great for lunch. Yum yum yum!

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ejane April 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Just tried this recipe…I put the stove heat on medium high, threw the chicken in, and within thirty seconds could smell something burning. The coconut had turned completely black and was smoking!
I tried to turn it down to salvage the chicken, but to no avail :(
Fortunately I had another half pack left, so I re-tried the recipe with heat on Medium heat. The chicken barely browned, even after leaving it on for a minute or so longer, and most of the coating fell off.
I might try this again on a different stove…the one in my apartment is pretty finicky.

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hfactor April 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I’m having a party on Saturday and want to do all the cooking ahead of time. If I cook these on Friday, how long will it take to re-heat them without them becoming dry or overcooked or rubbery? Any suggestions on how to make this ahead of time and serve it perfectly the next day? Many Thanks in advance for the suggestions.

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heidi t April 16, 2013 at 11:38 am

We soak the chicken in orange juice and a bit of coconut extract, no eggs.

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Kristina April 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm

These chicken tenders are simple to prepare and delicious as well. I have to change up the stove temp because my stove is from before the Stone Age and browns incredibly unevenly but the recipe itself is a keeper.

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kirsten May 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm

These were SO GREAT. Wonder if you had any suggestions for a dipping sauce? My kids are big dippers and wanted ranch, but that wasn’t cutting it for me.

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Andie Mitchell May 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

Thanks Kristen! Great to hear :)

Hmm..for dipping, I might consider a type of sweet and sour sauce for great flavor complements.

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Virginia February 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I use this dipping sauce. I got it from the website Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. 1/2 Cup Orange Marmalade, 2 Tablespoons of rice or white wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, a dash or more of red pepper flakes. I make it a few hours ahead and refrigerate. she also has an awesome recipe for Coconut Shrimp. I have made this chicken many many times and love it, as does my husband.

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Kayla Marie June 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

As a college student, I’m beginning to work with more complex recipes. This one is actually pretty simple and doesn’t take too long to do. I love that it has a unique taste. Add green beans and rice for an AMAZING meal!!!

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CHRISTINE July 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I am cooking it now. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!! =)

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CHRISTINE July 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Just finished dinner . The coconut chicken turned out deeeelicious

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Donna September 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Made this twice already! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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Jeanne September 29, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I feel the exact same way about coconut, I’m OBSESSED with it!!! I have been trying to find a recipe to recreate at home a coconut chicken dish I had at a restaurant while visiting my daughter. I can’t wait to try this tonight. Thanks again for sharing!!

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Nova October 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Coconut crusted chicken; make sure you buy chicken already cut in strips or cut your bonless breasts into slender strips. Also make sure you have MORE than the recipe states of 1 Tbsp of oil at the frying stage, and lessen the cook time down from 3 min to 2 each side. I lost 4 tenders to burning because I followed the instructions precisously. The cooking level is not easy; do not get the heat up over medium at all at the frying stage or you will get burning.

The person who devised the recipe should revise their instructions.

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Crystal December 19, 2013 at 6:55 am

So. Freaking. GOOD! Made these last night and the kitchen still smells amazing.. The only thing I did differently was I used coconut oil instead of canola and I did not finish them in the oven but just fried them all the way. So crunchy and flavorful didn’t even need dipping sauce. Thanks!

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savvygal December 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Just had coconut chicken strips at a friend’s for Christmas dinner- served with a ‘hot’ mango chutney sauce! Couldn’t wait to explore recipes to find one- yours is the winning choice!! can’t wait to make these!! Yum!

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Andie Mitchell December 29, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I love the idea of dipping these in a hot mango chutney! Thanks in advance for trying them, Savvygal! Hope they’re a hit :)

Andie

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Abbey January 2, 2014 at 1:22 pm

I skip the frying all together and after the cooking time in the oven, I turn the broiler on and broil both sides for about 3 minutes per side.

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Kate H January 31, 2014 at 10:19 am

I love these! I’d really love a calorie count for these. Thank you!

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mo March 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

I made these last night ( used coconut oil ) to brown them….awesome recipe…these were delicious!

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Shawna November 4, 2014 at 2:42 pm

these work great as a make ahead and freeze, too. I always do a big bunch, lay them flat on a parchment cookie sheet, and quick freeze to avoid a “coconut chicken brick” in the freezer. Even my “no meat” 3 year old will scarf these babies back!

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Susan Parker Rosen December 14, 2014 at 10:14 am

Hello, thank you so much for this recipe! I’m making this as an appetizer (smaller pieces) for a Holiday Party tomorrow nite!

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