Coconut Chicken: the delicious recipe you’ll love

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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1/4 cup
sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon
sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups
panko crumbs
3/4 cups
Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon
fresh black pepper
1/2 teaspoon
cayenne (optional)
1/4 teaspoon
boneless chicken breasts
1 1/2 pounds, cut into strips
Vegetable oil for frying
Sweet Red Chili Sauce for dipping (optional)

These crispy mini fillets of tender chicken are coated with breadcrumbs and fried or baked. They have a secret ingredient to make them extra tasty – coconut shreds mixed with the breadcrumbs.

Serve these fillets with a side dish as a quick and simple weekday meal, or as an appetizer.


In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, and sriracha sauce. Set aside.

In a medium, shallow dish combine the coconut, panko, salt, pepper, and cayenne.

Dip the chicken strips in the egg mixture to coat, and then into the coconut mixture, coating completely.

Transfer the chicken strips onto a plate and repeat the process with all the strips.

Turn the oven on to the lowest (or warm) setting, this is usually 160°F/80 C fan. Line a large baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.

In 10- inch frying pan fill the pan 1/3- inch deep with vegetable oil. Heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches a temperature of 375°F/190C, or until small bubbles form when the back of a wooden spoon is placed in the oil.

In batches place the chicken in the pan, careful not to crowd the pan. Fry 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. When the chicken is done, transfer to the paper towel-lined baking sheet and place in the oven to stay warm. Repeat with all the chicken.

Serve warm with dipping sauce, if you like.


For a larger family, double the amount of ingredients.

You can also bake chicken for a healthier option at 400°F/180C fan/gas mark 6 for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

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