Coconut Chicken

A couple weeks ago I was looking through my Pinterest boards with Nick to find something to make for dinner and we agreed on coconut chicken.  I had never made it before and had been wanting to for awhile so thought I would check it out.  I used this recipe from Coconut Chicken | Daydream Kitchen and it was pretty easy and turned out great!  My only suggestion would be after frying a few pieces of chicken, change out the oil and wipe the pan out quickly so that the oil is fresh.

coconut chicken

Ingredients:
*Boneless, skinless chicken breast
*2 large eggs
*1/4 cup coconut milk-any milk will do
*1/2 cup flour
*1 cup panko bread crumbs (these work better then regular bread crumbs)
*1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
*1/2 tsp salt
*1/2 cup vegetable oil
*Sweet Chili Sauce for dipping
Directions:
Step 1: Cut chicken into strips, cutting diagonally so the ends are not too small.
Step 2: Prepare three separate bowls for breading your chicken
–1st: Combine flour and salt
–2nd: Whisk eggs and milk together
–3rd: Stir panko bread crumbs and coconut together
Step 3: Heat 1/4 c of vegetable oil in large skillet over medium/high heat. It is hot enough when the flour sizzles and bubbles when it comes in contact with the oil.
Step 4: Coat chicken strips in the three bowls. Start with the flour combination, then the egg and milk, and end with the bowl containing the bread crumbs and coconut.
Step 5: Place some of your chicken strips in the hot oil with about an inch in between each strip (this helps prevent the oil from cooling down). I prefer to just fry the strips for until they are golden brown,, place them on a paper towel to drain, and once I’m done with all of them I bake them for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. (Cooking time may very depending on how thick your chicken is)
Last but not least serve immediately with your chili sauce!
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These are great for an appetizer, dinner or side!  Thanks again Daydream Kitchen for the easy and tasty and easy recipe!
xo K

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