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

*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
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!
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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