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Family Friendly, easy to make, and so much creative flavor when chicken might seem “blah” otherwise…

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Crispy – Slightly Sweet – Coconut

 

Pretty simple chicken dish for the family dinner list! Flash fried then oven baked to crispy perfection with just right amount of sweetness and coconut.

Think ‘Coconut Shrimp’ but less expensive and much more family friendly!
Tips for this breading technique can be found on this recipe for The Original Crispy Chicken – it’s super versatile and the base for most of my crispy chicken meals!

Enjoy this one momma’s – it’s a family favorite of ours.

muah!

 

Recipe for Coconut Chicken from Smart Mom Stuff.com
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Crispy Coconut Chicken for Dinner Tonight! from smartmomstuff.com
Crispy Coconut Chicken
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Forget coconut shrimp, this dish is your new favorite fancy meal without having to leave your home! Crispy Coconut Chicken goes great with rice and stir-fry veggies or family style with a mac-n-cheese or your favorite couscous! Top the meal off with a simple Pina Colada yogurt sauce and you have a creative dish you didn't travel very far to get!
Servings Prep Time
4 adult portions 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 adult portions 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 10 minutes
Crispy Coconut Chicken for Dinner Tonight! from smartmomstuff.com
Crispy Coconut Chicken
Print Recipe
Forget coconut shrimp, this dish is your new favorite fancy meal without having to leave your home! Crispy Coconut Chicken goes great with rice and stir-fry veggies or family style with a mac-n-cheese or your favorite couscous! Top the meal off with a simple Pina Colada yogurt sauce and you have a creative dish you didn't travel very far to get!
Servings Prep Time
4 adult portions 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 adult portions 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: adult portions
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and set up your dipping station with 3 shallow pans or bowls and one plate/dish to set them on when they are done. First bowl is for your flour only. Second is for your beaten egg. Third is for your graham cracker crumbs, coconut flakes, cornstarch, salt and pepper - mixed well.
  2. Portion pieces of chicken to adult/children sizes as needed and begin dusting them in your flour only bowl. I like to do just one to two at a time.
  3. After chicken is completely coated in flour, dip into the beaten egg bowl and shake off any extra egg white that might be hanging. This will work as your breading binder for the coconut and graham crackers
  4. Quickly toss and press your chicken from the beaten egg dipping into your graham cracker mixture. Stir it around and make sure you have a nice full coating of coconut and graham crackers. Set them on your dish or plate as you go through and finish them so they will be ready to cook.
  5. When all your chicken portions have been coated, begin heating your cooking oil in a medium or large size frying pan. I like to set mine to medium high and I consider it hot enough when a small piece of the breading starts to sizzle nicely. This is a good time to get a baking sheet, line it with foil and a small rack for your chicken to go as it's done cooking.
  6. Using two or three portions of your breaded chicken at a time, add them to the oil and begin frying the first side to a golden brown. This should take about 4-6 minutes - you want to watch the coating brown up. If the coconut is frying too hot it will burn easily.
  7. Flip and continue browning other side to all portions of chicken as they crisp up. When both sides are a nice golden crispy brown, begin transferring them from the frying pan to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and a small rack to keep them from getting soggy in the oven.
  8. When all your chicken is done being fried and transferred to your rack, toss them into your preheated oven and let them finish cooking off the oil and any rawness in the middle for 12-15 minutes.
  9. Chicken should have only clear juices and an internal temperature of 180 degrees to be cooked thoroughly. Pink Chicken is a no no never!
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Young mommy of two handsome boys! I thankfully get to spend my days at home with them while I learn new ways of resourcefulness, money saving, parenting hacks, and family friendly home-making.


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