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Coconut Encrusted Chicken

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sprinkle of paprika
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders
  • Oil for frying if choosing this cooking option

Instructions

  • Mix cornstarch, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika and black pepper in bowl, set aside.
  • Beat eggs in mixing bowl until frothy.
  • Place coconut in a separate bowl.
  • Dredge chicken tenders in cornstarch mixture
  • Dip in eggs
  • Press chicken into coconut, coating both sides.
  • (If making a freezer meal, freeze at this point)

Cooking Instructions

  • Fill heavy skillet with at least 2-3 inches of oil
  • Heat oil. Or use deep fryer set to 350 F
  • Deep fry in batches, cooking about 2-3 minutes if fresh, 3-5 minutes if frozen.
  • Or
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
  • Serve with apricot dipping sauce