Fried Coconut Chicken Tenders

For a special party or weeknight meal, fried coconut chicken tenders are juicy and delicious. Make your favorite dipping sauce. I just used pineapple orange marmalade with a little cayenne pepper for some heat. If making this for children you can leave the cayenne pepper out. It is simple to make. Kids love these tenders.

You will need chicken breast cut in thin strips, corn starch , flaked coconut, egg, cayenne pepper and frying oil. The strips are dipped in seasoned corn starch, then egg wash and rolled in coconut. Just drop in hot oil and fry until brown on each side. It only takes a couple of minutes for each side. Drain and serve. I have a flat bottom wok that I like to use for this.

Fried Coconut Chicken Tenders

  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken breast sliced in thin strips
  • 2-3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you want more heat)
  • salt to taste
  • vegetable oil to fry

Directions:

Heat oil in deep skillet or wok. Cut chicken breasts into thin strips and salt. You will need 3 separate bowls to set up dipping processes. In the first bowl beat eggs. The next bowl mix corn starch and cayenne pepper. The last bowl you will put coconut. Start with enough for a couple of strips. When oil is hot, dip chicken strip into corn starch then into egg and then into coconut. Press coconut down to make sure it sticks. Drop in oil. Do two at a time. Turning when coconut is brown. When brown on both sides remove and drain on paper towel. Do the next two strips. They cook quickly. Make sure your strips are thin so they will cook completely through. Serve warm with favorite dipping sauce.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. nancyc says:

    Yum! These chicken tenders sound really good!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Some people like to mix bread crumbs with the coconut and use flour. I like it the way Asians make it. Thanks for the compliment.

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  2. Tablewine says:

    My mouth is watering.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Coconut always smells so good when cooking. I couldn’t wait to eat one. That is why my dipping sauce was jam from the refrigerator. I was in a hurry to enjoy. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. KerryCan says:

    This sounds wonderful! Yum!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I had one for breakfast because I was lazy this morning. It even taste better the next day. The coconut flavor has a chance to come out. It is easy to do only a little messy. Thanks for stopping in.

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  4. Sheryl says:

    mmm. . . They look wonderful. I’ve had fried coconut shrimp, but never fried coconut chicken tenders.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      You will like this if you like coconut shrimp. I use the same recipe for either one. Add this to your recipe collection. The price of meat is going to get high because of the floods and China is loosing it’s hogs to African swine virus. This recipe really stretches a chicken breast into more then one or two servings.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is gluten free because of the corn starch. I hope you give it a try. Thanks for your comments.

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  5. Oh I LOVE coconut but my husband can’t stand it. This is one I can try when he works! It looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      You will get to eat it all yourself. You will really like it. Thanks for stopping in.

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  6. ragnarsbhut says:

    This does look tasty.

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