Coconut Chicken Tenders With Maui Wowee Dipping Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 mins

Another winner from Southern Living.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut each chicken breast into 4 to 6 (1-inch) strips.
  2. Whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients in a bowl. Combine coconut and breadcrumbs in a large shallow dish. Dip chicken pieces in flour mixture, and dredge in coconut mixture.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 350°.
  4. Fry chicken, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with salt, if desired. Serve with Wowee Maui Dipping Sauce.
  5. Maui Wowee Dipping Sauce: Mix all ingredients together. Serve with Coconut Chicken Tenders.
Most Helpful

Great recipe, however I find that using sweetened flaked coconuts results in a chicken that is a little too sweet for my tastes. Also, I have made this recipe using plain seltzer water and also beer in place of the seltzer and the beer version was definitely the best!

ChloeM May 04, 2009

This was SOOOOOOOOOOO good. I have looked for a long time for something like this - thanks. Made as written. Moist and very flavorful.

Kathleen Bolieu October 24, 2008