This is a very quick and easy recipe to do and it tastes great, hardley any preparation time, not many ingredients and you can have it on the table in about 40 minutes. My son and hubby love this one as do I because I don't have to put much effort into it and we all want that during the week when we are busy. The dipping sauce also goes well with prawns, having said that it would also be great if you just wanted to make chicken tenders.
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup flaked coconut (I say this as it depends on the size of the breasts.)
- flour to coat chicken
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
Apricot Dipping Sauce
- 5 tablespoons apricot preserves
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon curry powder, I use the hot curry powder
- Combine coconut, pepper and garlic in a bowl (Note: If your breasts are larger and you need to use 11/2 cups of coconut add more pepper and garlic powder.).
- Dust breasts in flour shake off excess, dip breast into egg and then into coconut press mixture firmly onto breast.
- Place breasts in a lightly oiled oven proof pan, drizzle melted butter over and bake in a preheated oven 180-190°C for 25-30 minutes or until chicken breasts are browned and cooked through, turn the pan once during cooking.
- Apricot Dipping Sauce.
- While the breasts are cooking combine all the sauce ingredients in a pan and heat and stir until well combined. You can leave the sauce on a low heat while the breasts finish cooking, just stir occasional. This also helps the curry flavour to come through.
- Serve with your favourite vegetables and fries or mash what ever you like.
I made these into little bite size pieces and then served them as appetizers with the sauce. My company and I enjoyed them. They were delicious!
This will go into our dinner rotation on a very frequent basis, excellent dinner. We cut the chicken breast into strips, but followed the recipe exact.
A recipe made for near instant gratification. It whips up quickly and comes with a to-die-for dipping sauce. One to even impress my worst enemies. Oh, check out its enviable designer coat. Now try topping that! Made for Edn'9 A/NZ Recipe Tag.