Deep-Fried Buttermilk-Coconut Chicken Nuggets

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

The batter on these is very good. This complete recipe can be doubled

Top Review by Katie-Did-It

These are amazing. I've made them about five times in the last months, twice for family gatherings and everybody just raved about them. I paired them with a sweet and sour sauce and also a pineapple sauce like you get with coconut shrimp at red lobster. Amazing!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil to 350 degrees, in a heavy pot, or deep fryer.
  2. In a bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk and the beer; mix well.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and the salt; add to the buttermilk/egg mixture, mix well (batter should have the consistency of a thin pancake batter).
  4. Dredge the chicken pieces into the all-purpose flour.
  5. Then dip into the buttermilk mixture to coat.
  6. Then roll into the coconut.
  7. Deep fry until a light golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towels.

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