Deep-Fried Buttermilk-Coconut Chicken Nuggets

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

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!!

Katie-Did-It October 23, 2011