Polynesian Buffet Chicken

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I've been making this easy dish for over 40 years, and everyone I serve it to just loves it. Whenever I have a luau, it's on the menu.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. Wash and dry chicken.
  3. Combine next 6 ingredients. Add egg and reserved pineapple juice. Beat until blended.
  4. Dip chicken in batter. Shake off excess and roll in coconut. Dip chicken in butter and turn dipped side up in pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Top with pineapple slices and continue to bake for 20-30 minutes until tender. (A meat thermometer should register 180 degrees).

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