Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a tasty way to do up chicken tenders. The coconut adds a sweet and crispy touch that is just right. Serve the honey mustard on the side for delicious dipping. From a copycat site.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 cups flaked coconut
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1⁄4 cup water
- vegetable oil (for deep frying)
- honey mustard dressing (your own or #11853)
- sauteed pineapple slice, for garnish (optional)
- Place breasts between pieces of wax paper and pound to 1/2 inch thick.
- Trim chicken breast so the pieces will measure 4" long and about 2 1/2" wide.
- Sprinkle sugar and salt over chicken breast and place in a zip lock bag and marinate in refrigerator for 4 hours.
- When chicken breast are ready to be prepared, rinse lightly and drain.
- Place coconut, corn starch, and flour in a bowl and mix well.
- In separate bowl place beaten eggs and add water, blend well.
- Preheat frying oil to 350F in a deep fryer or large skillet and have ready to fry chicken pieces.
- Dip chicken breast in egg wash and then place chicken breast in coconut mixture, coated well.
- Carefully place chicken in hot oil and cook until lightly golden (when frying the chicken, do not crowd and keep an eye on the oil so it does not burn).
- Remove and place on a paper towel to drain.
- For presentation and tasty side compliment, slice a ripe pineapple in 1/8" pieces and cut the round slices in half (canned pineapple rings may also be used).
- Lightly sauté the pineapple in a non stick sauce pan that has been sprayed with a non stick spray just until heated through.
You rock! I have been looking for this recipe forever. Ever since I was in Animal Kingdom. It looks perfect and I know the whole family will love it. Thanks!
Hi Molly, I must say this is very good! I cooked it exactly like your recipe says. I used an electric skillet for the frying and the 350 degrees stayed steady so didn't have a problem with burning. We will have tis again for sure! Hope you like the photos I added to this recipe as you requested.
Very good recipe - the coconut adds just the right flavor and texture to the chicken. Also another great dipping idea... sweet & sour sauce!!! Pure heaven