Coconut Chicken Salad

"From a popular restaurant on Lake Minnetonka, here in the Twin Cities"
photo by Tinkerbell photo by Tinkerbell
photo by Tinkerbell
Ready In:




  • For Chicken:

  • In a shallow baking dish or pie plate combine coconut and bread crumbs. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs, milk and coconut extract.
  • Dip chicken strips into beaten eggs, then dip in seasoned flour.
  • Dip again in eggs. Press into coconut-bread crumb mixture, using palm of hand. Coat well!
  • Heat 1/2 inch of oil in frying pan over medium high heat.
  • Add coconut-battered chicken to oil and fry on both sides until golden brown. (2-3 minutes).
  • Remove from pan and let stand for 3 minutes. Cut in slices.
  • For Salad:

  • Arrange mixed greens, artichokes, tomato, hard-boiled egg slices, avocado slices, shredded cheese and black olives on large platter.
  • Place coconut chicken over greens. Serve with honey mustard dressing.
  • For Dressing:

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients with a whisk. Can make ahead and store in fridge. Serve with salad.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. 10 stars! This is by far the best salad of this nature we've ever had. Not something I would tackle again on a weeknight, but in the end it was worth every minute. The French bread crumbs & sweetened coconut were a great combination. They cooked up nice and crispy while the chicken (I used thighs) stayed moist and tender. Veggie prep was a lot of steps and I would suggest that most of it be done ahead of time, including the dressing, but I'll definitely be making this again in the summer. It's an excellent hot weather salad that is just bursting with fresh flavors! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Savvy Hostess! Made & enjoyed for Spring 2010 Pick A Chef. You've been adopted! :)
  2. Absolutely delicious! I baked the chicken in the oven rather than frying but it still tasted wonderful. I made the salad early, poured the dressing over and kept it in the fridge until ready to serve. The combination of all the flavours was amazing. Everyone loved this meal and I'll definitely be making it regularly.


I have been cooking since I was 10 years old...learned from my mother, a great cook in her own right. One of my first toys was the Easy Bake Miniwave Oven. I've had 4 years of professional cooking classes from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. My degree is in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I am a Corporate Meeting and Event Planner for a company in the Twin Cities Metro Area. I love my job!!!
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes