Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers

"Serve these crispy baked chicken fingers with the apricot dipping sauce recipe which I have also posted here. Yummy!"
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Ready In:
2 dozen




  • Mix together coconut, flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder in flat dish.
  • Dip chicken strips into egg, then coat with coconut mixture.
  • Place in shallow baking pan and drizzle with melted butter.
  • Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until brown and cooked through, turning once.
  • Make sauce by combining apricot preserves and dijon mustard.

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  1. michelle
    I had the same issue some others had with not browning enough and I didn't want to over cook. They did brown some though, maybe I should try them baked on a rack. However, my husband was crazy about these and said do not change a thing. He said he could eat these once a week. He ate them plain and I used packets of hot mustard and duck sauce from Chinese carry out. I used chicken tenders.
  2. Heidi T.
    MMMmm.. I loved these! To keep them crispy I placed them on a wire rack that fit over top of a backing sheet. I thought they were delicious! No apricot preserves, so I just made a thick sauce by simmering some teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, honey, and some corn starch.
  3. artist.crystal
    So good- a real husband pleaser!
  4. Kristen90
    YUM! I made this for me and the bf last night .. it was super yummy and easy! We both liked it, and the coconut wasn't overpowering like I was afraid it might be. The sauce was yummy too. Thanks for the recipe!
  5. Amanda M.
    I think they were delicious you definitely have to flip them once and i do a coating of plain flour before the egg and the batter sticks a little better :)


  1. Frostus
    OH SO YUMMY! I've made it 3 times in a month - my husband actually requests this chicken. Used Inglehoffer Stone Ground mustard instead of the dijon, served in individual lotus dishes and it looks like a gourmet sauce! The tasty sauce is incredibly simple and would go nicely with many other dishes. Served with jasmine or basamati rice & steamed pod peas. Thank you so very much for posting!


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