Coconut Chicken with Spicy Honey Sauce Recipe

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Sheila Snyder Modified: April 22, 2022
Coconut Chicken with Spicy Honey Sauce Recipe

How To Make Coconut Chicken with Spicy Honey Sauce

This coconut chicken dish is a simple dinner recipe made from chicken that is lusciously coated in a coconut crust, topped with a spicy-sweet orange sauce.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • lbchicken breasts,or tenders, skinless boneless
  • 1cupsweetened coconut,shredded
  • ¾cuppanko
  • ½cupwhole wheat flour,or all purpose
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • 2large eggs
  • ¼cupcoconut oil
  • cilantro,or parsley, chopped, optional garnish

For Spicy Honey Orange Sauce:

  • ½cuporange preserves,or marmalade
  • ¼cuphoney
  • 3tbspdijon mustard
  • 1tspred pepper flakes,crushed
  • salt,to taste

Instructions

  1. If using chicken breasts, pound down and cut into strips. If using boneless, skinless chicken tenders, cut in half lengthwise.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

  3. Pulse the shredded coconut in a food processor or blender to break it down into smaller pieces. Alternatively, they can be chopped.

  4. Mix it with the Panko in a medium bowl. Set aside. 

  5. In a second medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and pepper together. In a third bowl, whisk the eggs together.

  6. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  7. Coat each chicken strip in flour, shaking off any excess. Then, dip in the egg and let any excess drip off. Then generously roll in the coconut mixture, shaking off any excess.

  8. Fry 4 to 6 chicken strips at a time in coconut oil for about 2 minutes per side until the crust is golden brown. Once each is done, place strips onto a prepared baking pan.

  9. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until chicken is completely baked through.

  10. Whisk the orange preserves, honey, mustard, and red pepper flakes together. Taste. Add salt, as needed.

  11. Serve the chicken warm with the dipping sauce, garnished with cilantro, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Store any leftover chicken in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Reheat in a 350 degrees F oven for 10 minutes or until warmed through.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 791.66kcal
  • Fat: 39.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 23.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.41g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.02g
  • Fiber: 4.93g
  • Sugar: 38.78g
  • Protein: 43.09g
  • Cholesterol: 201.86mg
  • Sodium: 771.15mg
  • Calcium: 82.59mg
  • Potassium: 618.63mg
  • Iron: 3.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 95.15µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.27mg
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