Coconut Chicken

14 Jul

Looking for a yummy summer-y chicken recipe?  You’ve come to the right place.  I’ve looked at a few coconut breading options and made modifications arriving at this recipe as my favorite.  I hope you’ll enjoy!  The ingredients are based on a serving for 2.


  • 2 chicken breasts, around 6 oz. each
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 5 TBSP coconut flakes
  • 2 TBSP whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • olive oil or other non-stick spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Slice your chicken breasts into tenders (see above).
  2. Spray a generous, even layer of the oil olive spray on aluminum foil covered cookie sheet.
  3. Combine coconut flakes, whole wheat bread crumbs, and panko breadcrumbs in a medium bowl.  In a separate small bowl, add the egg whites.
  4. Dip chicken tenders into egg white bowl and transfer to dry ingredients bowl and coat/cover adequately.  Place adequately coated chicken tenders on the cookie sheet.


 5. Bake for approximately 25 minutes.  Serve with a fresh salad and my fav Trader Joe’s Dressing, Light Champagne    Vinaigrette, and/or more veggies for a healthy meal!

4 Responses to “Coconut Chicken”

  1. Dee Asztalos July 18, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Looks yummy! I will have to try this recipe!

    • lifeasabalancedbean July 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

      It’s so simple and yummy! In moderation, coconut is still diet friendly 😉

  2. Emily O'Hare July 24, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Made this last night. Delish! Now just trying to think of a dipping sauce to pair with the chicken. Maybe a spicy mango somthing-or-other. I’ll let you know if I come up with anything!

    • lifeasabalancedbean July 24, 2012 at 11:28 am #

      I’ve seen it done on a salad from Skinnytaste with a warm honey mustard vinaigrette. I like the sound of a spicy mango sauce. Keep me posted!! Stay tuned for another blog shout out today 😉

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