Coconut Chicken Fingers

I know I promised you something yummy, but the something yummy I promised turned out to be not-so-yummy after all. I had been working on a recipe in my head for a few days, and finally decided to try it out. Well, long story short it was not the winner I had hoped it would be {yet!}. I have been tweaking it a bit and hope to give it another go soon. I'll post when it's done!

In the meantime, try this one!


SP and I LOVE this recipe. It's awesome. If you like chicken fingers and coconut, you'll be in heaven. We usually have it with homemade fried rice and a veggie of some kind. I'll post our fried rice recipe sometime, it's great too. 

We had this last night and each time I make it I cannot wait to get it out of the oven. SO good. This is a photo from the first time I made it..the only thing we do differently now is that we put the coconut in the Magic Bullet for a few seconds so you don't get big pieces like in this picture. Other than that, it's perfect.

Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers
Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites

3 chicken breasts, sliced into tenders
1-2 eggs 
1 C sweetened coconut flakes, finely chopped
1 C panko bread crumbs
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 ground ginger 
1 teaspoon minced onions3/4 tsp table salt
pinch of pepper 

1. Preheat your oven to 450 and lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. (You can also like a cookie sheet with foil and grease that for easy clean-up!) 

2. Combine the panko, coconut, and spices together on a large, deep set plate. Set aside.

3. Lightly beat the egg in a medium sized bowl. One at a time, dip the chicken in the egg, then in the panko mixture, and set it in the pan until chicken is gone.

4. Bake, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of your tenders) or until juices run clear. 

Hope you're having a wonderful week!! 
See you tomorrow for a sneak peek of my Thanksgiving table! 


  1. Ooh, this looks good, I bet my husband would like this.

  2. I LOVE coconut! Thanks for the idea! I am doing it this week!



  3. Yum! My husband would LOVE these and I might even be able to convince my 14 month old to actually eat meat with this!

  4. Those look AMAZING! Would love for you to link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://bit.ly/bSsG5b

  5. I would love to try this! Looks so yummy!

  6. Oohhh! My husband would love this too! haha. Im bookmarking this =) Thanks for sharing!


  7. This looks so good! I can't wait to try it.

  8. These look delicious! I love coconut and chicken. These are SO going on my TO make list!


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