Your family will love these coconut chicken tenders and making them is so easy, especially when you follow the step by step instructions on the Appetites App! To be honest, I do not buy any chicken nuggets or tenders, ever. When my kiddos were very young, they took such a liking to them, that they would not eat any chicken I prepared. Thats when I made the decision to stop buying them, and I’m glad I did. In the beginning, I didn’t have much luck making them at home because I didn’t want to fry the chicken. This recipe was so easy and so good, that I wish I had it back then! If fact, they came out so perfectly, that my husband thought they were store bought – until he tasted them!!! My 10 yr old was exploring the app this afternoon and came across the recipe. She enjoys cooking and asked if we could try to make these chicken tenders. I didn’t have the exact ingredients on hand, so we improvised with what we had. The instructions were so simple, that she was able to follow along easily and since she watched the video first, she had a better understanding of the whole process!
The video is broken into segments so you can stop in between to gather ingredients and supplies. First, you will see all the ingredients laid out.
Then there will be step by step instruction as you prepare the oven, the chicken and mix the ingredients for the coating.
Here is the recipe we created:
Preheat oven to 400deg.
- 3/4 C Panko Bread Crumbs (We had Gluten Free on hand)
- 1/4 C Plain Bread Crumbs
- 3/4 C Unsweetened Organic Shredded Coconut
- 2 TBSP Cornstarch
- 1/2 TBSP Garlic Powder
- 2-3 TBSP Dried Minced Onion
- 1/2 TSP Crushed Red Pepper
- Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
- 3 Eggs
- 4 Chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into approx 4 strips ea. (If they are large, cut into 5-6 strips per breast)
- 1 C BBQ Sauce (We used Sweet Baby Rays)
- 1/2 C Crushed Pineapple, drained
- 2 TBSP Creamy Horseradish Sauce (can use plain horseradish, to taste)
Combine ingredients in a small bowl and set aside until chicken is done. Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny side down, then lightly spray with cooking spray. Mix dry ingredients in a shallow bowl, then beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Dip the chicken breasts in egg, then coat in bread crumb mixture. Lay the strips on the baking sheet, and make sure they are not touching. Place baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes. Now flip the tenders and return to oven for 5-10 minutes. Check after 5 min for doneness and be sure not to overcook so the chicken does not dry out. Remove from oven and serve with dipping sauce. Tomorrow she will take leftover chicken to school with a salad for lunch!
The Appetites App recipe is called Hawaiian Coconut Chicken with Carrot and Cabbage Salad. The recipe, as is, looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. I did not have any cabbage so I was unable to make the salad shown, so instead, I served a garden salad and rice on the side. We didn’t have the orange marmalade called for in the dipping sauce, so my kiddo created this Pineapple BBQ dipping sauce instead. It tasted so good!
Since we spontaneously decided to make this recipe, I wasn’t fully prepared, but next time I will prepare in advance! I will use this App again in the near future. What I really loved about it was how simple it was to follow. At dinner, we were talking about how Appetites worked and it really intrigued my husband and other child. We talked about cooking another meal together, as a family. The part they loved was how all the steps are simply shown and they felt confident that they could follow along without depending on me for instructions on prepping and cooking.
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