Coconut Chicken Tenders with Apricot Sauce

Yum!! Jay loved this.  I loved this.  Our friend Ethan loved this.  And I didn’t even make it right the first time, oops! Then we visited my family in Washington and made it (the right way) for them…and they loved it too!! That’s a lotta love! As we usually do…we made a gluten free version, easy peasy! Of course you don’t have to do that, but I’d recommend it since it’s still delish 😉

Thanks to penniesonaplatter.com for a fantastic recipe to play with!  For this one, I stuck pretty close to the original 🙂

What you need:

  • 6-8 Chicken breasts (Boneless, Skinless)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Cups Sweetened Coconut
  • 1 Cup Gluten free, all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder (I used a generous tsp, love me some garlic!)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3/4 Butter, melted
  • 1/2 C Apricot Preserves
  • 4 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard (I am assuming most are gluten free but it doesn’t hurt to double check if you have an issue with gluten)

What you’ll do:

  1. Preheat that oven, baby! 400 degrees F 🙂
  2. Put your eggs in a shallow bowl and beat them.  Then combine your coconut, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in another shallow bowl.  Grease your pan!
  3. Set up your little assembly line work station! Get your chicken breasts, then your bowl o’egg, then your flour mixture, with a baking dish handy after that.  It will look something like this:Coconut Chicken 1
  4. Grab a chicken breast, dip it in egg, coat in the flour/coconut mixture, then set in your greased pan. Repeat till they’re all in the pan. Y’all probably know the drill 😉
  5. Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the chicken!Coconut Chicken 2
  6. Bake until done – 30-40 minutes.  Turn once to get it nice and evenly browned but be careful! You don’t wanna lose the breading on the bottom side when you go to flip it!
  7. While its cooking, combine your Dijon mustard and apricot preserves, and keep in the fridge until ready to serve 🙂

We served with some quinoa, and the sauce was great drizzled over it!!! Hallelujah! Chicken tenders with a beautiful twist!! Enjoy!

Coconut Chicken Fingers with Apricot Dijon Sauce

Coconut Chicken Fingers with Apricot Dijon Sauce

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