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Crispy Coconut Chicken

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Crispy Coconut Chicken

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy Coconut Chicken
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 881kcal


  • 4 medium potato, red
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or red pepper
  • 1 cup rice flour, white
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon butter, unsalted

Serve With

  • 4 cup spinach
  • 2 cup strawberries
  • 4 tablespoon poppy seed dressing, light


  • Fill a large pot with water; peel potatoes, add to water and boil until fork tender. Drain; set aside, covered.
  • Meanwhile, cut chicken into 1/2-inch-thick strips.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and ground red pepper.  Place flour in a shallow dish.  Combine buttermilk and egg in a shallow dish, stirring well.  Place coconut in a shallow dish.  Dredge chicken in flour; shake off excess.  Dip chicken in egg mixture; dredge in coconut.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add oil to pan; swirl to coat.  Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes or until done, flipping halfway to brown both sides.
  • Add milk and butter to potatoes and mash with a fork or potato masher until desired texture.
  • Slice strawberries, toss with spinach and dressing.
  • Serve chicken with mashed potatoes and salad.
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Calories: 881kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 641mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 26g

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