I love coconut shrimp. This is probably just as good. I got this recipe from Glamour.
Baked Coconut Chicken
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chicken-tender-sized strips
- 3 egg whites (and one more if needed)
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup flour (can be whole wheat, if you’d like)
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Set out three bowls. Place flour in the first. In the second, put the egg whites, and in the third put the panko and coconut (mix together well) along with the salt and pepper. Dunk each chicken strip into the flour mixture, lightly coating all sides, then dunk into egg white mixture, then into the coconut mixture, covering all sides. Place each strip on a pan coated with cooking spray and bake at 400 for about 30-35 minutes. Make sure chicken is golden brown at the edges!