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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Coconut Crusted Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken and rice. I've seen quite a few recipes lately featuring these two delectable dishes. So I decided upon myself to have some chicken and rice. Luckily, I still had some white rice in the fridge that hadn't spoiled yet. That saved me the trouble of having to cook a new batch. I made some Pinoy Style Garlic Fried Rice.

I've been wanting to do something with chicken nuggets. I had gotten some coconut flakes over the weekend and I figured why not use that for the breading. Mix it in with some panko crumbs. another great excuse to use up another chicken breast from the big bag from Costco.

A herby-coconut flavor that I had dipped in some banana ketchup and I was happy and filled and later went to bed happy. Did I mention that this is baked? No? Well, they are. and they're really good. Better than that those Mcd's "nuggets".

Serve 2-3

Coconut Crusted Baked Chicken Nuggets

1 Large Chicken Breast
3 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
1 egg (beaten)
1 c panko crumbs
1 c coconut flakes
1 tsp dry thyme
1 tsp dry oregano
1 tsp dry parsley

Preheat oven 375˚F

Pat the chicken breast dry of any water and cut into cubes. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, and parsley. Then coat the chicken with the all purpose flour.

In two separate dishes, one should contain the beaten egg and the combines panko and coconut in another. Season both with a little salt.

After coating the chicken with the flour, dredge them in the egg and then into the coconut mixture.

Place them on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Baked for 20-25 min. After 12-15 min, turn the chicken to get an even browning on both sides.


Anonymous said...

This looks great. I have so much trouble finding panko where i live. I dont live near any chineese shops, and they dont seem to carry it at the supermarkets, do you think i could use regular bread that i put into the food processor? I love it that this is baked and not fried :), i am afraid of deep frying lol

Denise said...

I love Panko breadcrumbs anc coconut chicken is an all time favorite. Thnaks for a healthier version.

Debbie said...

Love coconut....the chicken looks delicious and I'll be it tastes fantastic. Wonderful recipe!

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Christo Gonzales said...

you reign over 'baked fried' goods - another stunner!

my word verification is "fadrumpl"
it seems thats what you do with the idea of frying - you rumple that fad!

Creative Classroom Core said...

My kids would LOVE this one - and so would I!

Phyllis said...

Yum...the breading reminds me of coconut shrimp! (although I have to admit that I love me some nuggets from Mickey D's)
And I am quite intrigued by this banana ketchup and will have to look out for it at my local Fil-Am. Possible contender for WFWs!

Mary Bergfeld said...

My grandsons will adore this one. I adore the fact that it's so much healthier for them.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Super delicious!!! I totally want to give them a try:)

EricRiveraCooks said...

Good stuff here as always. Gourmet Chicken Nuggets!


Sippity Sup said...

Do you call these Chicken Jenn Nuggets? GREG

Pam said...

You had me at coconut crusted. The look delicious.

theUngourmet said...

You really can't go wrong with chicken and rice. I love this recipe! Love the coconut!

alice said...

This is one of my favorite combos!

Pooja said...

What a great combo! The nuggets looks so good! Obviously MCD's can never beat home made food!

Kelly said...

There is so much awesome in these nuggets! I would like them with some Thai Sweet Chili Sauce to dip them in. Mmmmm.

Justin said...

now this I know I'd like

Diana said...

Those look way tastier than any fried mcnugget! Certainly better than the strips I used to love at Burger King when I had indiscriminate taste buds. Bravo, you!

Jenn said...

Heavenly: You can use regular bread crumbs.

Denise: Your welcome!

faisal: Thanks.

doggy: LOL. Good one!

Finsmom: Woohoo!!

Phyllis: yeah. It's a bit similar to coconut shrimp. The brand of banana ketchaup I use is Jufran.

Mary: Your grandsons will love you even more.

Nutmeg: You should!!

Eric: Thanks!!

Greg: Good one!! I like that.

Pam: Keyword for today is coconut!

Alice: Awesome!!

Pooja: That's true. Nothing beats home made.

Kelly: Yes, some thai sweet chili sauce would be awesome with this!!

Justin: ;-)

Diana: Thanks.

tavolini said...

I like the addition of coconut in these!

chow and chatter said...

coconut and chicken great combo

lisaiscooking said...

This looks like crunchy, tasty goodness! It's a great way to put chicken and rice together too.

Dewi said...

Being an Asian, I can not get enough of coconut. I sometimes even shelled the coconut myself. Lot's of work, but it all worth it.

Jen @ said...

My hubby would love these! He loved the coconut breaded chicken we had in Jamaica. Sounds delicious!

The Duo Dishes said...

So happy to have found Ranch 99. The panko crumbs are so cheap! Now, we can panko anything!

Jenn said...

TavoLini: Me, too.

Chow and chatter: thanks.

Lisa: I agree!!

Elra: I'd love to get my hands on a fresh coconut!!

Jen: Neat-o!!

DuoDishes: Ranch 99 is awesome!!

teresa said...

Oh I bet the flavors in this were outstanding! This is fabulous!

Diana Bauman said...

This looks great! I've been searching for a nourishing baked chicken nugget to make at home for the kids. This seems perfect! Thanks for sharing it :)

Reeni said...

I love to use coconut as breading - these look really yummy!

Heather S-G said...

Okay, these sound awesome...but garlic fried rice (oh em gee)- I want some!

chow and chatter said...

By the way I changed my address to match the blog!
love reb

Jenn said...

Teresa: They are!

Diana: Your welcome!

Reeni: the coconut beings a nice flavor to whatever you put them with.

girlichef: try it. You'll LOVE it. I do. hehehe...

C&C: Thanks for letting me know.

Karine said...

chicken and rice... such a confort food. I love the fact you added coconut to this recipe!

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! This is a great way to incorporate new chicken flavors!!! I love it..

OysterCulture said...

I could probably eat those like popcorn and consume a flock of birds without realizing it. I must keep some physical distance from those babies.

Tangled Noodle said...

So very, very tempting! The coconut crust is an awesome idea and once again, you've kept it healthy by baking. They still look so crispy and crunchy - I can almost taste them with the garlic fried rice! But I'll need some extra sawsawa!

Jenn said...

Karine, Peachkins: Thanks!

oysterCulture: LOL!

Tangled Noodle: ;-)

Anonymous said...

Those look mouthwatering! My husband loves coconut. I'll have to bookmark this recipe.

Jenn said...

Hummingbird: you should.

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