Coconut Chicken Tenders If you love fried chicken you'll enjoy these paleo coconut chicken tenders! 4 Servings 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, sliced lengthwise into strips 2 Egg whites, lightly beaten * 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour 1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper Coconut Oil for frying

Coconut Chicken Tenders

If you love fried chicken you’ll enjoy these paleo coconut chicken tenders!

Coconut Chicken Tenders

Fried chicken fingers are one of my all time favorite fast food dinners! I especially enjoy spicy chicken fingers with a good blue cheese dip.

Coconut chicken tenders can be made easily at home with real food ingredients.

Coconut Chicken Tenders

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Coconut Chicken Tenders

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. You will want to fry your chicken fingers in 2-3 inches of coconut oil. The amount of oil you use will depend on the size of the skillet you use.
  2. Melt coconut oil in skillet over medium heat, approximately 375 degrees.
  3. Mix coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl.
  4. Pour shredded coconut into a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Next your going to dip the chicken strips into the flour mixture. Make sure they’re well coated with the coconut flour and arrowroot flour mix.
  6. Then dip the chicken strips into the egg whites.
  7. Now your going to coat the chicken with shredded coconut. Dip the chicken strips into the coconut and place them on a clean plate.
  8. Once all the chicken is coated you’re ready to fry them up!
  9. Test your first chicken strip in heated coconut oil. The chicken should turn golden brown and be completely done in 4-6 minutes.
  10. If the chicken fries up too quickly, adjust heat and test another piece.
  11. Turn chicken fingers half way through cooking.
  12. Serve hot with a side homemade dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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Coconut Chicken Tenders
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, sliced lengthwise into strips
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten. Egg whites are used for a crispier chicken finger but whole eggs will also work fine in this recipe too.
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Flour
  • ¼ cup Arrowroot Powder
  • ½ Cup Shredded Coconut
  • ½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
  • Coconut Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. You will want to fry your chicken fingers in 2-3 inches of coconut oil. The amount of oil you use will depend on the size of the skillet you use.
  2. Melt coconut oil in skillet over medium heat, approximately 375 degrees.
  3. Mix coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl.
  4. Pour shredded coconut into a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Next your going to dip the chicken strips into the flour mixture. Make sure they're well coated with the coconut flour and arrowroot flour mix.
  6. Then dip the chicken strips into the egg whites.
  7. Now your going to coat the chicken with shredded coconut. Dip the chicken strips into the coconut and place them on a clean plate.
  8. Once all the chicken is coated you're ready to fry them up!
  9. Test your first chicken strip in heated coconut oil. The chicken should turn golden brown and be completely done in 4-6 minutes.
  10. If the chicken fries up too quickly, adjust heat and test another piece.
  11. Turn chicken fingers half way through cooking.
  12. Serve hot with a side homemade dipping sauce. Enjoy!

 

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About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.

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  • Lauren January 9, 2016, 1:19 pm

    Anything to replace the egg!?

  • Marley November 19, 2015, 6:19 pm

    Hi Tiffany, Thank you for this recipe! I love coconut too, in and on everything, omgosh. I cook a lot but never thought of coconut chicken tenders. I followed your recipe exactly and they were delicious, as all your recipes that I’ve cooked have been! Nice, clean tasting and not even overpowered of coconut flavor. My family loved them! Thanks again!

  • Kristen November 4, 2015, 8:41 pm

    Any suggestions on something to replace the egg?

  • Joy November 3, 2015, 4:17 pm

    Have you every made these in the oven?

    • lchop123 January 6, 2016, 11:49 am

      Yes, please let me know if/how to make in the oven. Frying is just so messy and I have a hard time judging when the meat is fully cooked. Thank you!

  • Karen Fleury October 29, 2015, 4:51 pm

    I have enjoyed a few of your recipes… this one looks Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm good. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

    • The Coconut Mama October 30, 2015, 11:47 am

      They’re pretty good. My kids gobbled them up! 🙂

  • Jenay Green October 28, 2015, 6:02 am

    This looks great. I can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing!

    • The Coconut Mama October 30, 2015, 11:47 am

      You’re welcome! I hope you like them. 🙂