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Crispy Coconut Chicken

This Crispy Coconut Chicken is breaded and fried in a pan until golden brown and crispy. The sweet coconut adds texture and flavor and makes this dish a family favorite!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 223 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¾ sweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs Panko or plain
  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. Slice chicken breasts into ½ inch strips.

  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Make a breading station: place flour in one shallow dish, coconut and breadcrumbs in another, and mix egg and milk in the third dish.
  4. Dip each chicken piece in flour, then egg and then breadcrumbs with coconut.
  5. Heat up vegetable oil in a skillet.
  6. Fry chicken in batches until golden brown.
  7. Serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  • Serve this chicken with rice or fries.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Coconut Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 524mg23%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 89IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.