Sunday, June 30, 2013

Crunchy Coconut Chicken Fingers

Crunchy Coconut Chicken Fingers with Peach Honey Mustard

YIELD: SERVES ABOUT 2
 
PREP TIME: 2 HOURS
 
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES

ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders
1 can of full fat coconut milk
1 1/4 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
1 ripe peach, peeled and chopped

directions:

Add the coconut milk to a blender and puree until completely smooth and creamy.
Place chicken tenders in a baking dish, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and cover with coconut milk. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, combine coconut, flour, panko, salt and pepper. Stir well to coat. Remove dish with chicken from the fridge. It should have a thick coating of coconut milk on it, so remove each strip and dredge it through the coconut mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Place the chicken on the well-greased wire rack and repeat until finished.
Spray all the chicken tenders with a spritz of coconut oil spray or nonstick spray. Bake for 15 minutes, then gently flip and spray the other side. Bake for 15 minutes more, until golden and crispy.
While the chicken is baking, add peach chunks to a blender or food processor until pureed. In a bowl, whisk together honey, dijon mustard and peach puree. Serve chicken fingers!
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