Sunday, July 18, 2010

Coconut Chicken Nuggets

crispy-coconut-chicken

Titus only eats finger food - he's refused everything that seems like baby food, and only allows to be spoon-fed if the spoon holds something like yogurt. Or ice cream. (Or crème brûlée.) He likes these though - little piece of chicken covered in breadcrumbs and coconut. And I agree with him, they're delicious! Serve them with a fruity dipping sauce, or as part of a multi-course meal.

Coconut Chicken Nuggets
(printable recipes)

2 small chicken breasts (or four boneless thighs)
200 ml all-purpose flour
salt, pepper
1 egg
200 ml breadcrumbs (I prefer Panko, Japanese breadcrumbs that are super crispy)
200 ml coconut flakes (unsweetened)
oil for frying

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Mix flour with salt and pepper in a ziploc bag, and add the chicken. Shake well to make sure that the chicken is covered in season flour on all sides.

Beat the egg in a shallow bowl. Mix bread crumbs and coconut in another bowl. Dip the floured chicken pieces in the egg, and then dredge them in the breadcrumb mixture. Place the finished pieces in a plate, while you finish the others. (At this point you can also freeze the nuggets, and fry them directly from frozen.)

Heat about 1 cm of frying oil in a deep pan or pot. Place the oven at 175°C. Fry the chicken on both sides until golden. My oil was really hot so this went quickly - too fast for the chicken to cook through, so I let it bake in the oven until completely done. (About 6-8 minutes.) If your oil is less hot, your chicken will cook through by the time the surface is golden, but make sure the nuggets don't burn.

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Recipe in Swedish:
Kokospanerade kycklingbitar

7 comments:

Jennifurla said...

OMG what a sweetheart, these is a falvor combo I must try

Heatherfeather said...

Smart kid - they sound great to me too :)

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Coconut chicken nuggets? it is so unusual. I never thought coconut can be mixed to chicken nuggets. I need to try this one.

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Automatic Espresso Maker said...

That's interesting combination of flavors i definitely try this one.

Lynnea said...

such a darling photo! your little one will grow up with a gourmet palate =)

Bianca said...

He sounds just like my little son Tomer! I will try these tonight with him. Thank you so much.