Coconut Chicken

Crispy Coconut Chicken

Crispy Coconut Chicken is boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small pieces (hors d’oeuvre size) and rolled in a flour and coconut mixture. They’re served with two different dipping sauces; one is a creamy horseradish sauce and the other is a honey mustard with apricot preserves. This may just be your new favorite fun food.

Sick of holiday food yet?? 

I am.

I don’t want to see another light, Christmas ornament, or another cookie for a good, long time.

Ready for the fun stuff again.

The real food.

Not that holiday food isn’t real food, mind you, but I’m mainly speaking about the cakes and all that sugary stuff that I really have no affinity for.

Crispy Coconut Chicken

I do love the holidays, but when all the celebrating is done, I’m very ready to get back to my normal routine.

For me, when the holidays are over, they’re over. At the end of Christmas day my tree comes down, everything is boxed up, wreaths come down, garland comes down, and the house gets cleaned.

All the pine needles off the floor, all the candles put away, and now we’re on the down slope to summer.

Isn’t that such a great feeling?

Now that we’ve said adios to 2015, I’m officially ready to get back to making my fun food. 

These are fun, and delicious.

I made two different dipping sauces for variety.

Coconut Chicken Bites

I love variety.

How To Make Crispy Coconut Chicken

These are simply boneless, skinless chicken breasts that I cut into cubes and breaded with seasoned AP flour, Sprouts coconut flour, breadcrumbs and coconut flakes.

The first batch I baked, which you could definitely do, but I decided to fry the rest of them because I didn’t get that golden color I was going for.

The taste isn’t all that different, just a little more crispy and a little more juicy.

Please feel free to bake them for a healthier version if you want to – you really won’t miss out much as far as taste.

All you have to do is throw them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes and flip halfway through.

The first dip is made with mayo, dijon mustard and a little horseradish.

Crispy Coconut Chicken

The second one, a little more sweet – is made with apricot preserves, dijon mustard and honey. I used a hot honey, but that’s what I had on hand. 

Coconut Chicken

I LOVE spicy-sweet-crispy-savory combos.

Here’s your printable –


Coconut Chicken

Crispy Coconut Chicken

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Coconut flakes

Apricot Dip

  • 2 tbsp apricot preserves
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey

Horseradish Dip

  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp horseradish



Combine flour through pepper in a large bowl.
Mix the egg and milk together.
Dip chicken pieces in egg wash, then dredge in flour mixture.
Heat oil to 375 degrees.
Fry chicken in batches, until golden brown, about 2 minutes each batch.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with more coconut flakes.

Mix each list of dip ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 770Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 1637mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 8gSugar: 23gProtein: 51g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Amy

    Love it. It’s amazing how many meals you can make with chicken,

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