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Try this Crispy Coconut Chicken Recipe

Try this Crispy Coconut Chicken Recipe!

Do you love crispy chicken, but wish you didn’t have to deep fry it? If you answered yes, then you need to try this crispy coconut chicken recipe! There is no oil or frying required. To make it crispy, you simply substitute the fryer for Corn Flakes and an oven. This delicious combination of sweet and salty is sure to tickle your tastebuds.

This recipe from the Food Network only takes half and hour to make and yields 14 pieces of chicken.


  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 cups whole grain cereal (Corn Flakes or brown rice cereal recommended)
  • 1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • Nonstick cooking spray


Firstly, preheat the oven to 400-degrees F, then coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Next, place egg whites in a bowl and beat until frothy.

Place cereal and coconut in a resealable plastic bag; season with salt and pepper and crush well.

Then, dredge chicken strips in egg white and place a couple at a time into the bag to coat with the coconut mixture.

Lastly, transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 6 to 7 minutes per side, until chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

This recipe only has 60 calories per serving! It also contains 1 gram of fat, 4 grams of carbohydrates and 8 grams of protein.

coconutCoconut is highly nutritious

According to an article in Healthline, coconuts are high in fat rather than carbs. They are high in minerals like manganese which is “essential for bone health and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and cholesterol.” Coconut also contains copper and iron as well as powerful antioxidants.

Avocados are another fruit that are high in fats. To learn about why you need avocado toast in your life and how to prepare it, click here!