Hubby whipped these babies up for the kids dinner one weekend and they were great. There was extra and we ate them with the kids whilst having a drink. The kids loved them and they would make a great nibble before dinner or as part of a cocktail party…
They are super quick and easy to make and really tasty…
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 cup of bread crumbs (we use Panko)
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 1/2 cup coconut (shredded)
- Olive oil (to cook in)
- Paper Towel (to drain the chicken)
Cut the breast of chicken in half and with the blunt edge of the knife try to flatten out the chicken.
Cut the chicken into small bite size pieces
Crack the egg into a bowl and lightly whisk
Dunk pieces of the chicken in the egg wash, then place onto a plate of combined bread crumbs & coconut
Place coated pieces on a separate plate really for frying.
Heat the olive oil (you could also use coconut oil) in frypan. Use enough oil to shallow fry in… approx. 1cm off the bottom of the pan.
Place the chicken in batches into hot oil and cook turning once. Once golden in colour and cooked through place on the paper towel to dry.
Serve as dinner with veggies or salad for the kids or as a warm canapé with drinks for the adults.
So there you have it… hubby’s coconut popcorn chicken. So much yum!
Do you like chicken? What’s your favourite way to eat it? Do you shallow fry in coconut oil?