Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Coconut Chicken Nuggets

Last night I made these tasty little nuggets for dinner. I think they are meant to be more of an appetizer but hey, the kids loved 'em! You can never go wrong if you call something a nugget, right? Try them out! I should have taken a picture but didn't think about that.

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 3/4 inch pieces
2 cups flaked coconut
1 egg
2 T. milk
1/2 cup flour
oil (for deep frying)--who doesn't love that, right?
1 tsp. celery salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Heat 2 inches of oil in pan or fryer to 375 degrees

Chop the coconut in a blender or food processor. Put in a bowl, set aside.

Combine egg and milk in another bowl

Toss chicken in flour then dip in egg mixture then in coconut.

Mix spices together but do not put on chicken yet.

Fry chicken for about 2 minutes on each side. They will be golden brown. (But actually, we liked the ones that were a little darker)

Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with celery salt and garlic powder (Don't think you need this? I'm tellin' ya, it makes all the difference in the world! Use as much as you would like. We didn't use all of it.)


A Bunch of Roaches said...

Here's another easy chicken recipe. I use it for my kids who can't have milk or flour:

1 cup corn meal
2 tsp powdered chicken boulion
Dash of seasoning salt

Mix above in plastic baggy. Dump chicken pieces in baggy and shake. Then bake for 20 minutes. (Basically home-made shake and bake).

Brooke said...

Sounds good...and simple, I'll have to try that.