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Coconut Chicken Tenders

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Try something new! These coconut chicken tenders are a great weeknight dinner recipe, and come with dipping sauce the whole family will love!
baked coconut chicken strips on serving platter with dipping sauce

Ever get tired of the same old thing for dinner? Chicken strips might be super easy and a perfect option for busy weeknights. I mean, 20 minutes and you’ve got dinner. The kiddos won’t even have a chance to ask for a snack more than… say 5 or 6 times…

These coconut infused chicken strips are perfectly dippable – and kids and adults alike will love them! Plus the dipping sauce recipe below is a fun change to normal dipping sauces you usually see. It’s kind of a tropicaly-honey mustard type sauce. Your whole family will love these!

And while the kiddos might never tire of chicken strips (as long as the Ranch dressing and ketchup holds out, that is), there are times when the adults at the table just really can’t eat the same exact thing for one more meal. So I made a spin-off. Except this spin off is way, way better than Fear the Walking Dead.


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dipping coconut chicken strips into honey mustard sauce

How to make coconut chicken tenders

These chicken tenders are really easy to make! For the full set of directions, please make sure to scroll down to the recipe card below. here is a brief overview:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large, shallow bowl, combine the coconut, flour, and spices.
  • Crack an egg into a second shallow bowl and whisk with a fork.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into strips as equal sized as you can make them.
  • Dip the chicken strips into the egg, turning to coat, and allowing any excess to drip off
  • Coat the chicken strips in the flour mixture, turning to coat.
  • Place the chicken strips on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Spoon a little melted butter over each strip.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • While the chicken is baking, mix together the ingredients for the dipping sauce.
  • Enjoy!
coconut chicken strips with honey mustard sauce on white platter

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dipping coconut chicken strips into honey mustard sauce

Coconut Chicken Strips

Try something new! These coconut chicken strips are a great weeknight dinner recipe, and come with dipping sauce the whole family will love!
5 from 2 votes
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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 685kcal
Author: Jenni


**Chicken Strips

  • 1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • cup melted butter
  • 3 chicken breasts

**Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup of peach preserves or orange marmalade or try some of both!
  • 2 TBSP Dijon Mustard


  • In a large, shallow bowl (or a ziplock bag), combine the coconut, flour, and spices.
  • Crack the egg into a bowl and lightly whisk with a fork.
  • Cut chicken breasts into strips.
  • Dip chicken breasts into the egg, shaking off any excess.
  • Coat the chicken strips in the breading mixture and place on a cookie sheet.
  • When all the chicken strips are on the cookie sheet, spoon a little bit of melted butter over each one.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until done.
  • To make the Dipping Sauce - Mix together well and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 722mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 24g


One Comment

  1. Oh, HELLO! Coconut chicken strips? I am ALL OVER THIS! I don’t have kids at home anymore — she’s a college senior, but I’d still make the chicken strips for my husband and myself.

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