30 Minute Meal/ Weeknight Meals

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!
Coconut Chicken Strips - These chicken strips are perfectly dippable for little fingers! Check out the amazing dipping sauce recipe!


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…


Family Friendly and Super Easy Weeknight Coconut Chicken Strips with Dipping Sauce
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.
Amazing Coconut Chicken Strips and dipping sauce!


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!

Coconut Chicken Strips

Coconut Chicken Strips

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Category: 30 Minute Meals
  • Method: Bake


1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup melted butter

3 chicken breasts

**Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 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.

Dipping Sauce – Mix together well and enjoy!

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1 Comment

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    November 17, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    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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