Coconut chicken nuggets

December  8, 2017
2 Ratings
Photo by Oxana
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

These are the most delicious nuggets I’ve ever tasted. Marinated pieces of meat become so tender and juicy.
It’s just the perfect meal for a party or for watching a movie with a loved one. Try this recipe. You won’t regret!!! —Oxana

What You'll Need
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 200 grams shredded coconut
  • 100 grams Wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 50 milliliters Soy sauce
  • 30 milliliters Sunflower oil + additional oil
  • Juice and peel of 1st a lemon
  • 500 grams Whole peeled tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peel
  • Peel of 1st a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt
  1. Cut chicken breast into small strips.
  2. Mix the marinade: soy sauce, sunflower oil, juice and peel of 1st a lemon.
  3. Put the chicken strips in the marinade and put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade. Prepare the ingredients for the coating: eggs whip with water in one bowl, pour wheat flour into another, put shredded coconut into the third one.
  5. Dip each slice of chicken in flour, then in the egg and at the end, carefully dip in shredded coconut.
  6. Heat the frying pan well with sunflower oil and lay out chicken strips. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side. Nuggets should be browned well.
  7. Do not lay out many strips at once in a frying pan. Otherwise nuggets will not crunch. Roast in parts. Spread on a plate covered with a paper towel to remove excessive oil.
  8. While the nuggets are frying, prepare the sauce: put whole tomatoes in tomato juice in blender, add garlic, peel of 1 lemon, sugar and salt. And grind to homogeneity.

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  • Cyd Larkin
    Cyd Larkin
  • Oxana

2 Reviews

Cyd L. August 10, 2019
I didn’t know if I should use sweetened or unsweetened coconut, so I rinsed the sugar off of 1/2 of the sweetened coconut, let it dry, and combined the two, then followed the recipe. I served it with sweet chili sauce and this sauce: people got to choose! It was great,
. Very well receuved
Oxana August 12, 2019
Thank you! I'm glad to hear that you liked the ​recipe. I used unsweetened coconut.