Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Spicy Mango Dip

Baked Coconut chicken tenders

I LOVE coconut shrimp and chicken tenders.  Unfortunately, they are one of those unhealthy meals that I almost never indulge in – fried foods leave me feeling awful!  Lucky for me (and you) I have a recipe that taste just as good as the restaurant version, but is full of healthy wholesome ingredients and is baked instead of fried.  In fact, this Crispy Baked Coconut Chicken Tender recipe is oil free, grain free (paleo friendly), and has diary free options (for the dipping sauce)… Speaking of the dipping sauce, it pairs perfectly with the coconut crunch of the chicken.  Definitely one of mine and my families’ favorite meals.  I like to serve them with fresh cut fruit (usually pineapple, cantaloupe, and berries) and steamed broccoli.

Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders

Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders

Backed Coconut Chicken with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce
Serves 4
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Coconut Chicken
  1. 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  4. 1/4 cup almond flour
  5. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
Spicy Mango Cilantro Dipping Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup frozen mangos, thawed (fresh works as well)
  2. 1/2 cup plain full fat yogurt
  3. 1/4 cup cilantro
  4. 1 tsp lemon juice
  5. 1-2 tsp Sriracha
For the Chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Whip egg in small bowl
  3. Combine coconut, almond flour, pepper, and garlic powder in another small bowl
  4. Dip chicken tenders in egg and then in coconut mixture. Cover completely and set on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  5. Bake for 10 minutes and flip chicken over
  6. Continue baking for another 10-15 minutes
For the Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  1. To make the dipping sauce dairy free, use a dairy free yogurt (soy, coconut, etc).

8 thoughts on “Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Spicy Mango Dip

  1. Yep! Kids loved them. They didn’t want to try the sauce because I said it was spicy, but that meant all the more for me! Thanks for the recipe.

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