Yesterday was a super fun whirlwind as I made Thai Pork Sliders with a Red Curry Aioli, and today I made Crunchy Coconut Chicken Bites with Thai Mango Mayo. Can you say deeeeeeelish?! If you’ve been following along on as I cook in real time on Twitter and Instagram, you’ve seen all my action shots! So fun!
So here we go…today’s recipe!
I mean, just look at these chicken bites. They’re crunchy, coconut-y and scrumptious. I want to eat all the coconut chicken bites. 🙂
Dip them in a mango mayo and they make a great snack. And you can share them too, if you can manage it. They’re fresh, healthy and SO good, everyone will love them!
I don’t know about you, but I love anything with coconut. Everything tastes better with coconut don’t you think?! So I took these chicken bites and soaked them in coconut milk then coated them in shredded coconut. Whoa nelly!
Pop them in the oven and devour!
Crunchy Coconut Chicken Bites with Thai Mango Mayo
Cut the chicken breasts into strips (about 3 inches long), and place them into a shallow dish. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Set aside.
Using a hand blender, cream the coconut milk until it is nice and creamy, then pour the coconut milk over the chicken, and gently stir to coat it. Cover and refrigerate the chicken for about 1 hour. Longer is fine too.
Making the coconut coating:
In a bowl combine the shredded coconut and rice flour. Set aside.
Making the dressing:
Combine the mayonnaise, chili sauce, Thai mango sauce, lime juice and cilantro, and refrigerate until you are ready to use it.
Preparing and baking the chicken tenders:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and a wire rack.
Once the chicken has marinated, dredge the chicken pieces in the coconut/flour mix. Gently shake any excess coating off, then place the chicken onto the wire rack on your baking sheet.
Continue until all the chicken pieces are coated.
Bake for about 12 minutes on one side, then turn the chicken over and bake for about 12 minutes more, or until the chicken is cooked through and the coconut coating is toasty brown.
Serve the chicken bites with the Thai Mango Mayo and enjoy!