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Crunchy Coconut Chicken Bites with Thai Mango Mayo

Hello friends!

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!

Coconut-TitleCrunchy Coconut Chicken Bites with Thai Mango Mayo {A Pretty Life}

I mean, just look at these chicken bites.  They’re crunchy, coconut-y and scrumptious.  I want to eat all the coconut chicken bites.  🙂

Crunchy Coconut Chicken Bites with Thai Mango Mayo {A Pretty Life}

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!

Crunchy Coconut Chicken Bites with Thai Mango Mayo {A Pretty Life}

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!

Crunchy Coconut Chicken Bites with Thai Mango Mayo {A Pretty Life}

Pop them in the oven and devour!

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Instructions

    Marinading the chicken:
  1. Cut the chicken breasts into strips (about 3 inches long), and place them into a shallow dish. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Making the coconut coating:
  4. In a bowl combine the shredded coconut and rice flour. Set aside.
  5. Making the dressing:
  6. Combine the mayonnaise, chili sauce, Thai mango sauce, lime juice and cilantro, and refrigerate until you are ready to use it.
  7. Preparing and baking the chicken tenders:
  8. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and a wire rack.
  10. 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.
  11. Continue until all the chicken pieces are coated.
  12. 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.
  13. Serve the chicken bites with the Thai Mango Mayo and enjoy!
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Enjoy!

Crunchy Coconut Chicken Bites with Thai Mango Mayo {A Pretty Life}

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Come back tomorrow when I reveal another scrumptious dish!  Have a delicious day!

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28 Comments

  • Reply Tara January 7, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Saw you on Calgary Bloggers and had to come over, those look fantastic!!! Going to follow you on FB, Twitter etc. Would love it if you followed me back!!!

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 7, 2014 at 2:53 PM

      Thank you Tara! I too follow your cooking adventures! 🙂

  • Reply Shannon January 7, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Great job! These look so yummy!

    Your pictures have me wanting this for dinner tonight. Off to get the ingredients.

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 7, 2014 at 5:03 PM

      Thank you Shannon! I hope you love it!!

  • Reply Barb January 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Oh maaan… could you email me some of that for dinner? 😉 I see lots of Thai food in our future …

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 7, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      Sending some right now! 😉

  • Reply paula schuck January 7, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    I llove the sound and look of this. I haven’t tried much Thai Kitchen stuff. This makes me want too though. I will come back to vote. These look delicious. Can’t wait to see what is next.

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 7, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      Thank you SO much Paula!!

  • Reply Virginia Fynes January 8, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    THese look SO delicious, I need them in my life. I never thought of using coconut to bread something (can I call it bread?) Definitely going to try this yummy recipe!

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  • Reply Heather January 8, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    yum! I want to make this!

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 9, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      Oh you should! They’re so good!

  • Reply Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project January 9, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Wow! Those look fantastic!

  • Reply Dani @ lifeovereasy January 9, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    I love coconut and that chicken looks like my kind of recipe! I’m going to email to the hubby and see if it shows up on my table 😉

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      LOL! Now that’s the smart way to do it! 🙂

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  • Reply Carolyn January 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Would love to make these for my daughter. As it’s just the two of us, I will pare down the recipe just for us, but what I wanted to know is: 1) can I use all-purpose flour vs rice flour? 2) does the oven have to be at 450? That seems so hot to me and I usually cook at 350. Would love you feedback 🙂

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      Hi Carolyn! You can definitely use regular flour instead of the rice flour in this recipe. And I did bake mine at 450 degrees, you just have to keep an eye on them – the higher temperature ensures that they are crunchy! But if you are more comfortable cooking them at a lower temperature, you could try 375 degrees and increase the baking time by about 5-10 minutes…just keep an eye on them to be golden brown and cooked through fully.

      Enjoy!

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  • Reply Christine February 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Hi Joanna,

    I’m new to experimenting with different flours. I don’t have rice flour but I have coconut. Do you think that would work with this recipe?

    • Reply Jo-Anna February 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      Hi Christine!
      I’m not sure if coconut flour would work – it’s such a different (and highly absorbant) flour, that I don’t know how it would do in a recipe like this. If you try it, let me know if it works…I’d be curious to know!

  • Reply Hayley June 5, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    I made these (had to use oat flour), and they were absolutely heavenly!!! Thank you!!!!

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