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Coconut Chicken Fingers

April 3, 2018

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Coconut Chicken Fingers are such a fun weeknight dinner! Baked chicken tenders coated in coconut and served with a pineapple dipping sauce - absolutely delicious!

Coconut Chicken Fingers

All three of my boys - actually, make that four (including my husband) - are absolutely bonkers for chicken fingers or chicken nuggets of any kind. My two-year-old is VERY picky and chicken fingers are one of only about five different things he eats right now. It can be frustrating at times, but at least he's predictable!

Recently, he came along with me during a shopping trip through Food Lion to pick up some last-minute groceries and ingredients for a few lunches and dinners through the rest of the week. I wanted to see what their new Shop & Earn program was all about. It's Food Lion's new digital loyalty incentive where you can load new personalized threshold-based rewards directly in the app. I really loved being able to earn rewards on purchasing items I need on my list every week - totally recommend checking it out!

I took a chance on making these Coconut Chicken Fingers for my kiddos since they pretty much only allow me to buy one particular brand of frozen chicken nuggets from the store. I absolutely loved that these chicken fingers are baked in the oven instead of deep fried. I honestly avoid all fried recipes I come across, not really because of the fat content, but because I really can't stand cleaning up all the oil splatter on my stove top! 

coconut chicken fingers recipe

Oven baked chicken fingers can be tricky because they tend to not be as crispy as fried. I like to set them on a stainless-steel cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet to bake them. The heat cooks the chicken fingers evenly for a crispier coating. Don't skip the pineapple dipping sauce, it's awesome!!

Yield: 4 servings

Coconut Chicken Fingers

Coconut Chicken Fingers are such a fun weeknight dinner! Baked chicken tenders coated in coconut and served with a pineapple dipping sauce - absolutely delicious!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 40 mins


  • 2 lbs chicken tenders, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
  • 6 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, undrained


  1. Pat chicken tenders dry. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend coconut, bread crumbs, ginger, and salt until coarse crumbs remain. Transfer mixture to a shallow bowl.
  3. In another shallow bowl, whisk together honey and lemon juice. Dip chicken tenders in honey mixture and then into bread crumb mixture. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet. Repeat for remaining tenders.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until chicken is done and breading is golden brown. 
  5. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and pineapple. Serve with chicken tenders as a dipping sauce.
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baked coconut chicken fingers

If you love coconut, or toasted coconut like I do, you will go crazy for these chicken fingers! They make plenty for a family of four, or even as an appetizer to take to a party. 

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I really love Food Lion's new Shop & Earn program because it's way easier to just open the app at the register than to fumble around for my loyalty card. Right in the palm of my hand with just my fingertips! You can't beat an average savings of $20 per month just by using Food Lion's Shop & Earn. Be sure to activate your Shop & Earn account to start getting rewarded each time you shop!

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