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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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 624 kcal
Author Kelly Miller

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken tenders cut in half crosswise
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
  • 6 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple undrained

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Chicken Fingers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 624 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 786mg 33%
Potassium 1092mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 36g
Protein 52g 104%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 8.9%
Calcium 9%
Iron 13.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.