Coconut Lime Chicken Bites

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

Bite sized chicken breasts are marinated in coconut milk and limes, then they are double coated to make these the crispiest most flavorful Coconut Lime Chicken Bites you have ever tasted. This recipe is super easy and these chicken bites are sooo addictive you are going to want to make 2! You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up! Well... maybe eat it all up.

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Serves:
Serves 8
Prep:
24 Hr 20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1/2 clove
fresh lime juice (approximately 3 limes)
zest of 3 limes (reserve a pinch for garnish)
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 c
+ 1 tablespoon, caned oconut milk, divided
2 tsp
kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
2 lb
boneless skinless chicken breasts, washed and trimmed
4 c
corn flakes cereal
2 c
sweetened flaked coconut
2 large
eggs
1 c
panko bread crumbs
olive oil spray

Step-By-Step

1Combine lime juice and zest, garlic, coconut milk, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper in a measuring cup.
2Beat with a fork to combine. Set aside.
3Lay chicken breasts on a cutting board, using a fork, prick the chicken several times to help tenderize the meat.
4Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
5Place chicken in a 1 gallon resealable zip top bag. Place in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
6Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare 2 baking sheets with olive oil spray. Set aside.
7Prepare coatings:

In a 1 gallon zip top bag add corn flakes. Seal and press on bag to crush cereal.
8Once crushed up to small pieces add coconut and 1 teaspoon salt. Toss to combine. Set aside.
9In a medium dish beat 2 eggs and a tablespoon coconut milk until well combined. Set aside.
10In a 1 gallon zip top bag add bread crumbs. Set aside.
11Remove chicken from refrigerator and drain marinade.
12Line up your prep station on a clean counter:

Marinated chicken, bread crumb bag, egg wash, coconut mixture and baking sheet. (Or reverse it if you prefer your baking sheet on the far left side).
13A few pieces at a time toss chicken into bread crumbs, toss to lightly coat.
14Transfer chicken pieces into egg wash.
15Toss chicken to coat and place into coconut mixture.
16Toss to coat well and press coconut mixture onto chicken if necessary.
17Place chicken onto prepared baking sheet.
18Once the baking sheet is full, spray lightly with olive oil spray and set aside while you prepare the second sheet.
19Prepare the second sheet the same as the first.
20Place baking sheets into oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
21Flip chicken bites after 10 minutes.
22Cook until coating is golden brown and chicken is cooked through.
23Garnish with reserved lime zest, serve and enjoy!

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