Coconut Lime Chicken Bites
fresh lime juice (approximately 3 limes)
zest of 3 limes (reserve a pinch for garnish)
+ 1 tablespoon, caned oconut milk, divided
kosher salt, divided
fresh ground black pepper
boneless skinless chicken breasts, washed and trimmed
sweetened flaked coconut
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.
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!
Originally Posted: Thu, May 29, 2014