Coconut chicken fingers done my way!

Irisa Raina 9


Usually chicken or fish that is coated with coconut it’s done with the un-sweetened kind. But I like the heat of the hot sauce together with the sweetness of the coconut. Takes it to a whole other level.
You can use the un-sweetened coconut if you prefer.
I served this with homemade coleslaw and potato coins.
This is delicious with shrimp too!


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    two large skinless, boneless chicken breasts
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    1 cup ice cold butter milk
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    2 cups hot sauce “ i used sriracha “
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    1 tablespoon sea salt
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    1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
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    1 tablespoon corn starch
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    1 & ½ cups “ sweet “ coconut
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    scallions chopped for garnish.

How to Make Coconut chicken fingers done my way!


  1. Pound the chicken into ¼ inch flat pieces
  2. Cut into strips
  3. Mix the buttermilk, hot sauce, salt & pepper together in a bowl.
  4. Place the chicken fingers into a gallon size zip lock baggie, pour the buttermilk mixture over the chicken and seal the bag. Place that baggie into a bowl “ in case “ of leakage, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, toss the chicken occasionally.
  5. Once the chicken has marinated long enough, remove and drain the pieces.
  6. In another gallon size baggie “ or paper lunch bag “ put the cornstarch and coconut in it and close to shake. Make sure the cornstarch is thoroughly mixed with the coconut.
  7. Add a few pieces of chicken at a time to the coconut and toss to make sure the chicken is completely coated.
  8. Fry in oil.
  9. When you are ready to serve garnish with sliced scallions.

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About Coconut chicken fingers done my way!

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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