Coconut Chicken with Pineapple Fried Rice

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Enjoy a tropical night with this dish!

Recipe from Southern Living.

*Cooking time does not include preparing rice.

★★★★★ 4 votes
30 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


6-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 c
1 Tbsp
caribbean jerk seasoning
2 large
egg whites
1 c
sweetened flaked coconut
1 c
panko breadcrumbs
3 Tbsp
canola oil


3 Tbsp
1 c
diced fresh pineapple
3/4 c
diced sweet onion
1 tsp
asian chili-garlic sauce
3 c
cooked, cooled basmati rice
1/2 c
red bell pepper, diced
3 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp
fresh lime zest
1/2 c
loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

How to Make Coconut Chicken with Pineapple Fried Rice


  • 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; flatten to 1/2-inch thickness, using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet.
  • 2Stir together cornstarch and jerk seasoning in a shallow dish. Whisk egg whites just until foamy in another shallow dish. Stir together coconut and breadcrumbs in a third dish.
  • 3Dredge the chicken breasts, 1 at a time, in cornstarch mixture; dip in egg whites, and dredge in coconut/breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  • 4Cook chicken in hot oil in a large, nonstick ovenproof skillet over medum heat 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden. Transfer skillet to oven, and bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is done. sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste. Serve with fried rice.
  • 5To make the fried rice - melt 3 tbsp. butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup diced fresh pineapple, 3/4 cup onion and 1 tsp. Asian chili-garlic sauce, and saute 6-8 minutes or until onions are lightly caramelized. Add 3 cups cooked, cooled basmati rice, 1/2 cup red bell pepper, 3 tbsp. chopped cilantro, and 2 tsp. lime zest; stir-fry 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves. Add salt to taste.

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About Coconut Chicken with Pineapple Fried Rice

Course/Dish: Chicken, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy