Pecan Coconut Crusted Chicken

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Gina Davis

By
@GMarie65

My Hubby gets some strange cravings he asked for nutty coconut something please. So this is what I had on hand to throw together for dinner last night. He loved it so it will be a weekly rotation now if he gets his way! ;)

Mango Line Salsa is sooooooooooooo good with this! I will post my canning recipe for it (you don't have to can this you can make ahead and use it same day)

I am going to make these as popcorn chicken as well and stick a tooth pick in them for a baby shower this weekend think they will do great as an appetizer!

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Serves:
4 - 6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

2 lb
chicken breast cut into strips or chicken tenders
1/2 c
pecans
1 1/2 c
panko bread crumbs
1/2 c
flaked sweetened coconut
2 large
eggs
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
cooking oil for pan frying

How to Make Pecan Coconut Crusted Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1grind pecans in food processor until they are like a course meal
  • 2combine ground pecans, panko and coconut with salt and pepper to taste and mix well to make breading for chicken
  • 3whisk 2 large eggs together and dredge chicken strips or tenders in egg and roll in pecan/coconut breading line on parchment paper covered baking sheet continue until all chicken is covered in breading.
  • 4Heat enough oil in a large fry pan to cover half way up chicken when put into pan (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches) fry in small batches, don't over crowd the chicken or it will not get a good crust on it.
  • 5remove from pan when done and drain on a wire rack or paper towels.
  • 6I serve these with a homemade mango lime salsa i make and they are really good with it :)

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About Pecan Coconut Crusted Chicken

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