Coconut Chicken

This chicken will make you want to slap your momma! I wanted to do shrimp but even though I live in at the beach in an area known for it plethora of shrimp, fish, oysters and the like it is nearly impossible to find any without driving 20 minutes away. And I didn't have the time or energy for that. So chicken it was.

Coconut Chicken
4 Chicken Breast-I cut up four chicken breasts into large bites
1.5 c Planko Bread Crumbs
1 c Coconut- shredded and sweetened (I keep a bag in my freezer at all times)
1.5 c Coconut milk (from the can)
1 egg- beaten
2 cups flour

Vegetable oil for frying

Pour oil into a skillet or high sided pan, you want it at least half as deep as your chicken pieces. Turn heat on med/high.

Mound flour on one paper plate, set aside. Add coconut milk to beaten egg and mix, set aside. Pour planko and coconut on another paper plate and combine with fingers. Line up these three starting with flour, then egg mix, then planko mix then a paper towel or piece of wax paper.

Preheat oven at it's lowest temperature. Prepare a high sided cookie sheet by laying foil in the bottom and then a wire cooling rack in it.

Roll chicken pieces in flour, dredge in egg mix, and roll in planko mix and place on paper towel/wax paper. When oil is ready (my trick, take a pinch of flour dip fingers in wet mix and drop in oil. If it bubbles quickly it is ready.) lay pieces of chicken in skillet but don't crowd. Fry until golden and flip. remove from oil onto your cookie sheet/rack thing and set the whole thing in the oven to keep warm.

Continue frying chicken pieces and adding to your warming pan.

I served these with pasta and Spicy Broccoli. The kids could not get enough!! I would love to hear how yours turn out!

Next up: Moroccan Shrimp!

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