I announced the launch of a new flavor of Half/Baked this week during Cyber Monday and I have been up to my eyeballs in coconut order fulfillment. In the spirit of this fruit/nut/seed I decided to carry the sweetness over into the dinner hour. Enter Baked Coconut Chicken Bites. Mind you I am horrible with tracking measurements when I am in “experimental-creation” mode. Partly becuase I don’t always expect it to turn out well enough to want to repeat it, but mostly being precise with anything bores me! My kitchen usually ends up looking like a 6th grade science experiment gone wrong when I am finished preparing a meal.This recipe ended up being very easy and surprisinly DELICIOUS! (My measurments are close approximations, just cooker beware)
Baked Coconut Chicken Bites
2 Large Chicken Breasts, cut into approx. 2 inch chunks
1 Cup Gluten-free O's cereal, blended into a fine powder
½ tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ tsp. Black Pepper
½ Cup Sweet Coconut Flakes
Preheat oven to 400
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. (Tip: use a baking sheet that has sides on it so you don't end up with burned coconut flakes on the bottom of your oven!)
After blending cereal into a fine powder, mix in all dry ingredients
In a separate bowl, add 1 egg and beat lightly.
Toss each piece of chicken in the egg
Wash and dredge through the crust mix making sure to coat chicken thoroughly.
Place coated chicken nuggets about an inch apart on the baking sheet and bake until the outside is golden and the inside is no longer pink.
3.5.3226 Enjoy plain or with your favorite dipping sauce. I used a spinach dip I made as the side dish/dip. I will post the crusted spinach dip in another blog post. Happy eating! NEED MORE WEIGHT LOSS OR WELLNESS HELP WITH FOOD? Download The F*Bomb Diet today!