Recently I’ve been looking for recipes that use coconut oil. I’m really eager to start cooking more with coconut oil. It is sooooo good for you! I’ve started to read up a little bit on coconut oil and the health solutions it promotes. It can assist you with maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, brain function, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, and high blood pressure. Who knows what more health benefits we might possibly acquire from it!
In my search for recipes that incorporated coconut oil, I came across this one for coconut chicken nuggets. I used the suggested ingredients but switched up the preparation a little bit to accommodate my fondness for ease and simplicity. It turned out incredibly good! The flavors, the textures – everything about these chicken nuggets is delicious. They are wonderfully different, and surprisingly addicting! It’s almost impossible to stop eating them. And as peculiar as this may sound being said about fried chicken nuggets, they are almost refreshing. You will understand what I mean once you’ve tried them. Oh, and in the highly unlikely event that there are any leftovers, I should tell you that they are also amazing cold, and sliced on a salad.
Here is my revised version of the recipe.
Coconut Chicken Nugets
- 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into small nugget size pieces
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 cup flour
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup coconut oil
- salt & pepper
- In a bowl combine flour, shredded coconut, salt & pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix to combine. In a seperate bowl beat the egg.
- In a sauté pan, melt coconut oil on medium heat. Take each piece of chicken, dip it in the egg, and then coat with the coconut and flour mixture.
- In small batches place nuggets into heated coconut oil and cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a parchment lined bake pan and place in a preheated oven for 4 to 5 minutes at 375 degrees to allow the chicken to cook through.