It’s no secret that my kids love chicken…preferably fried and in nugget form. I, however, favor a healthier baked version. Recently, when a friend scored an awesome deal on some honey mustard dipping sauce she asked me for a recipe for chicken tenders. What better opportunity to create a new baked chicken nugget! I definitely wanted to get my kids involved in the kitchen since they are more likely to taste their creation…at least that’s what I’ve heard.
My mission, if I chose to accept it: concoct a kid friendly, healthy, and yummy chicken nugget that the kids would reach for. Main ingredient: Chicken. Due Date: ASAP. Well, obviously I accepted this challenge and I believe my mission was a success.
The result is a crunchy, coconut crusted (baked!) chicken tender. They are crispy, moist, and have just a hint of heat. The best thing about this coconut chicken…the ingredients are all things you probably have in your pantry! Very inexpensive and a welcome change to the typical chicken nugget. I served this along side coconut rice and green beans for dinner the other night.