Are you a big fan of coconut shrimp but looking to make a healthier alternative for dinner or as an appetizer? These Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce are sure to hit the spot!
Coconut Chicken Tenders with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce (serves 8):
2lb chicken breasts cut into thick strips
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup egg whites
1.5 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 tsp honey
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp hot sauce
1 clove garlic minced
1) Set the oven to 400 degrees. Combine coconut flour, coconut, garlic powder and salt in a bowl and put the egg whites in another bowl ready for dipping.
2) Line a baking sheet with foil, spray a baking tray (or grease with coconut oil) and place on top of the tray.
3) Dip each chicken tender into the whites then coat with the coconut mixture and place on baking rack. Bake for 20 mins, then broil for 5 mins until golden to your liking.
4) Mix the remaining ingredients to make the peanut sauce. Add as much hot sauce as you like to make it spicy enough. Add 1 tbsp of water at a time until desired consistency is reached. Taste and season additionally if you feel necessary.
Macronutrient Breakdown (per serving):