Primal Spicy Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders
Coconuts are one of the most nutritious of all fruits, but unfortunately in the United States they are also one of the most overlooked. Coconuts are not a traditional part of the American diet, but have been a staple food to many populations, such as island and Asian cultures, for centuries.
Coconuts can add flavor, variety and–best of all–healthy nutrients to your diet. Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, and boosts the immune system.
Fresh coconut juice is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man, and can be used to prevent dehydration, for instance in cases of diarrhea or strenuous exercise, instead of a sports drink. [Dr. Joseph Mercola]
* Unless otherwise noted, we recommend using organic, locally grown vegetables and organic grass fed meats and dairy (Primal) ingredients. Omit dairy, especially cheese ingredients, if you are Paleo.
- 2 chicken breasts (cut into strips)
- Egg white (beaten until light)
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- 2 Tbsp. Red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- 1 tsp White pepper
- Coconut flour (for dredging)
- 2 cups dried coconut flakes, unsweetened
- Coconut oil (for cooking)
- Cut the chicken into strips
- Season both sides well with salt and black pepper.
- Mix coconut flour, red pepper flakes, and white pepper together. Stir well.
- Dunk chicken in egg bath then dredge in the coconut flour mixture.
- Dip back into egg bath then coat with the dried coconut flakes. (You may need to press them down a little).
- Cook in pre-heated coconut oil on both sides until golden brown.
- Add a few more red pepper flakes immediately after cooking to add a little more spice!
Let us know what you think or if have any creative twists!
- L & P -