Here's an appetizer that looks and tastes like a tropical summer! These Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Mustard Sauce are going to raise your appetizer menu bar really high and will be a hit with kids and adults! Whats more- they're gluten free!
Has it really been a week since I posted a new recipe for you guys? I'm hiding below my pillow but please don't be mad. Because these baked coconut chicken tenders with mango mustard dipping sauce are going to make up for everything. And because I've been on an amazing trip sponsored by Teabox all the waaaaaay in Assam and that's where this post is coming from!
I'm going to tell you all about my trip and how I've been travelling through Assam sampling the food, the culture and the beautiful teas as soon as I'm back. And if you've been following me on Snapchat (my_foodstory) you already know what I've been up to! But today let's quickly talk about why you need to make these baked coconut chicken tenders STAT!
Remember the best ever dipping sauce from last week which was a crazy combination of mango and mustard? Ummm these baked coconut chicken tenders and that mango mustard sauce were kinda made for each other. Because it's all so tropical and so fresh and so summery. Because you want a little bit of summer even when it's not and this combination will keep you feeling happy and sunny all year long!
Plus it's baked, so heaaaaaalthy and is dipped in a spicy coconut mixture which sort of crisps up in the oven and gives you that amazing golden crust that all chicken tenders must have!
I'm telling you, right this minute, I almost wish I was back home with a mug of beer, feet up on the couch and biting into these juicy chicken tenders. I'm really in love with mango and coconut as ingredients. If you've been around, you know how obsessed I've been with mangoes this summer because umm, they go away for an entire year once seasons done. And coconut is like my second love - curries, bakes, desserts - I need to use it in everything!
Hello juicy chicken with crispy coconut coating all around it that's calling my name. Who's ready to partaaaaaaaay? *raises hand*
If you are looking for a party appetizer that's super easy and will keep everyone talking, this is it! Don't forget to try them out at your next fun evening and make sure to tag your pictures my_foodstory on Instagram. If you want to plan an entire menu for your party, check out my Party Appetizers board on Pinterest for more inspiration!
And yea, don't forget to make the mango mustard dipping sauce to go with it!
More Party Appetizers:
- Sticky Thai Meatballs
- Crunchy Korean Popcorn Chicken
- Mexican Corn Fritters
- Crispy Honey Chilli Potatoes
- Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich
Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Mustard Sauce
- 3 Chicken Breasts pounded to ½" thickness, cut into strips
For the Brine/Marinade
- 1 ½ cups Coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon Lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon Chili Flakes
- 1 teaspoon Salt
For the Coating
- 3 Eggs large
- 1 ½ cups Rice flour
- 3 cups Coconut unsweetened, shredded
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha
- ½ teaspoon Chili Flakes
- Salt to taste
- In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients mentioned under brine/marinade and add the chicken strips to it. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 200C/400F. Set a cooling rack on a baking sheet and spray or brush with oil.
- Now start by creating an assembly line of ingredients. You will need three wide mouthed bowls or plates for this. In the first bowl or plate place rice flour. In the second bowl season eggs with salt and whisk them with sriracha and 2 tablespoons water. And in the third place shredded coconut seasoned lightly with salt and chili flakes.
- Start by dipping each strip first in the flour, then egg, making sure to shake off any extra egg and finally crust it with the shredded coconut mixture. Place the strip on the greased cooling rack. Repeat this till all the strips have been coated.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes till cooked through, turning halfway through. Broil for the last 2-3 minutes till the tenders are golden brown.
- Serve these baked coconut chicken tenders with mango mustard dipping sauce.
Hey, Nice article But you didnot mention the mango curry custrad recipe .So please tell me in the comment box.
Murray Foster says
Hi I can't see the recipe for the mango mustard sauce
Hey! Here's the recipe for the mango mustard sauce: https://myfoodstory.com/blender-mango-mustard-dipping-sauce-product-review-recipe/
Hey, I made this today and turned out fine. But I had few issues-
1) the chicken pieces got stuck to the rack despite rubbing oil nicely.
2) the baking tray under the rack did not let the chicken brown and cook well. I removed the baking trays way and that’s when the chicken started cooking.
3) How do I make a veg option? Paneer might work but what is the substitute for egg in that case?
Hey! I'm sorry the chicken pieces got stuck - that shouldn't happen. was your oven preheated well? Also you can use paneer for the veg version. Use mayonnaise instead of egg
Halley Jacob says
How come i cant see the recipe?
I'm sorry about that. There was an error and we've fixed it now. You should be able to see the recipe now.
Pyuli Naithani says
I made this without the dip and used gluten free flour and it was amazing. This is my new favorite snack. And it's relatively healthy :O.
I can't post a photo on this comment but I have one, it has amazing colour.
Fantastic!! So glad you liked it Pyuli!
No recipe for the mango mustard dipping sauce on the coconut chicken tenders?
Here's the recipe for the mango mustard dipping sauce - https://myfoodstory.com/blender-mango-mustard-dipping-sauce-product-review-recipe/
It goes really well with the chicken tenders!
Mmm these look good!
I've got fresh coconut so it's quite wet, I was going to blitz it in the blender, do you think it'll work?
Fresh coconut will not work the same way as fried coconut. You'll need to pan or oven roast it before using it to get some of the excess moisture out.
These look delicious. Do you by any chance have the nutritional info for them?
Hey Chris, unfortunately I don't but I love using myfitnesspal.com to find out nutritional information for a recipe. It's really easy - all you need to do is add the link in the app/website and it'll pull out the info for you
Sonia Vien says
how do you make the dipping sauce?
Sonia here's the recipe: http://myfoodstory.com/blender-mango-mustard-dipping-sauce-product-review-recipe/
saskia marsh says
hi there, how is the heat with the chilli flakes? just thinking of my fussy kids! 2 and 5.
There is - a little bit. If they don't like spice at all, feel free to skip the chilli flakes.
No instructions for the sauce?!?
Hey Sarah, here are the instructions for the sauce: http://myfoodstory.com/blender-mango-mustard-dipping-sauce-product-review-recipe/
Have everything to make this except rice flour! Will regular flour due?
Absolutely! Regular flour will work just as well.
I made these tonight and let me tell you it did not turn out well. For one thing they did not Brown up AT ALL. The chicken was tuff and it will all be wasted. I swear that it had to be fried to get that color.
I'm sorry the recipe didn't work out for you. We've made this many times at home and they brown well every time. Maybe our ovens work slightly differently? I know every oven is different so you may need to adjust the temperatures or broil the top in the last 2-3 minutes? I'm happy to troubleshoot with you to make sure it tastes as good for you as it tasted for me
This was by far the worst meal I have made since my husband and I got married 8 years ago. It came out terrible.
Can I just use regular King Arthuer GF flour or is Rice Flour needed specifically?
Absolutely! Any GF flour will work. I hope you give it a try