[This post was made with the help of products provided by Bob's Red Mill. Thank you so much for keeping The Kitcheneer in the kitchen!]
I am over the moon for coconut…anything.
Ever since I made this Crispy Coconut Chicken, I have been dying to share it with all of you. It’s that good.
In fact, ever since I began my healthy eating journey I have discovered a new love for all things coconut. Coconut water, coconut milk, coconut shrimp, coconut oil… just call me Bubba 😉
I mean the amount of coconut based product I go through in a week is ridiculous. I am also clinging on to what is left of summer and wanted to continue on with keeping it alive with this dish. Which I plan to continue making long into Fall/Winter. Which I am BEYOND excited about. I love summer but fall is my first love <3 Bring on the PSLs and Gilmore Girl binge watching.
What I really love about this Crispy Coconut Chicken paired with Cilantro Lime “Rice” is how low key it is to make. Which makes it absolutely PERFECT for those nights when you just don’t have time for ANYTHING. I.e. most nights.
Super quick and simple, but so flavorful and a nice switch up from boring plain grilled/baked chicken.
The “rice” comes together very quickly. Especially if you pick up a bag of cauliflower crumbles. Whoever decided to sell riced cauliflower…I love you.
Both main and side can be made simultaneously.
And if you love Chipotle’s rice, then you will love this! It’s fluffy, savory, tangy, and also cooked in coconut oil. More coconut please!
As for the chicken, it is breaded with almond flour and coconut shreds. I love adding coconut shreds to my breading as it provides that crunchy texture you are looking for.
Make.This.Now. Not later, NOW.
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Crispy Coconut Chicken with Cilantro Lime "Rice"
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
CRISPY COCONUT CHICKEN
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast , cut into thin strips
2 eggs, beaten Egg
⅓ cup Bob's Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour
⅓ cup unsweetened coconut flour
4 tbs coconut oil
CAULIFLOWER LIME RICE
1 Bag of riced cauliflower or 1 head of cauliflower,riced
Juice from 1-2 limes
Pinch Salt to Taste
Pinch of Black Pepper to Taste
2 tbs coconut oil
¼ cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
FOR THE CHICKEN
Prepare the chicken by dabbing excess moisture off with paper towels
Pound chicken into even thickness,roughly 1”, and season with salt and pepper
Mix the almond flour and coconut shreds; in a separate bowl mix eggs with 1 tbs of water
Dip chicken into the egg mixture then into the almond flour mixture
Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on medium to medium high
Add chicken and saute for 3-5 minutes per side or until cooked through (165 degrees)
FOR THE "RICE"
While the chicken is sauteing, Heat coconut oil in a medium sauce pan on medium heat
Add the cauliflower and stir
Add lime juice, zest, salt and pepper
Stir together and let cook until it appears to have a fluffy consistency (about 8 minutes)
Take off heat and stir in cilantro
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 468
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 600mg
- Fat: 24g
- Carbohydrates: 14g
- Protein: 43g
This looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it. Has anyone tried baking instead of frying-just curious.
I personally haven't tried baking this recipe. But if you try it that way let me know! If you do bake it, it may not have the "crispy" look to it though.
Hi, I see almond flour and coconut flour listed as ingredients. Is the coconut flour intended to be shredded coconut or actual coconut flour?? Recipe sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it!
Yes I used 2 different flours here as the coconut flour tends to be very fibrous and absorbs a lot of the liquids (oil and egg) in the cooking process. Thus, I balanced it out with the almond flour. Hope that makes sense and that you love these as much as we do!
I'm not seeing the amount needed, or ratio, of almond flour and coconut. Am I overlooking it?
Hi Brittany, The two different flours and amounts are listed in the ingredient list above. Let me know if you are still having issues. 🙂
Sue Miller says
Hi, I'm not seeing an ingredients list. Just the steps.
Hi Sue! There is a drop down list of ingredients at the top of the page! 🙂
Can I substitute for coconut flour? Its all I have in the pantry right now.
Yes! Coconut flour would be great here! 😄