Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers

Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers that come out perfectly crispy with sweet coconut flavor. Ready in less than 30 minutes from start to finish!

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 Just five days until my cookbook is released! I couldn't be more excited to share this book with you. It is packed with so many delicious recipes that I know you will absolutely love.

Today I wanted to give you a little sneak peek from the cookbook and share on of my favorite recipes - Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers!  

My kids are obsessed with these chicken fingers and would happily eat them every night of the week. As a Mom, I love them because they are quick and easy to make, so much healthier than traditional chicken fingers, and the coconut adds something special that makes them a favorite for adults as well. In fact, we may love these just as much as the kids!

Crispy coconut chicken fingers on a plate with crispy coconut breading and chicken breast.

What Makes This Cookbook Special

In addition to all the tasty recipes in this cookbook, I wanted to share a little more about all the unique features that make this cookbook different than the rest. I truly wanted this to be something that makes your life easier and makes eating healthy stress-free.

That means that in addition to the 75 amazing recipes, the book also includes:

  • Four weeks of complete meal plans, including a brand new digital companion so you can automatically adjust the recipes, quantities, and shopping list to suit your family size and needs. This means you can make this work for any family size or needs with just a few clicks. Then print out your meal plans or use it on your phone, computer, or tablet.  No need to adjust recipes on your own.
  • Bonus tips, ideas, and recipe twists with every single recipe! Every recipe in this book includes tips and ideas to make the recipes as useful as possible. This includes extras like Leftover Love, Tips for Picky Eaters,  Shortcuts,  Customization Ideas, and more (see the sample recipe below for an example).
  • Easy system for adjusting the meal plans. If you decide not to use the digital companion, we also include an easy, intuitive system for adjusting the meal plans and shopping lists. This idea came from our readers who wanted an easy way to match the recipes to the ingredients in the shopping list. Every recipe has a letter and that letter matches all the ingredients in the shopping list. 
  • WW Points in all colors and nutritional info are included on our website for every single recipe to make this work for any diet or needs.
  • Each recipe includes ideas for side dishes so that you don't have to worry about how to make the recipe a complete meal! We've got you covered.
  • Weekly game plans with meal prep ideas and tips for how to make cooking a breeze. These guides even remind you when to take your proteins out of the freezer so they are ready for cooking! No details are overlooked. 

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Cookbook preview with recipes, meal plans, and more.

Here's an example of what the recipes look like in the book. On the next page, you would find the recipe for the amazing Mandarin Green Beans that I love to serve with these tenders. 

Coconut chicken fingers cookbook page with recipe, crispy chicken, and tips.

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The Recipe
Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers

Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers

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  • 1.33 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into 16 strips)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten

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Preheat the oven t0 400 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.


Season the chicken with salt and pepper. On a plate, mix together the panko breadcrumbs, coconut, brown sugar, and garlic powder. Place the eggs in a shallow dish next to the plate of breadcrumbs. Dip each chicken strip into the eggs and let the excess drip off. Then dredge the chicken strip in the coconut breadcrumbs. Place each chicken strip on the prepared baking sheet.


Spray the top of the chicken strips with cooking spray. Bake the chicken strips for 7-8 minutes per side until they are light brown and their internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 4 chicken strips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314
Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 167mg
Sodium 106mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 37g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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About the authorMeet Kristen McCaffrey
Hi, I’m the cookbook author, recipe developer, and food enthusiast behind Slender Kitchen. I am obsessed with making healthy food that is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Meal planning is my secret weapon and I hope I can make meal time easier for you with our tried and tested recipes and foolproof meal plans. Learn More
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August 20, 2020 - 10:05
This seems like a great recipe but I have celiac. could I use coconut flour or almond meal in place of the breadcrumbs?
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