Coconut chicken tenders on a baking sheet, with a side of honey mustard dipping sauce.
Coconut Chicken Tenders
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Tender chicken tenders, covered in sweet coconut, and baked to a crips.  Add honey mustard dipping sauce to these Coconut Chicken Tenders, and a squeeze of lime for a bite of the islands in a 30 minute dinner.

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut chicken, coconut chicken strips, coconut chicken tenders
Servings: 4
Calories: 448 kcal
Author: Kadee
Coconut Chicken Tenders
Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce
Coconut Chicken Tenders
  1. Season tenders with salt and pepper.

  2. In a shallow bowl place coconut flour.

  3. In a second shallow bowl place slightly beaten eggs

  4. In a third shallow bowl place shredded coconut, paprika, and dried cilantro.  Stir to combine.

  5. Skewer each tender and then coat in coconut flour.

  6. Dip in egg, so entire tender is coated with egg.

  7. Cover completely with coconut mixture.

  8. Transfer to a wire baking rack.

  9. If cooking in the air fryer - bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, until golden, and internal temperature is 165 degrees.

  10. If cooking in oven - transfer baking rack to a sheet pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and internet temperature is 165 degrees.

  11. Serve hot with lime wedges and honey mustard dipping sauce.

Creamy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
  1. Combine mayo, honey, and mustard in a small bowl.  

  2. Stir until will combined.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional info does not reflect dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving (2 tenders)
Calories 448 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 818mg36%
Potassium 601mg17%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1095IU22%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.