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Coconut chicken tenders on a baking sheet, with a side of honey mustard dipping sauce.
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Coconut Chicken Tenders

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 448kcal


Coconut Chicken Tenders

Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce


Coconut Chicken Tenders

  • Season tenders with salt and pepper.
  • In a shallow bowl place coconut flour.
  • In a second shallow bowl place slightly beaten eggs
  • In a third shallow bowl place shredded coconut, paprika, and dried cilantro.  Stir to combine.
  • Skewer each tender and then coat in coconut flour.
  • Dip in egg, so entire tender is coated with egg.
  • Cover completely with coconut mixture.
  • Transfer to a wire baking rack.
  • If cooking in the air fryer - bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, until golden, and internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Serve hot with lime wedges and honey mustard dipping sauce.

Creamy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • Combine mayo, honey, and mustard in a small bowl.  
  • Stir until will combined.


Nutritional info does not reflect dipping sauce.


Serving: 2tenders | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3.1mg