Coconut Chicken


I found a great recipe for Coconut Chicken that I wanted to share with everyone today. Its really easy and yummy and was a hit with everyone. I served it with sweet potatoes and corn on the cob, but it goes with just about anything. Ready?


  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup dry plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (can substitute olive oil)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Optional: tin foil


STEP 1: Season chicken with salt & pepper to taste.

STEP 2: In plate mix breadcrumbs and coconut together, and roll chicken thighs in breadcrumb mixture 1 at a time to coat well.

STEP 3: Place coated chicken in lightly sprayed baking dish and drizzle lightly with butter or olive oil.

STEP 4: Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes until chicken is done.

Serve with baked potato and your favorite veggie!

TIP: Place foil over the chicken for the first half of baking just to keep the coconut from browning too much.



  • MrsKTurner April 15, 2011 at 5:14 am

    This meal was a huge hit at our house last night! My daughter ask every day, " Are we eating something from the homeschool mom tonight?"

  • Confessions Of A Homeschooler April 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    LOL! That's awesome!

  • Christine January 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Erica, is this recipe meant for skin on?

  • Jane May 5, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Great recipe!!! My family loved it. To answer the previous comment, definitely better without skin. I tried it both ways since my husband tends to prefer chicken thighs with skin and it just didn’t work. Thanks for sharing. I’m already thinking about the next time I can work it into our meal schedule.

  • Carla August 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    This dish was a HIT with my family tonight! Everybody loved it including all 3 of my kids! I added a little bit if Ideal (xylitol) to the mixture for sweetness & also a little bit of chili powder for a kick. It was SO good! Thank you for sharing this!


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