found this lovely little recipe from the savory sweet life on pinterest. it is pretty yummy. I halved the recipe since 1 lb of chicken is plenty for us. will definitely be making it again.
coconut chicken tenders with honey marmalade dipping sauce from the savory sweet life
2 lbs of chicken tenders
1 1/2 cups of panko bread crumbs (can be found in the Asian aisle of grocery stores)
1 cup of shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 can of condensed milk
1/2 cup of orange juice
salt and pepper to taste
Peanut Oil for frying (I used canola)
In a medium bowl, mix orange juice, condensed milk, and a beaten egg until your “wet” mixture is well incorporated. In another bowl, mix coconut and panko crumbs.
Heat peanut oil in a medium pan or skillet on medium-high heat. Fill pan to about 1/2″ of oil. Dip and fully coat each tender in the egg mixture first and then the panko/coconut mix.
Fry each tender for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Serve with Honey Marmalade dipping sauce.
Honey Marmalade Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 of marmalade
In a small bowl, add honey and marmalade. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir everything until well mixed and serve with coconut chicken tenders.