Coconut Shake and Bake with Mint Dipping Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Mint Dipping Sauce

1 large bunch fresh mint, leaves picked

1 teaspoon sugar

Salt, to taste

1 cup coconut milk

Zest and juice of 1 lime

Coconut Shake and Bake

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, optional

3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs or coarse bread crumbs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. For the mint dipping sauce: Place the mint leaves, sugar, salt, coconut milk, lime zest, and lime juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place in refrigerator. For the coconut shake and bake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Put the chicken in a bowl, drizzle with vegetable oil and toss to coat. Season the chicken with garlic powder and cayenne pepper, if using. Toss to coat evenly. Put the shredded coconut and panko bread crumbs in a resealable bag. In batches, add the chicken pieces to the bag. Close the bag and shake to distribute the coconut and panko bread crumbs evenly. Remove the chicken pieces from the bag and place on the prepared baking tray. Repeat the coating process in batches with the remaining chicken. Bake the chicken in the oven until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, approximately 45 minutes. Serve with the Mint Dipping Sauce.

Fudge Factor

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.