Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce

Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce is sure to become a favorite at your house. Chicken breasts are rolled in coconut, baked and served with a delicious apricot sauce. Not only is this chicken taste absolutly incredible, it is also super quick and easy to make. Serve this chicken on a bed of coconut rice and you have one meal you family will beg you to make again and again.

Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce

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Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg and set aside.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine the coconut, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.
  4. Working with one chicken breast at a time, dip the chicken in the egg mixture and then coat the coconut mixture. Place on the baking sheet.  Once all chicken breasts are coated and on the baking sheet, evenly drizzle with the melted butter. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, flipping once halfway.
  5. To make the apricot sauce, in a small bowl, combine the apricot preserves and the Dijon mustard. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Source: Pennies on a Platter

19 Responses to “Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce”

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — April 17, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    This looks so delicious and easy too!

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    Shaz (Feedingmykidsbetter) — April 17, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    Looks awesome.

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    Jenny — April 17, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    You always make the best meals! :)

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — April 17, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    i love using coconut in dishes too! :D

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — April 17, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    What a great meal. I’m always looking for new ways to use chicken because we love it so much.

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    Baking Serendipity — April 17, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love new chicken recipes :)

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    Ellie — April 17, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    this sounds and looks amazing! I love apricot preserves, it’s one of my favorites :D

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    katshealthcorner — April 17, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    How do you do it?! You know exactly what is going to make me go crazy for it! :)

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    Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) — April 17, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    One of our favorite meals! :) Glad you liked it, too.

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    Sara — April 18, 2011 @ 12:31 am

    This looks wonderful, especially with the coconut rice!

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    Kristen@PrettySweet — April 18, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Yes, please! Looks delicious!

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    Rita — April 18, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    I’d love to have some immediately! Hubs loves coconut and he would die for this chicken! :)

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    Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking — April 18, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

    oooh.. this looks so good. I love coconut chicken, it reminds me of Indian food. I would never have thought of adding apricot sauce to it… sounds so interesting. :-)

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    Vickii — April 19, 2011 @ 6:57 am

    I love coconut on anything so this instantly caught my eye! It looks amazing and I can’t wait to try the recipe!

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    stacie — January 15, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    This chicken is FABULOUS and even better because its baked!!!!! Mine didn’t look nearly as pretty as yours did in the photo, but it was so incredibly tasty!

    • Christina replied: — January 18th, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

      Stacie,
      Isn’t this chicken dish super easy and tasty? I just love the coconut crust! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed it too! :)

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    Julie — February 15, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    I loved this dish!! It was super easy to make. One change that I had was that I used coarse dijon mustard, but it turned out great!! Will be making this one again!

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