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Coconut-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Mayo-Free Cilantro Lime Dip

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Coconut-crusted Chicken Tenders with Mayo-Free Cilantro Lime Dip is a kid-friendly, family friendly meal that is nutritious, flavorful and is put on the table in under 20 minutes.  Coconut-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Mayo-Free Cilantro Lime DipI am excited to share with you guys a recipe for Coconut-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Mayo-Free Cilantro Lime Dip from my friend Brenda from Sugar-Free Mom.  She has a new cookbook out Sugar-free Mom: Naturally Sweet and Sugar-free Recipes for the Whole Family that is packed with family friendly recipes that are easy to make and have no sugar in them.  I love the idea of using natural sweeteners in baking and recipes and Brenda really helps readers learn how to do that. Coconut-crusted chicken tenders Along with today’s recipe for Coconut-crusted Chicken Tenders some of her recipes I am drooling over include her Baked French Toast Sticks, Personalized Breakfast Pizzas and Mini Bacon Chicken Cheddar Quinoa Bites. I love how easy these Coconut-crusted Chicken Tenders are to make.  The coconut flour and unsweetened shredded coconut gives the chicken a sweet flavor that the kids will love. We made the mayo-free cilantro lime dip which is a nutritious dip for those that love dipping their tenders in something. Coconut Chicken Tenders I hope you guys will stop over and check out Brenda’s website and cookbook.  It would make a great holiday gift for those cooks in your life.

Coconut-crusted chicken tenders with mayo-free cilantro lime dip

Coconut-crusted chicken tenders with mayo-free cilantro lime dip

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Coconut-crusted Chicken Tenders with Mayo-Free Cilantro Lime Dip is a kid-friendly, family friendly meal that is nutritious, flavorful and is put on the table in under 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 egg whites
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 lb. chicken tenderloins
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil

For the Cilantro Lime Dip:

  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure stevia extract or 1/2 teaspoon lemon liquid stevia
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Whisk coconut flour with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl and set aside. Beat egg whites with lime juice until frothy.
  2. Mix shredded coconut with fresh cilantro in a shallow bowl. Dredge tenders first in coconut flour mixture, then in egg whites, then in shredded coconut. Be sure to coat both sides. Continue until all tenders are coated.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook tenders, 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. For Cilantro Lime Dip:
  5. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Permission to use this recipe from the cookbook Sugar-free Mom  Enjoy! Julia

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Josie

Monday 6th of April 2015

Love the idea of coconut crusted chicken tenders! A tropical, delicious twist :) Excited to try them!

Julia

Monday 6th of April 2015

Thanks Josie! They are tasty and so simple to make. Hope you like them!

Carol at Wild Goose Tea

Monday 22nd of December 2014

These are special. I love coconut and the dipping sauce puts this right over the top. Well done my little Xmas Elf!

Julia

Saturday 27th of December 2014

Thanks Carol! The dipping sauce is great!

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