Coconut and lime go so well together!
These are one of my homemade takes on chicken nuggets. Fast food Friday is a challenge the boys set to make healthier, non processed fast food to start the weekend off.
When I say use only one hand to coat the strips I really do mean it, I can guarantee the phone will go or the door bell as soon as both hands are covered in crumbs!
1.2kg chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
zest of 3 limes
250g unsweetened desiccated coconut
a pinch of chipotle chilli powder
salt and pepper
150g rice flour
3 eggs, beaten
Process the lime zest, coconut, chipotle chilli, salt and pepper to make a light crumb.
Measure the crumb, eggs and rice flour into separate bowls.
Using one hand, dip each strip into the rice flour, followed by the egg and finishing with the coconut, set aside until finished.
If baking, preheat the oven to 190 degrees Centigrade. Bake the strips for 25-30 minutes until golden.
If deep frying, heat the oil until a sprinkle of coconut sizzles, deep fry in batches until golden brown.