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.
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19 Responses to Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce

  1. This looks so delicious and easy too!

  2. Shaz (Feedingmykidsbetter) says:

    Looks awesome.

  3. Jenny says:

    You always make the best meals! 🙂

  4. i love using coconut in dishes too! 😀

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

  6. This sounds delicious! I love new chicken recipes 🙂

  7. Ellie says:

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

  8. How do you do it?! You know exactly what is going to make me go crazy for it! 🙂

  9. One of our favorite meals! 🙂 Glad you liked it, too.

  10. Sara says:

    This looks wonderful, especially with the coconut rice!

  11. Yes, please! Looks delicious!

  12. Rita says:

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

  13. 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. 🙂

  14. Vickii says:

    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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  16. stacie says:

    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!

  17. Julie says:

    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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