Coconut Chicken with Apricot Ginger Dipping Sauce Recipe -
Coconut Chicken with Apricot Ginger Dipping Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Coconut Chicken with Apricot Ginger Dipping Sauce

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"Coated in a peanut sauce, dipped into coconut/panko breading, and cooked until golden brown, these crispy chicken tenders are served with an apricot-ginger dipping sauce."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Combine seasoned salt, five spice powder, peanut butter and milk in a shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs and coconut in another shallow bowl. Coat chicken in peanut butter mixture, dip into breading mixture. Pat to coat well.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken tenders slowly to achieve even browning, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add more oil as needed.
  3. Combine preserves, soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil and gingerroot in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 seconds or until warmed through; stir. Serve warm with chicken as a dipping sauce.
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Oct 20, 2009

made this tonight for my family of 4 was very good.i marinaded the chicken in the peanut sauce for about 1 hour in the fridge then breaded and fried them. did not have apricot jam for the dip... so i used marmelade instead and still turned out great.

Oct 26, 2009

Pretty good recipe. Don't microwave the sauce, rather heat it in a skillet.


6 Ratings

Nov 09, 2009

This was not cheap to make the Chinese spice was $3 alone. The peanutbutter sauce is VERY bitter and salty.

Oct 03, 2013

This is a favorite in our house. I bake the chicken at 350 for 15-20 minutes rather than frying it. I always steam carrots to go with it because the sauce goes very well with them also.

Apr 15, 2014

To my surprise, we thoroughly enjoyed this. I tasted the peanut sauce coating and thought OMG it has too much seasoned salt, but you know didn't. I wish there'd been more of a coconut flavor in the chicken, so I'll probably add more to the breading mixture in the future. We were not disappointed in any way with this recipe, and I will make it again. I don't fry often, but felt this one was worth the indulgence. Very easy recipe to prepare with nice presentation...and let's not forget TASTE.


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  • Calories
  • 623 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64.5 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 32.7 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 25.6 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 899 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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