Marzetti® Coconut Breaded Chicken with Crunchy Fruit Sauce Recipe -
Marzetti(R) Coconut Breaded Chicken with Crunchy Fruit Sauce Recipe

Marzetti® Coconut Breaded Chicken with Crunchy Fruit Sauce

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"Chicken breast strips are bathed in creamy Marzetti® Slaw Dressing, then breaded with a unique flaked coconut breading, baked, and served with a tantalizing sauce starring apricot preserves, dressing, cucumbers, and pecans."

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Original recipe makes 4 - 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Sauce: Mix together 2/3 cup Marzetti® Slaw Dressing, apricot preserves, chopped pecans and chopped cucumber; set aside.
  3. Mix the bread crumbs and flaked coconut together. Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces. Spoon remaining slaw dressing over each piece, and roll the pieces in the bread crumb/coconut mixture.
  4. Place on cookie sheet and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve chicken with sauce on the side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 24, 2005

Fabulous! My only suggestion would be that I had a LOT of bread mixture left over and alos a ton of sauce for the amount of chicken. I definitely could have breaded and cooked up twice as much. This would make a great appetizer as well and was even good cold. I loved the fruity-nutty combination. I love different and delicious and this definitely fit the bill! A keeper. Thank you for the entry!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 01, 2006

this is ok... but the title should noth say coconut first... for a really good coconut chicken, type in coconut chicken and find the one that kraft has on here .. it is excellent if soaked in ceam of coconut before cooking... that recipe with this crunchy fruit sauce would be excellent!!!!


54 Ratings

Oct 25, 2005

A great recipe. Yummy!!! I had some orange marmalade on hand and used it instead of the apricot and it was delicious. The sauce was a bit to sweet for me, that's the only reason for the 4 stars.

May 06, 2005

This is very good. Easy to prepare and the sauce is great. I plan to make the sauce and use it with a coconut shrimp recipe I got from this site. A keeper for sure.

May 15, 2006

this was very good and easy to make. instead of the coleslaw dressing, i used fat free honey dijon salad dressing. I also used some chopped pecans in the coconut/bread crumb mixture.

Nov 18, 2009

This is so good!!! I made mine with chicken tenders and I used Panko bread crumbs. The sauce makes alot, I will cut down the recipe for it next time. The sauce does compliment the chicken very well though!!

Oct 18, 2005

This was awesome! I used the Light Marzetti Slaw Dressing, which worked really well with this recipe.

Jul 28, 2006

I took the advice of another reviewer and added garlic powder, onion powder and ginger to the breadcrumbs. I also added salt, pepper and cayenne to give it a kick. I will make this one again.


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  • Calories
  • 745 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 48.7 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 1034 mg
  • 41%

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

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