Gluten-Free Crunchy Coconut Chicken Bites
Gluten-free crunchy coconut chicken nuggets are scrumptious bites from tropical heaven. Baked, not fried, mimics the texture and flavor of being a perfectly fried bite of yumminess.
Appetizer, Main Course
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Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free
Honey Nut Chex cereal
It is a gluten-free cereal
of sweetened shredded coconut
boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1x1-inch pieces
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
Crush Honey Nut Chex cereal in a food processor. If you do not have a food processor, you can easily crush the cereal by placing in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
Add the crushed cereal and coconut to a large plastic storage bag. (Think Shake and Bake)
Cut your chicken into nugget sized pieces. I find it easiest to cut the breasts in half and then cut the halves in half again. Then cut the quarter chicken breast pieces into nugget sized pieces.
Put chicken into a bowl of mayonnaise and stir to coat the chicken evenly with mayonnaise.
Place the mayonnaise-covered chicken pieces in the plastic storage bag of cereal and coconut mixture. Turn the plastic storage bag over and over until the chicken pieces are coated evenly.
Place chicken on a large greased baking sheet.
Bake for 18-20 to minutes; until the coating is light golden brown. All ovens are different, so please watch the chicken towards the end so the coconut does not burn.
Serve with melted orange marmalade.
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