Chicken is marinated in coconut milk and then breaded in shredded coconut and breadcrumbs with a dash of ginger and then baked.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the chicken in a large bowl. Pour enough of the coconut milk over the chicken to completely cover; refrigerate 3 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Combine the breadcrumbs, gingersnap cookies, and coconut in a bowl. Dip each chicken piece in the beaten egg and then cover with the breadcrumb mixture. Arrange coated chicken pieces in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. Scatter the butter pieces over the chicken. Pour enough coconut milk into the dish to cover the bottom of the dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; 24.8 g total fat; 101 mg cholesterol; 216 mg sodium. 20.8 g carbohydrates; 28.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
WE LOVED THIS RECIPE! Salt would make this recipe perfect (but lack of salt isn't enough to demote it to 4 stars). Salt helps to compliment the sweetness. Salt your chicken before marinating in the coconut milk. Add a little salt to the breadcrumb mixture. The ginger snaps add a wonderful flavor and this recipe would be lacking without them (since the ginger snaps have a nice spiced and sweet flavor). THe baking method is great just coat the pan with coconut milk (don't drench the chicken) and it will be perfect. Don't forget the pats of butter ontop of the chicken while cooking:). We loved this N R recipe...do try! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2008
This was creative unusual fun to make but in the end it wasn't my favorite. I think the basic idea of coconut and ginger is great but this was much too sweet for my family's taste. I used unsweetened coconut but the gingersnaps is where all the sugar came from. I will try this recipe again without the cookies and add a little gorund ginger to the breading mix. Read More
(35)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
WE LOVED THIS RECIPE! Salt would make this recipe perfect (but lack of salt isn't enough to demote it to 4 stars). Salt helps to compliment the sweetness. Salt your chicken before marinating in the coconut milk. Add a little salt to the breadcrumb mixture. The ginger snaps add a wonderful flavor and this recipe would be lacking without them (since the ginger snaps have a nice spiced and sweet flavor). THe baking method is great just coat the pan with coconut milk (don't drench the chicken) and it will be perfect. Don't forget the pats of butter ontop of the chicken while cooking:). We loved this N R recipe...do try! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
WE LOVED THIS RECIPE! Salt would make this recipe perfect (but lack of salt isn't enough to demote it to 4 stars). Salt helps to compliment the sweetness. Salt your chicken before marinating in the coconut milk. Add a little salt to the breadcrumb mixture. The ginger snaps add a wonderful flavor and this recipe would be lacking without them (since the ginger snaps have a nice spiced and sweet flavor). THe baking method is great just coat the pan with coconut milk (don't drench the chicken) and it will be perfect. Don't forget the pats of butter ontop of the chicken while cooking:). We loved this N R recipe...do try! Read More
(39)
Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2008
This was creative unusual fun to make but in the end it wasn't my favorite. I think the basic idea of coconut and ginger is great but this was much too sweet for my family's taste. I used unsweetened coconut but the gingersnaps is where all the sugar came from. I will try this recipe again without the cookies and add a little gorund ginger to the breading mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
This was a great recipe. I added a little salt and cayenne to it for a kick. So tasty! I also marinated my chicken overnight made it super moist and tender. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2008
We thought this was really good. After Hubby wrapped his head around the idea that it was chicken AND coconut together in the same recipe he thought it was really good and ate two pieces. The only change I made was salting the chicken before marinating it in the coconut milk. This is a good recipe if you are looking for a "different" way to have chicken! N R Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
didn't have the cookies so i added nutmeg and cinnimon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
This was fast easy and tasty. Be sure to just barely coat the bottom of the baking dish with the coconut milk otherwise it will make the bread crumbs very soggy. I substituted light coconut milk to cut down on the fat without impairing the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2011
Mmmmm! I love coconut but hate any kind of spiced cookies so I just added some ginger to the bread crumb mixture as another review mentioned (and salt as suggested). Because of my love for coconut I also added a drop of coconut extract and a little left over coconut milk to the egg. Wasnt too coconut-ie just right:) I also used 3 chicken breast since I didnt have tenders and baked at 350 for 1hr (just because thats how I always bake chicken breast) mine was not soggy at all. I only added enough milk to coat the bottom of the pan so idk why everyone is getting soggy bottoms. My husband loved it too! We will have it again:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2008
delicious. I salted my chicken before. don't forget to use the hard type of ginger snaps...no soft ginger cookies. So good. The bad thing about sweet dishes or salty dishes everyone has different tastes...this was to our liking very much! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2008
The recipe was easy to make but not a family favorite. Made it for the coconut lovers when the coconut haters were out of town. Did not have the gingersnaps so I crushed some graham crackers and added a little ginger to the mix. We thought this was a little sweet for a main dish. It was ok just not great. N R Read More
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