Paleo Coconut Chicken Breast


This coconut chicken has a great flavor and is paleo-friendly. When you want something different with a little texture.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ¾ cup coconut milk

  • 1 egg

  • 6 ounces unsweetened flaked coconut, or more as needed

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ¼ cup butter


  1. Beat coconut milk and egg together in a bowl until smooth. Spread coconut flakes into a separate shallow bowl.

  2. Place chicken between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to 1/2-inch thick.

  3. Dip chicken into the beaten egg mixture and immediately press into coconut flakes to coat. Gently toss between your hands so any flakes that haven't stuck can fall away. Place chicken onto a plate while coating the rest; do not stack.

  4. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Fry chicken in melted butter until lightly browned and crispy on the outside, chicken is no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear, about 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Cook's Note:

Use grain-fed butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

768 Calories
56g Fat
12g Carbs
56g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 768
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 42g 210%
Cholesterol 215mg 72%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 56g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 764mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.