Crispy Fried Coconut Chicken Tenders
Juiciest and slightly sweet tenderloins. Voted best chicken dish in our house! This chicken will be perfectly tender, not greasy, and the best chicken you'll ever eat.
You can use boneless chicken breasts cut into 2- to 3-inch strips instead of tenderloins, and milk instead of heavy cream. You may use vegetable oil instead of coconut oil, however, you will sacrifice the light flavor of the coconut oil.
If you don't have a food processor, chop coconut with a knife.
You can also transfer the fried chicken to an air fryer set to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) to keep warm while frying the remaining chicken. I have also started out in the air fryer set to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), 6 minutes on each side, and transferring to oil to brown and crisp. Both turned out well.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.