Coconut Chicken

Let’s be honest: Dinner can be difficult.

Family, kids, activities, work, working late, self-care, balance – mixing any or all of those things is a challenge! Sometimes at the end of the day, the last thing you want to think about is taking out a ton of ingredients and creating dishes for yourself later that evening!

It can be stressful and it can take a long time.

But the secret to a great dinner is to use store-bought ingredients, spice them up and then cook – but don’t let it take too long! You see, dinner is more about getting food on the table than what the food is. No, I don’t suggest just ordering take out every night and I hope my recipes help you focus on what’s important – good food with good people.


Coconut Chicken Dinner


I recently made this on IGTV as one of my #SundayFundaywithFriends dinner recipes!

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Coconut Chicken

  • Author: Abby
  • Total Time: 12 Minutes


  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • oil for frying 
  • Salt for garnishing


  1. First, get out three wide, shallow bowls. 
  2. In the first bowl put flour. 
  3. In a second bowl, whisk the eggs together.
  4. And fill a third bowl with coconut flakes and sugar.
  5. Toss chicken tenders first in the flour, then in the egg wash, followed by the coconut flakes.  (I like to dip mine in the egg first and then flour and then egg again and then the coconut, but either way works!)
  6. Be sure to coat each chicken tender thoroughly with each step.
  7. Salt both sides of chicken breast.
  8. For frying fill a large skillet with 1 inch of oil. Bring to temperature over medium heat.
  9. Use tongs to transfer chicken tenders into the oil (do not crowd the pan, fry in batches if you need to). 
  10. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then turn chicken tenders over and cook another 3-4 minutes until golden brown and chicken is cooked through.
  11. Repeat with remaining chicken tenders as needed. 
  12. Garnish with sea salt flakes if desired and serve warm with a sweet marmalade or honey. 
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes

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Now I want to hear from you: What do you find is the biggest challenge when it comes to making dinner? Let’s encourage each other in the comments to keep it simple and joyful!

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I’m Abby, and I’m all about setting the table every day and making a simple dinner with easy recipes to enjoy with friends. The inspiration you’ll find here are simple and meant to encourage you to declutter your table and invite friends over! I spend my days working as a marketer for a retail company and dreaming of dinner time. I really hope that through A Table Top Affair you will find a newfound love for your kitchen and that relationships would be formed around your table.

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