Recipe: Coconut Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Aioli

Coconut Chicken Tenders with Pineapple AioliA while back I posted about a fabulous dinner we had at a local burger place, and how their sweet poTOToes with pineapple aioli (dipping sauce) were amazing. Well, since then I’ve craved them non-stop and though I haven’t tried making the sweet poTOToes yet, I did decide to make a dinner around the aioli. Here’s what I made, and it was amazing!!

Coconut Chicken Tenders & Pineapple Aioli

Coconut Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Aioli
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Coconut Chicken Tenders
  1. - 3 lb chicken tenders
  2. - 1 egg
  3. - 1 teaspoon heavy cream
  4. - 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  5. - 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  6. - 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  7. - 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  8. - 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  9. - 1/4 teaspoon all spice
Pineapple Aioli
  1. - 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  2. - 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  3. - 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
For the chicken tenders
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine egg and heavy cream in a bowl and whisk.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, coconut, garlic salt, parsley, paprika and all spice.
  4. One at a time, dip chicken strips into egg, letting any excess drip back into bowl. Dredge in bread crumb mixture, coating generously and pressing to adhere.
  5. Arrange on greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden, crispy and no longer pink inside.
For the aioli
  1. Combine mayonnaise, pineapple juice, and crushed pineapple in bowl. Whisk until mixed. Serve with chicken tenders.
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  1. shelly peterson says

    These chicken tenders look amazing, I love coconut and would never have thought to use it to coat chicken. The kids would enjoy this for sure .

  2. Julie Wood says

    I have some chicken tenders and I am going to make this delicious Coconut Tenders! It sounds so delicious and the sauce sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. will absoloutely try this. We love these types of recipes . Great for lunch or small snack

  4. Looks really good, Alesha. My favorite part is that you built dinner around a condiment. Totally something I would do! Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo!

  5. I just love coconut shrimp so I am pretty sure chicken is going to be amazing, too! Thanks for sharing with us at The Yuck Stops Here. I sure hope to see you again this week!

  6. Dropping by to let you know that I have featured this as one of my favorites on TYSH recipe link party this week! Come by and pick up your “I’ve Been Featured” button anytime. HUGS & CONGRATS

  7. Looks so yummy! I love coconut and can’t wait to try this recipe

  8. ellen beck says

    I had no clue what the dipping auce was called. Aioli … a new word and I know it is deliicious because I have had that and the pina cilada stle and loved it. I am bookmarking this, I know it has to be delicious!

  9. Brenda Haines says

    I could use gluten free bread crumbs and my mom could enjoy this with her grandson 🙂 Yum!

  10. I haven’t made chicken tenders with sweetened coconut in a while, and I love it, but this pineapple aioli puts it over the top – I’m so psyched to make both – yum!!!

  11. These sound great! I love all the flavors going on in this recipe!

  12. Rebecca Kellerman says

    I will make this. Thanks for sharing! I’m a big fan of coconut chicken tenders. They have a brand they sell at Trader Joes, so to make them from scratch is exciting.

  13. This is a great recipe. I’ve never tried coconut and chicken together, but it looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to share it with my Mom.

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