Melissa's Cuisine: Double Coconut Fried Chicken

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Double Coconut Fried Chicken

It's the 7th of the month (already!) and that means it's time to reveal my recipe for July's Crazy Cooking Challenge.  This month's theme was fried chicken.  I'll admit--it's not something we usually eat in our house.  It was fun to search other blogs for a delicious fried chicken recipe.
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I found a few that looked delicious, but didn't seem too special.  And I wanted something really unique.  When I came upon a recipe for Coconut Fried Chicken at Jan's Sushi Bar, I thought it would be perfect!  I took it one step further and fried the chicken in coconut oil.  Do you know how good coconut oil is for you?  The health benefits and uses are incredible!   

This chicken was delicious!  The coconut flavor really shined and the chicken was incredibly juicy. I would recommend using unsweetened coconut (that the recipe called for) instead of sweetened.  I only had sweetened in the house and I think the sugar caused it to blacken.  The flavor was still delicious!

Double Coconut Fried Chicken

Serves 6

You will need:

12 chicken drumsticks, skins removed
2 large eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut oil

1.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, water, and spices.  Whisk until well blended.

2.  In a shallow pan, mix together the flour, coconut, and salt.

3.  Heat the coconut oil in a large, heavy skilled over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees.  

4.  Working in small batches, dip the chicken drumsticks into the egg mixture, then transfer to the coconut mixture.

5.  Coat each strip lightly but evenly with the coconut mixture, using your hands to help the coconut adhere to the chicken if necessary.

6.  Place drumsticks in the skillet and fry until brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes.

7.  Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

8.  Continue dipping and frying until all the chicken drumsticks are cooked.

Source: Jan's Sushi Bar

19 comments:

  1. I've heard of coconut seafood but never chicken - this sounds great!

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  2. I love coconut - I am sure these must have tasted great - I am CCC#21 - Mireille

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  3. I adore coconut coatings on food and this is perfect for my daughter's allergies, I'm saving this recipe.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry Copycat "KFC" Original Recipe Fried Chicken

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  4. Oh yum! I love the coconut! What a different and delicious way to fry chicken!

    #46

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  5. How unique! Never would have thought to use shredded coconut in the breading! & coconut oil! Love it!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Jaime
    #23

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  6. Great Original Fried Chicken Pick!

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  7. I'd love to try chicken with coconut. I love both!

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  8. I think the coconut is so unique. Great post!

    #19

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  9. Oh I love coconut chicken and this recipe sounds divine! Stopping by from the CCC #26.

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  10. I have never had coconut chicken before. Sounds delicious!

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  11. Wow that is really different! I LOVE different!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Great idea to fry in coconut oil! And what a unique and yummy version of fried chicken :)

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  13. Thanks for stopping by! Your chicken looks delicious! I like coconut and never thought to use it as a coating for chicken. Great idea!

    Jen #38

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  14. Oh my! I love anything that has coconut in it! Must try this one! Thanks for stopping by my blog (Patty #10).

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  15. THIS LOOKS WONDERFUL!! I WILL HAVE TO TRY IT.

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  16. Ohmigosh! I love that you fried it in coconut oil! I'm going to have to try it!
    #6

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  17. Love your recipe, well any recipe with coconut is a must try for me. (Gay, #54)

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  18. Melissa,
    This looks super yummy. I love coconut and will have to give this a try :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday.

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