Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce

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These easy Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce are the perfect weeknight meal. Full of flavor and ready in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is sure to please. Best Coconut Chicken with honey sriracha lime dipping sauce

Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders

with Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce

September is Back To School month, which also means that everyone’s schedules got a little busier. September is also National Cholesterol Awareness month. So, to celebrate both, I created an easy weeknight meal idea that is absolutely delicious and has some simple swaps that you can make in the kitchen so that you feel better about serving it to your family. I made these Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce, complete with sautéed fresh vegetables in less than 30 minutes! To make the baked coconut chicken tenders, you simply add the chicken tenders, Mazola® Corn Oil, seasoning and shredded coconut to a plastic bag, coat thoroughly, and then you bake the tenders. Told you it was easy. I like using Mazola Corn Oil because it is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. *See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. In fact, a clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com. And that’s why I used Mazola Corn Oil to coat the chicken tenders, saute my vegetables and to make my Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce. Best honey sriracha lime dipping sauce
If you follow me on Instagram, you heard that my son broke his arm at baseball tryouts a few weeks ago. His right arm. He just had surgery last week and we hope to start physical therapy this week, so I have also been making dishes that are a little easier for him to eat. When you are right handed, using a fork or spoon with your left hand is hard at first! You can be proper and eat these baked coconut chicken tenders with a fork, but I won’t tell if you use your fingers. 😉

Tastiest Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders I know I mentioned above that you only need Mazola Corn Oil, seasoning and shredded coconut to make your chicken tenders, and can you guess what you need for the Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce? You guessed it…honey, Sriracha, fresh lime juice and to keep things light, corn oil. No need for extra virgin olive oil or mayo. I already used the corn oil to coat the tenders and since corn oil has a variety of uses like in baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing, it was the perfect swap in making my Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce. The sweet, spicy and citrus flavors of the dipping sauce are the perfect accompaniment to the sweetness and texture of the coconut. Best Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders
When you think of chicken tenders, you may think that the perfect side is french fries, chips or maybe even rice. Well, I went for the lighter option and sautéed fresh zucchini, squash and green beans. It was the perfect side dish. Again, simple, flavorful and delicious. Hungry yet? Perfect! Now, here is my Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce recipe. Be sure Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce

This Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce recipe is loaded with flavor and can be ready for your family in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Course: Easy Weeknight Meal or Lunch, Lunch/Dinner
Keyword: baked, chicken, coconut, dipping sauce, fresh
Servings: 4
Author: Tracy

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Stove

Ingredients

Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders

  • 2 tbsp Mazola Corn Oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 2 tsp your favorite seasonings I use DUST by VooDoo Chef
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut

Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Mazola Corn Oil
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 juice of a small lime

Instructions

Baked Coconut Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Add corn oil, chicken and seasonings to a gallon size ziplock bag and massage gently to coat chicken
  • Sprinkle in the shredded coconut and massage gently to coat thoroughly
  • Place chicken tenders on a non-stick baking sheet
  • Bake for 8 minutes, then flip and bake for another 8 minutes

Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce

  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Melt honey first if needed.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Prepare the dipping sauce and sauteed vegetables while the chicken tenders are baking.  I sauteed fresh zucchini, squash and green beans in approximately 1-2 teaspoons of corn oil and a few shakes of the same seasoning I used on the chicken tenders.

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I hope you enjoy this Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce recipe as much as we do!

In this easy weeknight chicken recipe, I made several “swaps” that made me feel good about making this recipe for my family. I baked the coconut chicken; I didn’t fry it. I lightly coated the chicken with Mazola Corn Oil instead of using a heavier oil or even mayo. I made my dipping sauce with Mazola Corn Oil instead of olive oil or mayo. And finally, I served these baked coconut tenders with fresh veggies lightly sautéed with the corn oil. It has a variety of uses including baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing. The results were delicious. Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Sriracha Lime Dipping SauceLooking for another easy weeknight meal that is baked to perfection?Sheet Pan Oven Roasted Chicken And Vegetables
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