Coconut Chicken Tenders — Damn Delicious

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Coconut Chicken Tenders

Crisp, crunchy chicken tenders that are sure to be a hit for everyone in the family. So quick, simple and easy – perfect for those busy weeknights!

Let me just start by saying that these are definitely not like your childhood chicken fingers. Nope. They’re a million times better, smothered in that sweet coconut goodness, giving you that tropical flare in these amazingly crisp-crunchy chicken tenders.

And these babies are impossibly easy to make using pantry ingredients that you already have on hand. Not only that – both kids and grown-ups will be dying to get their hands on these!

Best of all, when you’re ready to serve, you can dip these in your favorite dipping sauces – ketchup, ranch, BBQ sauce, buffalo sauce, sweet Thai chili sauce, etc. – the sky is the limit! Although we used a sampling of all sauces and loved them all!

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Coconut Chicken Tenders

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Crisp, crunchy chicken tenders that are sure to be a hit for everyone in the family! So quick, simple and easy too!


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, soy sauce, Sriracha, garlic powder, ginger and 2 tablespoons water.
  3. In another large bowl, combine Bisquick mix and coconut.
  4. Working one at a time, dip chicken into egg mixture, then dredge in Bisquick mixture, pressing to coat.
  5. Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet, 3 or 4 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro, if desired.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Betty Crocker via Burst Media. All opinions expressed are my own.

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It’s funny that we both have Bisquick posts up today but they couldn’t possibly be more different: chicken tenders and PB cookies! I love these macro shots, and love the coconut!

I loooove coconut, and these pictures just make me want to go and make some right now! Thank you so much for the recipe!
Oh and by the way, do you use a macro-setting on your camera when taking the close-up photos by the way? 🙂 x

I actually use a macro lens 🙂

Yum, chicken tenders do bring back memories! Coconut flavored one sound real delicious!

Impossibly easy, grown up chicken tender with some tropical flare?! Now where do I sign up! I love good chicken tender (who doesn’t) and I definitely would have never thought to use Bisquick – genius! Pinned!

My family would devour these!! Pinned for later 🙂

I swooned over this recipe. I love coconut. When it coats chicken or shrimp
is soooooooooooo good. I become a piglet or maybe Pooh in regard to his Honey Pot.

Yum! Reminds of crispy coconut shrimp and i’m sure I like these chicken, too.

I’m obsessed with coconut shrimp so I know I’d love these tenders!

Craving some of these chicken tenders right now… they look SO crisp, crunchy and delicious. Great recipe!

ChungAh, your posts are always mouth-watering, they look so delicious.Can I have any substitute of Biquick, I do not want to buy a pack for just one recipe. Any suggestion? Please!

Edna, you can certainly try substituting something else for the Bisquick but without further recipe testing, I cannot speak for how much this will change the overall taste/texture of the dish. It is always best to use the ingredients listed in the recipe to obtain the best results possible. And if you buy a box of Bisquick, you can make so much more than these chicken tenders like pancakes, biscuits, donuts, pot pie, etc. The possibilities are endless!

I live outside the US so we can’t even get Bisquick at all…if you find a good substitute, Edna, please let me know. I looked up a “homemade Bisquick” recipe too but they call for vegetable shortening, which I can’t get here either.

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