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Coconut Chicken in the Air Fryer  Recipe

Coconut Chicken in the Air Fryer


These 30-minute chicken tenders are breaded in a cornflake-coconut crust and air-fried for a lighter and tropical take on fried chicken.


  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins, tendons removed
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 1 ½ teaspoons jerk seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup cornflakes, finely crushed
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine tapioca starch, jerk seasoning, and garlic in a shallow bowl for the dry mix. Beat together egg and hot sauce in a separate shallow bowl for the egg wash. Combine corn flakes and coconut flakes in a third shallow bowl for the crust.
  3. Dip each chicken tender into the dry mix, shaking off excess spice. Dip into egg wash, draining excess, and dredge through the crust mixture. Repeat steps for each tender.
  4. Place crusted chicken tenders into the air fryer basket and cook on high for 6 minutes. Turn tenders and cook for another 6 minutes until chicken is cooked through and coating is crisp.

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Nutritional Information

Coconut Chicken in the Air Fryer

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 201.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 53 %
carbohydrates: 3 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 2 %
fat: 9 %
saturated fat: 14 %
cholesterol: 31 %
vitamin a iu: 1 %
niacin equivalents: 126 %
vitamin b6: 32 %
vitamin c:
folate: 2 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 7 %
magnesium: 10 %
potassium: 7 %
sodium: 6 %
thiamin: 7 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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