Coconut Lime Chicken Nuggets

May 20, 2010

Coconut Lime Chicken Nuggets is made with my Coconut Lime Marinade and a coating of coconut milk and bread crumbs. The chicken nuggets look like your average baked recipe, but they have a surprising zing from the lime that gives it so much flavor.

You could just as easily make this recipe using whole chicken breasts or chicken tenders. The nice thing about nuggets is they're quicker to cook than whole pieces, so keep in mind that if you cook whole pieces you'll have to adjust the cook time. For tenders, it should take 25-30 minutes, for whole breasts it should take 35-40 minutes.

Calories Note: In calculating the calories for this recipe, I'm factoring in 50 calories for the marinade, which assumes one serving soaks up a little more than 2 tablespoons of marinade.

Tip: Use light coconut milk for fewer calories.

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Comments

January 3, 2011, 2:30 PM
Angela

Definitely the Coconut Lime Rice I made with it! http://www.eatingwithangela.com/recipes/coconut-lime-rice/ (I'll add it to the Related Content section.)

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