Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders

Sometimes we get that craving for crispy fried chicken tenders, but we know how hard it can be to track exactly how much fat is used on that meat. If you have an air fryer, these coconut-flake-crusted chicken tenders are incredibly crispy and easy to make at home, with a fraction of the fat. Plus, they only have two main ingredients!

142 g
9 g
38.5 g


  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 28 g unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy


  1. Cut breast into 3-inch long pieces and pound evenly with a mallet until 3/4" thick.
  2. Dust chicken breast pieces with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Sprinkle and press coconut flakes into the chicken pieces to create a crust.
  4. Place in air fryer at 400 F for 15 minutes. Flip chicken pieces after first 10 minutes of cooking.


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