Coconut chicken with roasted broccoli & dipping sauce.

Coconut Chicken
Here’s the ingredients & method for last nights efforts:
Ingredients to serve 2:
  • 2 x eggs
  • 4 boneless chicken fillets each cut into 4 strips (you could do this with chicken breast for a lower calorie option).
  • 30g desiccated coconut
  • 40g natural breadcrumbs
  • 1 spring onion trimmed & thinly sliced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 x head of broccoli
  • 1 x tsp sesame seeds
Note: you’ll also need a resealable sandwich bag.
For the dipping sauce:
  • 40g smooth peanut butter
  • 4 tsp sweet chilli sauce (I used skinny food)
  • 80ml light coconut milk
Coconut chicken with roasted broccoli dipping sauce.
1️⃣Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
2️⃣Beat the egg in a small bowl and season well. Add the chicken strips and mix well to coat. Set aside.
3️⃣Tip the desiccated coconut and breadcrumbs into a resealable food bag and shake well until combined.
4️⃣Lift the chicken thighs out of the bowl, leaving behind any excess egg, and add to the breadcrumb bag. Shake the bag around, pressing the crumbs onto the chicken strips, making sure they are totally covered.
5️⃣Tip out onto a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
6️⃣For the broccoli simply shop it into florets & bang it on a separate baking tray & sprinkle over the sesame seeds. It will only need ten mins in the oven.
7️⃣Meanwhile, to make the dipping sauce, put all the ingredients, except for the spring onions, into a small saucepan. Heat gently, stirring all the time, until smooth. Pour the sauce into a small bowl and scatter with the spring onions.
8️⃣Transfer the chicken strips to a serving dish and serve with the dipping sauce.
Tristan ‘yes chef’ Buttle.

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