Coconut Chicken Schnitzel or Nuggets (Gluten Free, Low Fodmap)

I love love love this dish,  one of my favourite ways of cooking chicken.  Beautiful flavour and the kids cant get enough of it.  I was out of bread crumbs a while ago and wanted to chicken nuggets for the kids and had plenty of coconut so I blitzed some shredded coconut in the food processor to resemble bread crumbs and used them instead, the result super yummy chicken nuggets for the kids or schnitzel if you wanted larger chicken!!  So quick and simple and you can serve with steamed or roasted veggies or even a salad or as I did here my quinoa tabbouleh found here  Give it ago you’ll love it.  I have used coconut flour but its just not the same, I much prefer using shredded coconut and giving it a few seconds in the food processor.

I just chuck the ingredients into a bowl and dont measure these days but heres an approximate anyway.

Coconut Chicken Schnitzel (or nuggets)

3-4 chicken breasts left whole or sliced in chunks to make chicken nuggets

1/4 cup brown or white rice flour (optional)

3/4 cup shredded coconut that has been put in the food processor to resemble fine bread crumbs

pinch of salt

1-2 eggs (for dipping)

2-3 Tbsp olive oil


Simply mix coconut, flour and salt in a bowl.  In a seperate bowl beat an egg.  Take your chicken coat in the egg and then in the coconut flour mix.  Repeat with all chicken.  Heat your frypan and cover with some oil (helps to make the coconut toasty and crispy and not too dry).  Cook until cooked and golden on both sides.    (For a lower carb option simply skip the flour and only use coconut.)


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