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Coconut Chicken

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Coconut chicken, Chinese buffet style!

Ingredients

  • 2 whole To 3 Whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into 1-2 Inch Pieces
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 2  Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 cup Cornstarch
  • ¼ cups Canola Oil
  • 1 can (13 1/2 Oz. Size) Coconut Milk
  • ¾ cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cider Vinegar

Preparation

1. For the chicken: Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and preheat oven to 325ºF. While oil is heating, season chicken with salt and pepper.
2. Dip chicken in egg, then cornstarch, and fry in the oil until lightly golden brown, but not cooked through. I had to fry in a couple of batches so as not to overcrowd the pan.
3. Remove chicken from pan and place on paper towel-lined plate briefly, then place in a single layer in a baking dish.
4. For the sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, sugar, and vinegar. Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake for about an hour, stirring the chicken every 15 minutes. Once cooked through, let stand for at least 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. Serve immediately over rice.

Source: inspired by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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Trey on 10.31.2017

nailed it on the head, real close to the buffet that use to serve this. me and my girl would hit this small asian buffet for a good few years since it was the only one that had coconut chicken and my girls favorite peanut butter chicken. after it closed we’ve tried several times over to make our own at home and this recipe definitely takes care of one of them. thanks much for posting this! on a side note, one thing ill never understand, how can people say that something they make is too sweet and no good, when they are the ones adding everything?

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jlstout04 on 4.30.2012

I wanted to like this recipe but it has some real problems. 1 cup of cornstarch is way too much. You probably only need half of that. Also way too much sugar. I love coconut and I enjoy sweet with chicken but this was over the top. Definitely wouldn’t make again without drastic changes. Even my four year old said, “Mom, this chicken tastes really weird.”

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