- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 2 skinless chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 1 tsp sunflower oil
A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…
- ½ cucumber, thinly sliced on the diagonal
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp caster sugar
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar or rice vinegar
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Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Season the egg white. Dip the chicken in the egg, then in the coconut. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 20-25 mins, turning once until the chicken is cooked through.
Meanwhile, tip the cucumber slices into a colander, sprinkle with a little salt and leave for 5 mins to drain. Pat the cucumber slices dry with kitchen paper. In a bowl, mix the onion with the sugar and vinegar, then add the cucumber and serve with the chicken.
Mixing the red onion slices with the vinegar and setting aside for a minute softens the onion’s flavour and texture.
MAKE IT WITH FISH - Coconut-crusted salmon
You can replace the chicken with salmon fillets or any firm white fish. Brush the surface of 2 salmon fillets with the seasoned egg white, then scatter over the coconut. Grill for 8 mins until the salmon is cooked through and the coconut is golden.