Coconut chicken with cucumber salad

Coconut chicken with cucumber salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2
Impress your friends and family with this light Asian-style chicken dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal294
  • fat14g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
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  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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Comments (14)

toshack's picture

Really tasty and easy

philippashubrook's picture

Very straight forward recipe.. the chicken needs a little something more though, like a lemon or lime juice to it or a sauce as we found the coconut a bit bland. I added chilli flakes which was an improvement. The cucumber & red onion salad was spot on though!

lucik's picture

A tasty and easy dish to make. I did 2 coatings of egg and coconut, and served with mango chutney and naan. Delish!

johnince's picture

Good recipe, right up my street. Jazz it up a bit, as I did. Scatter some roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves over the cucumber and red onion salad. Add finely chopped red chilli in the vinegar/sugar mix. My coconut chicken breasts weren't as beautifully even golden as the picture though. I think the chicken breasts would have to be over cooked, and therefore dried out, to achieve that. Could try dry frying the coconut first to get a golden colour before dressing the chicken breast and going in the oven.

vizavi's picture

never ever again...

rj_wren's picture

Very tasty and so simple to make.

johnnielil's picture

Really tasty & easy for a novice like me.

bluesnicket's picture

Didn't enjoy this dish as much as I had thought we would. The children said it was too dry, but they didn't have much of the salad which really did need to be included. I much prefer the Salmon with Spiced Coconut Crumbs if you're looking for a crumb coating with coconut.

steffil83's picture

Really enjoyed this dish, we had it with rice had hubby hates red onion! Cooked the rice with chicken stock and added some peas, went really well together. Chicken & coconut was lovely and very moist.

tweedletwo's picture

each piece nice on its own but lovely when all together

frolo743's picture

This was really easy & quick to make. Chicken was maybe a little dry, soon remedied with a splash of lime juice.

shelley117's picture

Very nice ,even my fussy daughter liked it.

jenna_85's picture

So easy an so tasty!

bethocallaghan's picture

Really enjoyed this - I used double amount of vinegar as the red onions still had a bit of bite that needed taming.

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