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
    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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Frantic Flapjack
16th Jul, 2018
Very quick to make and the end result was lovely. I also tried it with salmon fillets which were good too. I didn't make the salad. Served with roasted new potatoes and cheesy chard gratin from this site.
30th May, 2015
Really tasty and easy
10th Aug, 2014
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!
3rd Jan, 2014
A tasty and easy dish to make. I did 2 coatings of egg and coconut, and served with mango chutney and naan. Delish!
25th Feb, 2012
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.
21st Aug, 2010
never ever again...
7th Jul, 2010
Very tasty and so simple to make.
6th May, 2010
Really tasty & easy for a novice like me.
20th Apr, 2009
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.
23rd Jan, 2009
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.


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