I love fried chicken. Any which way you choose to fry it. I love it.
Seriously, fried chicken is one of my favorite comfort foods. But this chicken is coconut crusted with cayenne pepper. So you’ve got hot and sweet. Need I say more?
I remember the first time I had coconut chicken, it was at this restaurant in Jackson, MI, years ago so I can’t remember the name but it was our company’s Christmas party and back then I was the only employee for that company, this was in my very early career. Anyway, we had ordered both coconut shrimp and coconut chicken as appetizers.
Oh my! It was to die for! So here is my attempt at making this fabulous chicken. Not very difficult mind you, very typical of regular fried chicken, you dip it in seasoned cornstarch, then in some egg, and then in sweetened coconut flakes and finally you fry it. This chicken is so crispy and so full of flavor, you can’t not love it. You can also bake this chicken if you choose to do so, I’d probably bake it at 400 F degrees for 20 min or so or until it gets nice and golden.