Coconut-Crusted Ginger Chicken


It’s officially the week of my wedding! Wow, it’s so hard to believe it’s finally here. I’m so excited for the end of the week, so I can be done with this term, see my family, marry Jesse and celebrate. Even though I’ve been pretty stressed out (mainly because of school), it’ll all be worth it. I’m so blessed in this life.

Anyway, that’s all she wrote, folks. I’m keeping it short and sweet today. Enjoy the recipe, but more importantly, enjoy life.


  • 1 lb bone-in skin-on chicken breasts (I used one large breast, but 2 small works too)
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter, melted
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut, ginger, sea salt and cayenne. Pour mixture onto a dinner plate and spread around, so plate is covered.
  2. Meanwhile, pour the melted butter on the chicken and quickly use a brush to make sure it’s well coated. Then, while it’s still wet, quickly dredge in coconut mixture. You can pat the mixture on as well, to make sure it’s covered. Alternatively, instead of the butter, an egg wash will work as well. A single beaten egg will probably suffice.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Check about halfway through to make sure coconut is not too brown. If need be, tent some foil over the top after it’s reached your preferred level of brownness.
  4. Serve with veggie of choice.

Yields: 2 servings


17 thoughts on “Coconut-Crusted Ginger Chicken

  1. onmywaytohealth June 3, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I remember my wedding, it was so fun and I had a great maid of honor that really helped me to stay relaxed and to just enjoy the day. It seriously flies by! Remember to just soak it in and love every minute. I think I’m going to try that chicken recipe tonight!

    • paleoinpdx June 3, 2013 / 2:40 pm

      Thanks for your kind words! I’m not stressed about the wedding itself because it’s so small scale, so that’s a bonus! It’s just our parents, siblings (2 will be missing though) and a long-time friend who is officiating the wedding. That’s it. We’re having a larger scale celebration (reception) in September back in our hometown. It will all be great! Oh, and I hope you like the chicken!

      • onmywaytohealth June 3, 2013 / 2:51 pm

        Our wedding was small as well, I think that’s the way to do it! Intimate weddings are best 🙂

  2. paleoinpdx June 3, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    I agree! It’s definitely what’s right for us, too.

  3. Craving4More June 3, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    I like the addition of cayenne pepper. The extra zing sounds fantastic!

    • paleoinpdx June 4, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      Thanks! I don’t like things crazy spicy, but I love a little bit of heat.

  4. Macala June 3, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    I adore you lady!! I am so happy for both you and Jesse!! Love love and more love to both of you!!

    • paleoinpdx June 4, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      Love to you too, Macala! You are always a bright and shining light! xoxo

  5. The Travelling Chopsticks June 4, 2013 / 7:18 am

    First of all Congratulations on your wedding!! I got married a couple of month ago and all I can say is enjoy every single minute of it – as it will go by soo quickly!! And secondly, LOVE the look of this recipe, kind of reminds me of a milanese but with far more exciting ingrediets! Will def give this a try 🙂

    • paleoinpdx June 4, 2013 / 3:59 pm

      Thanks and congrats to you on your recent wedding!

  6. jennypugh June 4, 2013 / 10:13 am

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 🙂

  7. Shonnie June 4, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    So excited for you girly! May you be blessed in your marriage as I have been. 😀

      • Shonnie June 4, 2013 / 3:59 pm


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