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Coconut Chicken Tenders with Spicy Mango Sauce

Golden, ultra flavorful and amazingly crunchy, these Coconut Chicken Tenders with Spicy Mango Sauce are absolutely addicting! They're so quick and easy to make, you'll have a huge batch ready in no time.
Course Appetizer/ Main Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 720kcal
Author Onion Rings and Things


  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • canola oil or vegetable oil

For the Spicy Mango Sauce

  • 1 medium mango
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a bowl, combine chicken tenders and seasoning salt. Massage well and allow to marinate for about 10 minutes.
  • In one shallow bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. In another shallow bowl, place cornstarch. In another shallow bowl, combine shredded coconut and Panko bread crumbs.
  • Dredge chicken in cornstarch, dip in egg white and then dredge in coconut-bread crumb mixture to fully coat, pressing down to adhere well. Arrange prepared chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for about 30 minutes or until firm.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat about 3 inches deep of oil to about 350 F to 375 F. Add chicken and deep-fry, turning as needed, for about 4 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Do not overcrowd the pan, cook in batches as needed.
  • With a slotted spoon or tongs, remove chicken from pan and drain on a wire rack. Serve with spicy mango sauce.

For the Spicy Mango Sauce

  • Slice mango and scoop flesh, discarding pit and skin. In a blender or food processor, process mango until blended (like the texture of applesauce).
  • In a bowl. combine mango pulp, yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, Sriracha sauce, lime juice and salt. Stir until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Please note that the nutritional facts below do not include the spicy mango sauce which provides an additional 117 calories, 3.7 g protein, 3.4g fat, and 354mg sodium per serving.


Serving: 310g | Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 70.3g | Fat: 34.4g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 609mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 2.8g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 7.7mg