Coconut Chicken Salad with Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Warm oven-fried coconut chicken over a bed of baby greens, cucumber, tomato, shredded carrots topped with a hot honey mustard vinaigrette. It's the perfect mix of salty and sweet, warm and cold.
- 6 about 12 oz chicken tenderloins
- 6 tbsp shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup panko crumbs (or GF panko)
- 2 tbsp crushed corn flake crumbs
- 1/3 cup egg whites (beaten)
- pinch salt
- olive oil spray
- 6 cups mixed baby greens
- 3/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1 large tomato (sliced)
- 1 small cucumber (sliced)
For the Vinaigrette:
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp white vinegar (balsamic would work too)
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients; set aside.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine coconut flakes, panko, cornflake crumbs and salt in a bowl.
Put egg whites or egg beaters in another bowl.
Lightly season chicken with salt. Dip the chicken in the egg, then in the coconut crumb mixture.
Place chicken on a cookie sheet lined with parchment for easy cleanup. Lightly spray with olive oil spray and bake for 30 minutes turning halfway, or until chicken is cooked through.
Place 2 cups baby greens on each plate. Divide carrots, cucumber, tomato evenly between each plate.
When chicken is ready slice on the diagonal and place on top of greens.
Heat dressing in the microwave a few seconds and divide equally between each salad; a little over 1 tbsp each.
Calories: 397kcal, Carbohydrates: 32.5g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 11g, Fiber: 4.5g, Sugar: 10g
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 9
Purple Smart Points: 8
Points +: 8