This air fryer coconut chicken is beautifully golden brown with a perfect coconut crisp coating, perfect for an easy dinner!
– 1 pound chicken cut into strips or cubes – 3 large eggs whisked – ½ cup coconut flour – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika – ½ teaspoon salt – ½ teaspoon black pepper – 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes or shredded coconut – 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside. In a second shallow or small bowl combine the coconut flour mixture, paprika, salt and pepper and in a third bowl add the coconut flakes and panko breadcrumbs.
Dredge each piece of chicken into coconut flour mixture, then dip into the egg mixture and lastly into the coconut and panko breadcrumbs. Completely cover entire surface of chicken for extra crunchy texture. And gently shake off any excess coconut so they will cook evenly, and the coconut flakes won't burn.
Place the coconut chicken in a single layer into air fryer basket and cook for12-14 minutes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Flip halfway through cooking time.