Coconut Flour Breaded Chicken

Tired of the same old wheat flour breaded chicken? Why not give coconut flour breaded chicken a try?

Coconut Flour Breaded Chicken Resting

Coconut Flour Breaded Chicken Resting before frying

Coconut Flour Breaded Chicken

Coconut Flour Breaded Chicken


  • 2 pounds chicken, cut into strip
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • dash of cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon powdered garlic
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • olive oil or coconut oil for pan frying


  1. Soak the chicken in the buttermilk for at least 4 hours, overnight is best.
  2. Strain off the buttermilk and season the chicken with all the seasonings.
  3. Let sit at least 20 minutes to flavor the chicken.
  4. Bread each piece of chicken by placing it into the coconut flour, coating both sides, then shaking off the excess.
  5. Set onto a rack and let all the chicken sit at least 20 minutes to set the coating before cooking.
  6. In a large frying pan, melt 1-2 tablespoons of oil. Once hot, fry the chicken on both sides until fully cooked.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy.

Coconut Flour Breaded Chicken Tips

Make sure the pan has a good amount of oil in it when cooking your chicken. The coconut flour is very absorbent and needs to have the oil to soak up to make the crust tender.

Baking these in the oven is an option also but only if you use plenty of oil to get the coconut flour coating soaked. If you use too little oil, the coating will come out dry and unappetizing.

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