This is one of my family's favorite. My homemade coconut chicken bites. It's pretty easy to make and so addicting. Goes well with sweet chili sauce. Could also have it as it is or serve with cooked warm jasmine rice.
2 lbs boneless chicken breast cut into bite size
Salt and pepper for taste
1 tablespoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 clove minced garlic
1 tablespoon Gourmet garden lemon grass (picture above)
2 tablespoon gold mountain seasoning sauce
In a large bowl add chicken, dried ingredients, minced garlic, lemon grass, and seasoning sauce, mix well with hands.
Egg Mixture: In a bowl beat in 2 large egg and 1 can good quality coconut milk.
Flour mixture: In a medium bowl add in 1 cup flour with 1 tablespoon seasoning salt and paprika. Stir well with fork. (Adding seasoning salt and paprika is optional)
Bread crumb mixture: In a large bowl add in 2 cups Asian bread crumbs, 1 cup shredded coconut, 1 tablspoon dry kaffir lime leaves flakes, and 1 tablespoon tumeric powder. Stir with fork.
Take chicken with tong.....
Coat chicken with flour mixture........
then drench with coconut egg mixutre.....
....then coat with coconut/bread crumb mixture. When coating with Asian bread crumbs. One hand should be dry. If not dry, bread crumbs won't stick well on the chicken.
I had to coat and drench them all before frying. It's a lot easier to cook them without going back and forth and worrying if they are going to get burnt.
Fry them in wok with vegetable oil on high heat. Fry one side for about 4 minutes until lightly golden brown and crispy, flip them over and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Continue frying.