What you’ll need:
- 1 egg
- 1 c sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 c flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 c apricot preserves
- 2 T Dijon mustard
Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Lightly beat the egg in a medium bowl; set aside. Mix the coconut, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Working with one chicken breast at a time, dip the chicken in the bowl with the beaten egg and then coat with the coconut mixture. Place on the baking sheet. Once all chicken breasts are coated and on the baking sheet, evenly drizzle with the melted butter. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, flipping once halfway.
To prepare the apricot sauce, mix the apricot preserves and the Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Freezer Friendly: After baking the chicken, let cool completely then freeze in a freezer bag for up to 1 month. To reheat, bake in a preheated oven at 400˚F for 20 minutes.
Rice is a great side. Maybe a salad or broccoli too.
Tip via Hannah: I like to buy 2 chicken breasts and cut them in half, maybe pound them out a little thinner. You can also buy chicken tenders, they cook faster.