Raw chicken does not look appetizing in real life or photographs .. yuck..
Breading the chicken was fun! I first dipped it in a flour salt mixture, then an egg and coconut mixture, and lastly panko and shredded coconut. We ended up using much more than the recipe called for, as you usually do when breading anything. My fingers got all gloppy and I continuously washed them so that the breading would stay separated and not all chunky. The end result looked really good!
This recipe called for Sweet Chili sauce. My parents picked this one up at the store. It was absolutely delicious! We would definitely recommend it. It was sweet with just the right amount of spicy kick!
My first batch of chicken did NOT come out well. I turned the heat up really high which is what I generally do when frying something, however some of these chicken pieces were really thick. I ended up burning the outsides and leaving the insides raw. Ya.. not a success. So, I took a break and left the next round to my mom while I nursed the munchkin!
I decided to give it another go afterwards and the next batch came out great! You want to keep it on a lower heat in order to cook the chicken through without burning the batter on the outside. The rest of the chicken came out perfectly golden brown - crispy on the outside and moist on the inside!
We ate our dinner with sweet potato fries and a side of the sweet chili sauce! It was a serious hit!! Everybody cleared the pan and wished for more! We loved it. I would definitely recommend this recipe. It is a total pain to make, but definitely worth it!!