Deep Fried Coconut Chicken Recipe

January 16, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Deep Fried Coconut Chicken Recipe

The Deep Fried Coconut Chicken Recipe presents a mouthwatering twist on traditional fried chicken, promising the crispiest and spiciest homemade delight. The recipe, featuring a mix of chicken breasts, thighs, and drumsticks, highlights the versatility of this dish, which can be enjoyed equally whether served hot or cold. A cherished family picnic favorite, this recipe has stood the test of time, offering a delightful blend of flavors and textures.

To prepare this indulgent dish, start by marinating the chicken in a mixture of coconut milk, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, black pepper, and salt for an hour. The use of coconut milk not only infuses a tropical flavor but also contributes to the dish’s unique crispiness. After marinating, the chicken is divided into two portions, with drumsticks reserved for deep frying and the remaining pieces baked with Italian bread crumbs.

For the deep-frying process, the chicken is coated in a seasoned flour mixture before being cooked to a golden brown perfection. On the other hand, the baked variation involves coating the marinated chicken with a mixture of Italian bread crumbs and coconut flakes, providing a delightful contrast in texture. The baked chicken is then placed on a rack and cooked in a preheated oven until achieving a golden exterior.

To enhance the overall dining experience, the Deep Fried Coconut Chicken can be served with a Thai cucumber salad or Thai sweet and chili sauce, adding a complementary touch to the dish. Whether enjoyed as a crispy snack or a centerpiece for a family picnic, this coconut-infused chicken recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, providing a fusion of flavors that captivate the taste buds.


2 chicken breasts bone-in cut in half
4 chicken thighs
6 drumsticks
1 can of coconut milk
1 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic salt
Black pepper and salt to taste
You can use any seasoning you like

Directions to make Deep Fried Coconut Chicken Recipe

Then I divided the chicken in half. I kept all the drumsticks for deep fry and baked the rest of the chicken with Italian bread crumbs. To deep fry you need

  1. Flour seasoned with salt and pepper or any seasoning you have on hand
  2. Take out the batter chicken and coat it with flour
  3. Deep fry the chicken on medium heat until golden brown
  4. Take out and drain on basket.

Mix and marinate the chicken with coconut milk and seasoning for 1 hour.
Oil to deep fry the chicken To bake you can use Italian bread crumbs or regular bread crumbs, I like Italian bread crumbs better. Or you can mix half coconut flake to coat the chicken along with bread crumb.

  1. Take out the coconut batter chicken from the marinate then coat it with Italian bread crumb on both sides
  2. Lay on a baking rack with baking tray under the rack.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degree bake for 25 minutes or until your chicken is done with golden color on the outside.

Serve your fried or baked coconut chicken with Thai cucumber salad on my blog or Thai sweet and chili sauce.

Thank you and enjoy it.

Related Recipe: Thai Ground Chicken Salad Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 1050

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏8g 3%
Cholesterol ‏368mg 123%
Total Fat ‏55g 71%
Saturated Fat ‏33g 165%
Dietary Fiber ‏3g 11%
Protein ‏128g 256%
Sodium ‏358mg 16%
Sugars ‏5g 10%


30 min


30 min




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