Speedy Weekday Dinner: Coconut Chicken Strips with Sweet Potato Fries

We all have those days where we are rushed off our feet and haven’t given a thought about what we are feeding the kids for dinner, you are not alone. And with Christmas not far away the ‘to do’ list has gotten a whole lot longer..

Well this was me today, have no fear there is quick, easy and still healthy meals that are simple to make without having to pull out the frozen nuggets or tinned spaghetti. One my kids loved is chicken tenders with homemade chips, I’m trying to mix things up and tried something new with them, I used coconut flour and desiccated coconut as a gluten-free crumbing and they loved it! “Mum what’s this, the chicken is delicious” “tastes a little sweet” were the comments from the little humans, I then proceeded to do I mental high five to myself.

Like everyone sometimes dinners are hit and miss with the kids but I always encourage to try new things and at least they give it a go. This one will be going on the repeat list.


I served them with some steamed broccoli and some Avocado Basil Mayo that I made a day prior for another meal we had and went well with the sweet potato chips too. Quick prep, thrown in the oven and is dinner is done to get on with sorting out Christmas presents lists and end of year activities arrangements.

Gluten Free Coconut Chicken Strips with Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

  • Servings: 4
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Click on the link for my sweet potato recipe =   Crunchy Sweet Potato Fries


Chicken Strips

1/2 cup coconut flour

2 eggs whisked

1 cup desiccated coconut

2 tb coconut oil, or oil of choice

2 chicken breast sliced into strips or 500g chicken tenders



To make Chicken Strips:

  1. Place the coconut flour, eggs, and desiccated coconut into three separate bowls.
  2. Dip chicken strips into flour mix , coat well then into the egg mix, followed by the coconut. Repeat with all remaining chicken
  3. Place on a lined baking tray and coat in the coconut oil or oil of choice, bake in the oven for 30mins turning over half way.



Lemon & Coconut Bliss Balls

Zesty, lemony pure bliss balls to satisfy any Lemon and Coconut lover and refined sugar free!

Lemon & Coconut Bliss Balls

  • Difficulty: easy
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A raw ball treat that's just as sweet


200g desiccated coconut

1 cup almond meal

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup rice malt syrup or honey

Finely grated lemon zest

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Reserving 1 cup of coconut place all other ingredients into a food processor and blitz until comes together
  2.  Roll into balls then roll in remaining coconut to coat
  3. Lay balls on a tray lined with baking paper
  4. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins