This week’s H-E-B/ConAgra Meal Maker Challenge, includes using Peter Pan peanut butter for the featured ingredient and I thought at first that would be easy. But then I remembered it needed to be included in a dinner dish and that made the challenge a little trickier. So I thought about one thing I make that my family loves and that is homemade chicken strips or nuggets. And we love Asian food too. The flavors of peanut butter and coconut are often featured in Asian food (especially Thai) food so I decided to come up with a twist on that! And when I went to purchase the peanut butter, I discovered that Peter Pan has a natural version too—bonus!
I have to say that these were a HUGE hit. Their lightly golden and crunchy texture were perfect and the subtle flavor of peanut butter and coconut added a great flavor twist. These are quick on their way to becoming a new family favorite. I served ours with a side of roasted broccoli and a salad. I hope you’ll give them a try!
- 1 ¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup Peter Pan Natural creamy peanut butter
- ½ C lite coconut milk
- 2 egg whites
- 2 T water
- 1 ½ lb. chicken breast tenders
- Olive oil (or coconut oil)
- In shallow dish, combine Panko and salt and set aside.
- In small bowl, combine coconut milk and peanut butter. Whisk together until blended and smooth. Add egg whites and water and whisk into peanut butter & coconut milk mixture. Pour into another shallow bowl (I use a pie dish).
- Dip each tender first in peanut butter mixture then roll in Panko mixture. You may need to press the breadcrumbs into the chicken to make sure they stick.
- Heat olive or coconut oil in a nonstick skillet. Place each tender in heated oil and pan fry until golden and crispy, about 5-6 minutes on each side.
Don’t forget to check out all the recipes for this week on H-E-B’s Meal Maker Challenge site and if you like mine the best, please vote for it!
This week at H-E-B when you purchase Peter Pan peanut butter, you get H-E-B jelly free with the in-store coupon so be sure to look for that if you’re in the store!
Disclosure: This post has been made possibly by H-E-B and ConAgra Foods who provided me with promotional items to facilitate my blog posts in the Meal Maker Challenge. However, all opinions are my own. I have also been compensated for my participation.