Why do we love bite-sized food?
According to care2.com, researchers found that smaller pieces of food are more rewarding and lead to a greater feeling of fullness than one large piece of food with equal energy values. Prepare to reward yourself with my recipe for delicious and slightly sweet Baked Coconut Chicken Bites, pop in your mouth goodness. More is better!
I used to h-a-t-e coconut. The weird texture. The strange white color. Then my taste buds grew up. I love it now.
I wanted to recreate the same coconut chicken (or shrimp) that you find on most Chinese buffets, but a healthier, not fried version. This recipe is it, people!
Honestly, you could dip these bite-size morsels of goodness in any sauce from honey mustard sauce to mango salsa. Heck, you could even eat them naked, but you’d be missing out if you didn’t try scooping them into a small bowl of Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce. (Purchase it at any grocery store or big box store.)
As mentioned in an earlier post, I’m a fan of grass-fed, free-range chicken. I’m not fancy. It’s just that the quality of chicken can’t be matched because it is succulent and tasty. It’s worth every penny!
Let me know what you think or these yummy coconut bites in the comments below!