Coconut Chicken … Seriously?

Cracked coconut fruit isolated on white background

Our house is a hockey house. If I told you that we had to move to a different town when my oldest son turned five, just so he could play hockey in the same league that my husband did when he was a child, you might think we were crazy… but it’s true. Hockey games are a metaphor for life. “Time and space,” my husband (player, coach, hockey dad, and long-time hockey ref) tells us. It all comes down to time and space. Develop and manage your time, and create your space. It’s good advice for all of us, and it applies to everything we do.

Well, that sweet guy took over the kitchen last night, when I had to stay late at work. It’s the first time since we started our new way of cooking that he was challenged with making dinner. I have to say, my curiosity was peaked. How would my Shake-n-Bake with Rice-a-Roni fella do on his own? He scored BIG time! He didn’t go to a cookbook or the web; he MADE THIS THING UP!


2 chicken breasts
1 container of low-fat Siggi’s coconut Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
​whole wheat panko bread crumbs

Pat chicken dry.Roll chicken through yogurt

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.

Coat chicken in coconut & bread crumbs.

Sprinkle 1 tsp coconut on top of each.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Done!

In a hundred years, I never would have considered putting coconut yogurt on chicken. But it WORKS! It works magnificently! Siggi’s yogurt is super tangy and not sweet at all, which is the trick. Don’t try this with sweet Yoplait!

He sent me pictures as he cooked, which was adorable. I told him I’d feature him on the blog, if he captured the meal. (I love the picture of the spinach!) His salad was beautiful, and it must have been delish, as there was none of it left when I got home. That’s okay. There was a plate full of love in the warming drawer when I got home. Time and space. He allocated the time it took to create a simple, delicious dinner for me. He plated my meal when I got home at 9pm, and set the table with candles and a placemat to create a beautiful space. That’s what matters.

It cracks me up that he sent me this picture!!! ^^^

Why do I feel like my dinner is staring at me?? LOL

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