Coconut Chicken


I love trying new recipes!  I like mixing it up. I am not the type of person that can eat the same thing over and over again and be happy. We teied a new clean recipe (GF) last night in my air fryer (no oil) and it turned out so good I thought I would share it with you all! Bonus: only took 30 minutes to prepare!
 Crispy Coconut Chicken 

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 tsp cayenne pepper {optional}

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

3 cups of unsweetened coconut flakes 

3-4 medium boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into strips or nuggets (or, I used chicken tender loins)
 -Wash chicken and cut into large bite size pieces.

– Mix first four ingredients together in bowl

– Put beaten eggs in second bowl

– Put unsweetened coconut in third bowl

– Coat chicken in dry ingredients, dip in eggs, and cover in coconut. Place in air fryer basket in a single layer.

-Cook on 370 degrees for 18 minutes, flip and cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce or my families favorite, barbeque sauce!

Journals, Coke Zero and Love!

The kids are back in school and I have been spending my days catching up on all things “mom”. Including a daily Coke Zero with LOTS of ice. Lists are being made and things checked off like an old teacher with a red pen. 
When my first child was born I wanted to give him memories other than photos. I wanted him to know how I felt and the joy he brought to our family. My sister told me how she started a journal when her son was born filled with cute things he said or did that some day he could have. I thought it was a brilliant way for any child to remember their childhood and hear it through the eyes of their parents. I was even more sold on the idea when diagnosed with cancer and faced with the threat of death and my children not remembering their mother. 
It started with a journal for each child and has continued through the ease of electronics. I try to record cute comments or noteworthy accomplishments in the journal or on my notepad on my phone. The phone notepad has become convenient because I can dictate the message when time is limited and print the paper later and glue to the journal. 
I spent Friday printing and glueing notes from 2 years ago! It was fun to print them and read them. I also made sure to write a note from the first day of school and how each child is enjoying the year so far. 
My older kids have asked about the books and what they are. I can’t wait to give them as a present when they are older. I am thinking a wedding present? Or college graduation? Or missionary farewell? I haven’t decided yet and maybe it will be different for each child. They will all find joy and pain in these books, but most of all love and guiding words!  
#cokezero #journal #icanbethegood #memories