Recipes and Cooking Papaya and Coconut Chicken Salad 4.2 (17) Add your rating & review Instead of bread crumbs or flour, the chicken tenders that top this easy chicken salad recipe are coated in flaked coconut for a taste of the tropics. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2009 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Bake Time: 12 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 ½ cup flaked coconut 1 medium papaya (12 oz.) ¼ cup cider vinegar ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon honey Dash cayenne pepper 1 5 ounce package mixed salad greens ¾ cup blueberries Directions Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil; set aside. Cut chicken in strips; season with 1/2 tsp. salt. Place coconut in shallow dish. Roll chicken in coconut to coat, pressing lightly to adhere. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake about 12 minutes or until coconut is golden and chicken is no longer pink. Meanwhile, peel, seed, and cut papaya in cubes. For dressing, place 1/4 cup papaya cubes in blender or food processor; add vinegar, oil, honey, 1/4 tsp. salt, and cayenne. Process until smooth. Toss 1/4 cup dressing with greens; divide among 4 plates. Top greens with chicken, remaining papaya, and blueberries. Pass remaining dressing. Makes 4 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 526 Calories 30g Fat 35g Carbs 30g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 526 % Daily Value * Total Fat 30g 38% Saturated Fat 15g 75% Cholesterol 66mg 22% Sodium 639mg 28% Total Carbohydrate 35g 13% Total Sugars 27g Protein 30g Vitamin C 53.1mg 266% Calcium 50.5mg 4% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 791mg 17% Folate, total 68.5mcg Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.7mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.