Nigerian Beach Coconut Rice With Crisp Coated Chicken

[Nigerian Meal Recipe] Ladies, Win Your Lovers Heart Cooking Beach Coconut Rice With Crisp Chicken
A serving of beach coconut rice with crisp coated chicken

Dear Diary,
There were no shrimps available, so, I made do with crayfish. Will try and get shrimps next time. If you
are still thinking of how to bribe hubby this valentine season, think no more. Give him this coconut rice and see your dreams come true. The results were amazing. I have not cooked coconut rice for my
family in a long while and yum yum... the comments that flowed when this dish was served, I can't tell you today. My family went gaga. There was no single soul that did not eat too much.

Cooking coconut rice takes some time when you want to do it my way, The original way. However, if you are in a hurry or are planning to serve this on a weekday, there are some short cuts:
  1. Buy coconut milk or powdered coconut milk in sachets
  2. Buy bread crumbs
  3. Make your milk ahead of time and store in the fridge
  4. Boil and fry your chicken a day or some days ahead and store in the fridge. If you do this, the problem is; with kids in the house, who are so used to enjoying coated chicken from fast food outlets, they will finish the chicken before you are ready to cook the coconut rice.
Wash Coconut Before Grating
Wash coconut before grating
Coated Chicken
Crisp coated fried chicken, coated with my bread crumbs
Grated Coconut
Grated Coconut
Add hot water to extract the milk and coconut oil
Add hot water to extract the milk and coconut oil
filter out the chaff
Filter out the chaff
Clean clear  coconut milk
Clean clear coconut milk
Fry  your roughly grounded red pepper, onion, and seasoning cube in vegetable oil
Fry roughly ground fresh pepper, onion and seasoning cubes in oil
Add smoked fish while frying
Add smoked cat fish while frying
Add chicken stock to the pot and allow to boil
Add chicken stock to pot and allow to boil
 add smoked fish while frying
Cooking Steps For This Coconut Rice:
  • fry onion, pepper and a seasoning cube in oil
  • add bone picked, washed smoked fish
  • add the chicken stock, check for salt and allow to boil
  • add coconut milk and bring to a boil
  • Add rice and crayfish
  • reduce heat and allow to simmer and cook soft.
  • Serve with crisp, coated fried chicken
  • Enjoy with those you love!
Add coconut milk
Add coconut milk to pot

Taste for salt and seasoning in coconut milk
Check and taste for salt and seasoning in coconut milk


Add washed rice to boiling coconut milk
Boil washed chicken with salt and chopped onion and seasoning cube
Add caption
Add washed rice to boiling coconut milk

Add crayfish to coconut milk
Add Crayfish to coconut milk
reduce heat and allow pot to simmer until coconut rice is cooked
Reduce heat and allow pot to simmer until coconut rice is cooked
Reduce heat and allow pot to simmer until coconut rice is cooked

Cooked coconut rice
A pot of Cooked coconut rice

 Cooked coconut rice
Boil washed chicken with salt and chopped onion and seasoning cube
Boil washed chicken with salt, chopped onion and seasoning cube
Drying left over bread to make bread crumbs
Drying left over bread to make bread crumbs




 drying left over bread for my bread crumbs
Local method of pounding dry bread...Blender is Advisable
Local method of pounding dry bread. You can use a blender
How To Coat Chicken:
  1. Boil chicken with onion and salt or spices
  2. remove from the stock and soak in eggs
  3. roll egg soaked chicken or fish in bread crumbs
  4. fry in hot oil.
Eggs and bread crumbs for coating the boiled chicken
Eggs and breadcrumbs for coating the chicken

Chicken coated with eggs and bread crumbs
Chicken coated with eggs and bread crumbs

Add chicken to very hot oil
Add chicken to hot oil
Fry coated chicken in hot oil
Fry coated chicken in hot oil till golden brown
Crisp fresh  tasty chicken
Crisp fresh tasty chicken
Dark brown coated chicken in a dish of coconut rice
Dark brown Coated chicken in a dish of coconut rice

I did not add curry, thyme, tomatoes or any spices because I wanted the original coconut flavor in my rice and yes, it was so like fresh coconut milk. Extra super de li cious
Enjoy!
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102 comments:

  1. Chei! eya you are killing me here o! This early mo mo.....you've just made me hungry

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  2. Shayor7:37 AM

    I'm always lazy to grate coconuts,it used 2 feel like punishment wen i was younger. But Eya made it look so easy here that i might try it again..and den give it a break for anoda 10years..lol (thanks to coconut milk powder).

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    1. Shayor, you don't have to grate the coconut. Just cut the coconuts in small pieces, add water to it and blend. It comes out really nice. You can even use the shaft for coconut candy.

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    2. Ona, thanks 4 dis tip

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    3. Anonymous12:39 PM

      i love this am going to try it, ona thanks for dis expecially for the crispy chich u are mouthed

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  3. Anonymous8:16 AM

    Yes o, the first tym I cuked coconut rice for my husband twas witout a lot of spice n m hubby really enjoyed it, he stopped eating eba d whole wk cos I cuked a lot.
    D last tym I cukd it, it was soooooooo spicy I hv touched m coconut powder again.
    Thanks a lot for the bread crumb idea, bn wonderin hw on earth I was going to get bread crumbs for m chicken.
    Saw ur post on peppered fish but there was no recipe! Still waiting. Well done n thanks a lot!

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    1. Oh,sorry about that. I will go check on that peppered fish post again.

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    2. Anonymous1:25 PM

      hello, for ur breadcrumbs, peradventure u cant do dem urself, big supermarkets like Goodies or Shopright sells it,...

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  4. Anonymous8:19 AM

    My hubby dsnt like to see onion in his food n I love onion so I grate it, dat way we can both enjoy d meal. Its tougher really but I v gotten used to it!

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  5. Learner10:36 AM

    Great!...im going to love it in here..i really want to be a great cook..presently, Im not and its eating me deep inside..i hope to learn a few things here..i'l cook this this weekend..hopefully it turns out nice...lol

    ok one thing..my problems are these
    1. i dont know when the seasoning is enough (most times, it comes out wit far too less taste). How do i cross this hurdle? what do i do? whe i start cooking, the seasoning tastes ok..when im done, it tastes like there is no salt, no maggi, no nothing!!

    2. creativity. i lack this for sure when it comes to cooking. I love good food and wich i cld come up with one. i love varieties too.. *sigh* i hope i learn from here.

    when next i go on leave, i MUST go to a cooking school. but please for the main time, teach me :)

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    1. Don't worry learner, just continue to visit and read different recipes on the blog. Try them out when you have time.

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  6. Tanx aunty Eya,been long I had homemade coconut rice. Will try it maybe nextweekend. Dis is one of d dish I don't know how to prepare,but av bookmarked it. I pray my phone doesn't fall inside d pot d day I'll prepare it.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. Bonariooo, if that happens, list your phone as one of the ingredients.

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    2. ameena4:21 PM

      With all this recipe am goin to b a hero in d kichen to my husband and kids wen married d prob is dt d guy am planing to marry select food a lot. Eya wt d local name for amaranthus so I cn luk for it in d market

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  7. I will certainly try de coconut rice it dis wkend anytime, I cook sometin different my husband nos dat I got it fr ur blog am kind of addictd to ur blog.Tanx a lot

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    1. Thank you Bg,, please keep trying out my recipes.

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  8. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Hahaha Eyaaa. U've been wonderful, I made Isi Ewu yesterday courtsey of u

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    1. Thank you for using my isi ewu recipe, hope you enjoyed it?

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  9. cynthia3:40 PM

    Aunty Eya ur Godsent.. Bin lookin for this recipe. Thanks to u I'm gonna give my boo a valentine treat. Thank u aunt ojay... Also I noticed you don't parboil ur rice? Y?

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  10. Anonymous4:08 PM

    U ddnt tell us how long d grated coconut can stay inside hot water to extract d milk, also do we use boiling water or it shld jst be hot; did I see ur fried chicken on white paper inside d plastic sieve, may I know y pls? Mrs AJ

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  11. I left the grated coconut in HOT, not boiling water, for 5 minutes.

    The fried chicken is put on those white serviettes because of the vegetable oil. I wanted the serviettes to dry the oil before I serve.

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  12. Thanks Cynthia, I parboil my rice, but sometimes though. I especially do that parboiling thing with cap rice because it takes longer to cook.
    I used tomato rice for this dish, it cooks faster and I didn't want my rice too soft so I washed with cold water, but changed water four times until I saw that the rice was clean.

    There is nothing wrong with cold washing of rice. Wash well until rice is clean and you are good. Parboiling helps to reduce the starch in the rice, that's why I parboil sometimes.

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  13. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Hey Aunty Eya, nice recipe, just thot to add, sm pple like d crispy taste of d coconut in their rice, so they grate just d white part n add to d rice as soon as its done. Zee!

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  14. Interesting! @Zee, thanks for this tip. I will try it.

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  15. Anonymous7:40 PM

    Yummmy! Awesome!!
    Am new to this blog. Loveeeee this post a lot. I'll try it sometime soon. U doing a great job...thumbs up!
    #Aleeyah

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  16. Prepared this dish a few days ago though I added curry. Will try this recipe out soon especially with the smoked fish. From what I see in these photos, I am pretty sure it will taste really nice. Kudos aunty Eya!

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  17. Thanks Eya for this recipe. I just want to find out if u add spices to d bread crumbs before coating the chicken.

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  18. No D, no spices in the bread crumbs.

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  19. Anonymous4:53 PM

    Hi Eya, just stumbled across your blog and i'm already hooked, i love cooking and trying new recipes, i love coconut rice but grating was always a problem, tried using coconut mile one but i got only 1 can and it wasn't enough, not until last christmas i was to cook coconut rice for the whole family (extended) and i decided to try blending the coconut as i knew it will be really difficult to grate 7 coconuts alone, so i unshelled the coconuts, cut them in tiny bits and grated in batches and VOILA! It turned out like grated coconuts and i used less than an hour to do the grinding, since then, i've been making coconut rice a lot more and i've been passing on this new easy method to coconut rice lovers.
    Keep up your good work eya, you will be celebrated like Linda Ikeji, sooner than later (winks) as every domesticated woman will love your blog.*kisses*
    Bunny.

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    1. Thanks Bunny, like Bokesh said, you can also cut in tiny pieces, add some water and blend, or use canned coconut milk, or coconut powder like the one on this link: http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/06/beef-coconut-rice-cooked-with-coconut.html

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  20. Anonymous5:10 PM

    good one again, i love coconut rice alot n find it quite easy to do, at times i add bits of the grated coconut to the rice as well for that crucnchy taste, and my hubby likes it too. and at times i just mix my left over stew wt the coconut milk to do coconut jollof. thanks for ur blog.
    Nnem

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    1. Thanks Nnem, I just bookmark ed this tips.

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    2. *bookmarked these tips.

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  21. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Hi Eya,
    Nice meal there.jst wanna chip this in.I like to peel d brown back of d coconut before grating especially wen am goin to be cooking plain coconut rice garnished with green,yello,and red pepper to make a better presentation.Then I serve with a nice Sauce or Gravy.Wot do u think?
    Lady Kwaku

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  22. Hi Lady Kwaku, thanks for this, the next time I cook coconut rice, it's going to be this your recipe. I love it and wish you can send us pics for a better understanding!

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  23. @ Bunny, thank you too for your tip and wishes. God bless you.

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  24. It's OK learner 10:36 am. Practice makes perfect, don't relent, just continue to practice the little you know. I try to make my posts as self explanatory as possible, if you follow them meticulously, be sure to get great results. Well done!

    @Bonario, your phone won't fall inside the pot. Drop it on the counter when you cook.

    @Bg, thank you for trying out my recipes.

    Thanks #Aleeyah and everyone that refuses to be a silent reader and opts to leaves comments on my blog. I am grateful to you ALL.

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  25. Anonymous1:38 PM

    I like but I'm unable to scroll thru the page,so,I have to keep using my fingers to move d page wc is quite hectic.first time response

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  26. Anonymous5:30 PM

    First time on ur blog.I really appreciate dis aunty Eya.I'm definitely going 2 try dese dishes.Pls can u teach me hw 2 prepare bitterleaf soup.My hubby likes it n i wuld luv 2 surprise him on his bday

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  27. Anon 5:30 pm, Bitter leaf soup is already on this blog. Type bitterleaf soup in the search box on your right and click on search.

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  28. Anonymous11:22 AM

    I love you Eya, my fiance loves dishes like this cos he doesn't eat moulds(swallow). Thinking of what to cook has been hard work for me, am so trying this recipe when I visit him next weekend.
    Am so happy I found this blog. God bless u more for us.
    Izzy

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  29. omalicha112:42 PM

    Aunty eya,nice one.if u blend coconuts with a normal blender its always better and faster and smoother.also the crispy chicken,is it d same one with country fried chicken?the one they use flour for,and finally do they sell bread crumbs in d supermarket?like already packaged ones?

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  30. Thanks Izzy,
    Hi Omalicha, breadcrumbs are sold. Check in good super markets. I made this one with my left over bread 'cos I hate to throw food away.

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    1. Anonymous3:26 AM

      When I saw the way you made the bread crumbs I was blown away. Usually when I make Parmesan chicken for my kids I use the bread crumbs sold in stores. There are times I will want to make Parmesan chicken but am all out of bread crumbs. I have learned something new,making crumbs out of left over bread. Just love it........thanks Eya

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    2. You are welcome. Thanks too.

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  31. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Great blog i will be coming here often ,i see ur adverts always on LIB,i am a very beautiful lady that cant cook so well,and am getting worried so i can please my Husband,i will be here often

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  32. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Didn't know u cld make it without tomatoes! I'Ll try dis one for hubby, he loves variety ! Thanks Eya

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    1. Without tomatoes gives you real coconut flavored rice.

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  33. Anonymous8:36 PM

    I made this today and guess what?.....hubby asked for more. That's a seasonal thing. Tnx Eya. Trust me, you're gonna hit it big soon. Bola

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  34. Queen Bee12:24 AM

    Aunty Eya,forgive my selfishness,tot I should have let u know sincee!made dis recipe few days ago and it was the bomb!
    Usually I put all kinds of spices so at d end,the coconut taste will be overshadowed but with this ur style of not putting spices,it was beautiful.God bless u again!

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  35. Thanks Queen Bee, thanks again for trying out my recipe and for giving us feedback.

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  36. Hi Bola, thank you for trying out this recipe, and for the feedback.

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  37. At Bg, thanks for the addiction to wives connection. This is good addiction.

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  38. Anon3;29pm, hopw you enjoyed the isiewu? thank you.
    Thanks everyone, hope I'm not repeating names here.

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  39. Anonymous8:01 AM

    just came across your blog today and i'm so loving it. keep up the good work

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  40. Wow wow wow. Trying dis ASAP. Thanks a lot now I get. When I spice it d coconut taste disappears. Thanks againooo

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    1. @Duchess, you are welcome.

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  41. Anonymous6:09 PM

    Thanks a lot,I intend to make this today,but of if you grill the chicken and don't fry becos am trying to cut on fried food will the chicken come nice.

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    1. Hi Anonymous, I haven't tried coated grilled chicken, but, I think it will turn out great.

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  42. Anonymous10:22 AM

    I made this yesterday, though my chicken did not come out as brown as urs but I'm sure I'll get it better d next time. I use tin tomatoes in my previous coconut rice but with this ur recipe, yesterday's own came out better n I shared with my neigbours as I'm not married yet(my future hubby shuld better get ready to be fed Well, lol). Thanks Aunty Eyan
    I also tried ur Ogbono recipe too on saturday and I ate fufu afternoon n night. Lolzzzz

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    1. Hehehehe! I can't stop laughing. Thank you so much for trying out my recipes. Thank you again for sharing your cooking outcome with us here. Hubby is around the corner o, open your eyes wella dear. He cannot be too far away o, look closer you OK?
      I just posted another vegetable ogbono recipe today, I think you'd like it.

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  43. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Sorry I meant Aunty Eya. Lol

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    1. Whether Eya or Eyan, no wahala dear.

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  44. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Hi Eya,
    I used ur recipe to make this on Sunday and everyone loved it! Thanks a lot, i read ur blog everyday at work and look forward to trying many more recipes.
    Cheers
    Nana

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    1. Thank youNana, for trying out my recipes and for sharing with us here.

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  45. Anonymous10:15 PM

    U r doing a great job ma....kip it up....

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  46. Thank you all. I think I repeated some names and I'm sorry about that.

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  47. Anonymous9:08 PM

    I have a guest coming in tomorrow and I'd be making this. Hope it turns out well!

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    1. Yes Anon, it will turn out well. Remember to place your browser on the kitchen counter o. Don't try to memorize please. Just follow the recipe. Lol.

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    2. Anonymous6:00 PM

      Aunty Eya, it turned out soooooo well. Thanks. You are a blessing to women

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  48. ****Mufasa Said6:41 PM

    Eya my darling, I Just made This meal but mine was wt gravvy and I am sooooooooo impressed wt Myself everyone wants a repeat edition! Now I am officially adding professional cook to my CV! Love u darling, May God continue to Bless u and protect u and favour U IJN, amen! U r a blessing to women all around!

    ****Mufasa Said

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  49. Anonymous2:32 PM

    there is no blessed day that i dont visit your blog cos am addicted to ur blog and linda. your are really doing a great job. I have tried a lot of ur recipes n which came wonderfully esp the isi-ewu, but dont comment but today i said i must comment to appreciate you.welldone and God bless u.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback. Appreciated!

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  50. Eya am not happy wit u, i asked u a question since morni up til nw am yet 2 get a reply... Dis is wat am doin 4 d easter coconut rice nd crisp coasted chicken, but wen i tasted it ws wsn't as crispy as i want. So pls apart 4rm d ingridents here dd u add anyoda tin??? And again i said if i bcum so fat nd no hubby bcos of d 1derful job u re doin here i ll pack my tins 2 ur house...lolxxxxx but seriouly am waitin 4 my reply so i can do it again moro cos dat is wat am doin 4 d easter....Suzy. Thanks a lot... Kudos 2 u!

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  51. Sorry Suzy, have been offline since morning. I didn't add any other thing. I think you should use only the egg white next time to make more crumbs stick to your chicken Ok. The egg white only will make it even more crisp than mine. Sorry about the late reply.
    Have a great evening.

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    1. hello aunty eya, do you mean only egg white gives more crispy to coated chiken on making crumbs stick to our chiken? AND THEN what about the yokes ? are they useful for any ofher thing apart from frying & eating

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    2. hello aunty eya do you mran egg white gives more crispy on bread crumbs?

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    3. Yes Precious. The one I coated with only ehh white was more crisp. The children fried and ate the yoke.

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  52. Thx! U re one in a million... Hapi Easter 2 u nd ur family thx once more.... Love u 4rm Suzy!

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    1. Thank you Suzy. God bless you

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  53. Wow! I've been wondering how to make crunchy chicken. I can't wait to get home to try it. I'm on a strict vegetable diet but I guess one day indulgence won't hurt so badly.

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    1. Hi Onayimi, hope you enjoyed that little indulgence. Did it hurt?

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  54. I just prepared this wonderful delicious meal with my husband and we had a great time eating it. Can't wait to try something else out another day.

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    1. Thank you for the feedback, you just made me laugh.
      Thanks for coming back to share.

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  55. Anonymous7:23 PM

    Made this dish for a party,along with jollof rice. Needless to say it dissapeared sharp sharp. Especially oyinbo liked it,despite the pepper in it (i kinda forgot to reduce that) So im definately gonna make it more frequently.

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  56. AUNTY EYA DO U MEAN EGG WHITE GIVES MORE CRISPY ON CRUMBED CHIKEN FOR FRYING?

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    1. Exactly. That's what happened when I used only the egg white.

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  57. Anonymous12:22 AM

    AUNTY EYA D U MEAN DT EGG WHITE GIVES MORE CRISPY ON CRUMED CHIKEN FOR FRYING

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  58. Anonymous11:39 AM

    This is really a good job never knew I could get sumtin lyk dis. Am really impress will try d coconut rice tomorrow. I want to know hw to prepare afang soup don't know if u can share. Am not from calabar but luv d soup. I pray I get d way to cook d coconut rice tomorrow and can I refrigerate it? Tare

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    1. Thank you Tare and yes you can refrigerate. Here is then link to another coconut rice: http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/06/beef-coconut-rice-cooked-with-coconut.

      2. The link to afang soup: http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2012/11/how-to-cook-my-afang-vegetable-soup.html

      3. The link to edikang ikong vegetable soup: http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/01/how-to-cook-my-simple-edikang-ikong.html

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  59. Kemmy1:34 PM

    Hey Aunty Eya, I've always tot dt coconut rice is jst jollof rice wit coconut flavour so i didn't take any particular interest in it. Having gone tru ur detailes explanation, i will try i out dis weekend and let d auz knows how it goes. Weldone. God bless you reallllllllll good

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  60. Anonymous2:58 PM

    Just finished cooking this coconut rice and it was da bomb. The coated chicken however came out a bit too dark but for the 1st time, no biggie. If u live in Lagos around anthony village u can get bread crumbs in edichart, though I used my leftover. Will repeat this recipe but will dice some gizzard into the rice. Thank u

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  61. Anonymous4:44 PM

    Yummy!

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  62. Awesome Momma7:13 AM

    Coconuts can be grated with a blender for quick cooking.

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