Toasted-Coconut Chicken Dinner

The toasted coconut flakes add a bit of sweetness and crunch to this chicken dish.

Coconuts are large seeds of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) that contain moderate amounts of carbohydrates and protein and are high in fat – most of which are medium-chain triglycerides that get absorbed intact through the small intestine to be used by the body in energy production.

This fruit, used in moderation, can add nutrients to your diet.

Here are a couple of benefits of consuming coconut:

· FIBER: One cup of shredded coconut provides about 7 grams of fiber, most of which is insoluble and helps to move food through your digestive tract.
· MINERALS: Coconut is rich in minerals like manganese which is a cofactor for several enzymes involved in bone formation, and is involved in carbohydrate and fat metabolism – and copper which is required for adequate growth, cardiovascular integrity, neuroendocrine function, and iron metabo