Coconut Chicken Fingers

4 (6oz) skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2 inch thick strips
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup rice flour
1 large egg
1 cup whole buttermilk
1 1/2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
3 tablespoons canola oil
sweet chili sauce (optional)

-Sprinkle the chicken with the salt & pepper
-In a shallow dish place flour
-In a separate shallow dish combine the egg & buttermilk
-Put the coconut in a 3rd shallow dish
-Dredge the chicken into the flour & shake off excess
-Dip the chicken in the egg mixture
-Dredge the chicken in the flaked coconut
-Heat a large skillet over medium high heat & swirl the oil around to coat the entire pan
-Add the chicken to the pan, cook 6 minutes or until done, turning to brown
-Serve with sweet chili sauce, if desired
Serves 6