Air-Fryer Coconut-Crusted Turkey Fingers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 05, 2022
My granddaughter shared this recipe for turkey fingers with me. With a plum dipping sauce, they're just the thing for a light supper. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
Air-Fryer Coconut-Crusted Turkey Fingers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds turkey breast tenderloins, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plum sauce
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Optional: Grated lime zest and lime wedges


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg whites and oil. In another shallow bowl, mix coconut, bread crumbs, sesame seeds and salt. Dip turkey into egg mixture, then into coconut mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  2. Working in batches, place turkey in a single layer on a greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Turn; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown and turkey is no longer pink, 3-4 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, mix sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve turkey with sauce. If desired, top turkey strips with grated lime zest and serve with lime wedges.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in an oven.
  • Nutrition Facts

    3 ounces cooked turkey with 2 tablespoon sauce: 292 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 517mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.