Lime Coconut Chicken

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Oh my!  It’s been a week since my last post.

And I’ve been planning this recipe the whole time.  But I’ve been trying to think of something clever to say and I couldn’t think of a thing.

When I finally made the dish, my youngest looked at the ingredients and wrinkled up her nose (the post was looking increasingly ill-fated).  Declaring that coconut was a nut and that I ought to know she hated all nuts, she asked for a different dinner.

The Dreaded Coconut Milk

I told her she could make herself a cheese sandwich if she must and she did.  When the chicken was done, she appeared back in the kitchen announcing that perhaps it did smell good.  “Would you like to try it” I asked.

As you may have guessed… somebody ate two dinners that night.

If you’ve got picky kids, this dish may very well pass muster.  Just don’t announce it ahead of time…

Lime Coconut Chicken

Lime Coconut Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 large lime (or 2 small), zested and juiced
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Salt
  • pinch of ground cayenne pepper
  • 4 minced scallions for garnish
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro for garnish
  • Oil or spray for sautéing

Directions

Sautee the chicken breasts in oil or cooking spray.  Cook until lightly browned and cooked through (an instant read thermometer works great to test for doneness).  Cover and hold in 170 degree oven while preparing sauce.

Deglaze the chicken pan with coconut milk, then add cayenne, lime zest, half of the lime juice, pinch of cayenne and salt to taste. Heat until warmed.

Lime Zest and Microplane

Lime Zest and Microplane

Remove breasts from oven and drizzle with remaining lime juice.  Spoon sauce over and around them, then garnish with the scallions and cilantro.

Green Onion and Cilantro for Garnish

Enjoy!

Lime Coconut Chicken

12 Comments

  1. Another keeper!

  2. Honestly, my mouth is watering reading this. Coconut, lime, and cilantro are a few of my favorite things! This is being added to my next weeks menu..thank you!

  3. This is such an exotic chicken recipe – lime and coconut? Bookmarked!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  4. I love this recipe! It sounds amazingly good. I love lime coconut chicken.

  5. Congrats my friend, I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award today :D
    You deserve it!
    Check it out here: http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/vanilla-maple-caramel-popcorn-my-guest-post/

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Looks yummy!
    I love the lime with the coconut, drink it all up!

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