Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut Lime Chicken is what I am living for this summer… and I think you will as well.

Baby… It’s Hot Outside

I don’t know about where y’all are but it is HOT this summer.  LIKE SUPER HOT!  When it is super hot I am not into super heavy meals that weight me down… and this chicken is light but bursting with flavor.

There is a bit of lime, a bit of coconut and some cilantro sliding in here and there, making this a perfect summer dish.

One Pan & Done

In the summer the least amount of time I can have the oven or stove on for is a must, and this dish is all made in one pan, making it quick and super easy to clean up.

I mean is there anything better than a one pan dinner?

Let’s talk flavor… Coconut, Lime, Cilantro… YAY!

I am a BIG fan of coconut & lime together and with this chicken dish it is perfection.  The coconut is not overly sweet, it is just the perfect hint of coconut, waking up your taste buds (wow that sounds very foodie).

Next comes the lime, that cuts any sweetness from the coconut and then the pop of cilantro (or parsley, if not a cilantro fan) to make each bite amazing.

There is also a good amount of garlic, because I mean why not?

PS… you could also make this with fish of your choice, just a just cooking time.

The Sauce…

Y’all… the sauce is EVERYTHING!  It is velvet smooth, rich, but still light, full of flavor with the perfect hint of lime.  I literally could eat this sauce all on it’s own… and maybe I did a little bit… I mean just maybe.

Just a thought but you could add in a bit of heat with some jalapeños in the sauce… just for something a little extra.

Thaw the chicken…

4 servings

Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut Lime Chicken is a perfect light summer dish but still bursting with TONS of flavor!

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

4 chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 - 2 pounds), pounded to 1/2-3/4 inch
2 teaspoons all purpose seasoning
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2-3 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 limes, juiced & zested (separated)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (or parsley)
1 cup full fat coconut milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 375
Season chicken with all purpose seasoning, pepper & salt
In a large oven safe skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat
Add in chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until just starting to brown, you will finish cooking it in the oven
Remove chicken to plate
To the skillet add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly
Stir in 2 cups chicken stock, onion powder and lime juice & half of the cilantro
Bring to a low boil and let sauce reduce by half
Reduce heat and stir in coconut milk, and additional chicken stock if needed to reach desired consistency
Add chicken back into pan and place into oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through
Once done remove and serve immediately with reserved cilantro

Notes

You can sue chicken or fish as you desire

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