Lime and Coconut Chicken

by Mindy on June 21, 2012

 I’ve been experimenting with some new chicken marinades this summer. Some have been awesome and others just okay.  One was downright terrible!  Oh, but this one, this Lime and Coconut Chicken is wonderful!  A home run in my book.  I know the ingredients seem to be kind of a funny combination, but don’t let it throw you off.  The marinade really comes together fast, and the result is unique and totally amazing.  I forgot to photograph the sauce on the chicken, but it is a MUST.  In fact, I am considering adding coconut milk to the finished sauce just to make it stretch a little farther.  It’s sooo good!  I served this chicken with a bacon garden salad, mashed cauliflower, and artisan bread.  What are some of your favorite marinades?

Lime and Coconut Chicken
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tbsp oil
zest of 1 lime
1 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 cup coconut milk
pinch cayenne
1 small fresh hot chili, such as Thai, Serrano or Jalapeno, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Fresh limes, cut into wedges

For the marinade, mix all ingredients except chicken, cilantro, and limes.  Add chicken and marinade to a large bowl or ziploc bag and chill in the refrigerator 2-8 hours.  Remove chicken from marinade and grill (works well in the skillet with just a little oil).  While the chicken is grilling, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.  Boil continuously for at least 2 minutes, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t burn.  Sprinkle with fresh lime juice and cilantro. Serve with sauce on the side or drizzled over the top.

Recipe Source: Chaos in the Kitchen

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Britt June 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Wow looks and sounds fantastic! :)


2 Heather or Kitchen Concoctions June 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I’m always looking for new chicken recipes and this sounds superb!


3 Melanie June 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Mindy–you have the best marinades! This sounds fantastic!


4 Julie July 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I made this and it was absolutely delicious! We all loved it and I put it in the box with the “keeper recipes”. Yum yum!


5 Julie July 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm

This was so good! I was a little skeptical because I don’t usually care for curry, but oh my was it delicious. We made the coconut rice recipe that I got from this blog and they went together fabulously. Thanks so much!!


6 Jennifer February 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

We love it! I was searching for a new addition to our weekday dinner menu and came across this recipe. It sounded interesting so I gave it a try. I was a bit worried that my 12 year old son wouldn’t like it because of the curry. Boy was I wrong. He ended up eating three servings in minutes. Thank you!


7 Tina March 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

made this tonight for dinner and all I can say is Fantastic! My family loved it and my picky 15 year old daughter practically licked the sauce off the plate. Thanks!


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