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Coconut Lime Chicken

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Coconut Lime Chicken

Check out the amazing Coconut Lime Chicken. It’s a mix of tropical and Thai tastes, great for any weeknight dinner.

Just picture this: soft chicken in a rich coconut lime sauce. And guess what? It’s dairy-free and gluten-free. Perfect for healthy eating that’s still delicious. All the ingredients are easy to get at your supermarket. This dish is like the popular Tom Kha Gai Soup, but with a unique twist.

This dish is a bit sauce-heavy, but you can tweak it to be thicker if you like. It fits many different diets. Ready to wow your family or friends? Let’s start cooking this tasty chicken meal. It’ll make your weeknight dinner special!

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Making this tasty Coconut Lime Chicken is fun with its yummy ingredients. You can choose boneless, skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs. Use avocado oil for a healthier start.

This dish smells great with onion, garlic, and ginger. For a spicy kick, add red chili or red pepper flakes. Add lime zest and juice for a tangy taste.

Rich coconut milk makes the perfect base. It goes so well with fish sauce. But if you’re out of fish sauce, coconut aminos or soy sauce can step in.

To finish, top with bright, fresh herbs like cilantro or Thai basil. The best part is, you can use dairy-free options. This way, everyone can love it at the table.

  1. Chicken breast or chicken thighs
  2. Avocado oil (or other cooking oils)
  3. Onion, garlic, and ginger
  4. Red chili (or red pepper flakes)
  5. Freshly-grated lime zest and lime juice
  6. Full-fat coconut milk
  7. Fish sauce (or substitutions like coconut aminos or soy sauce)
  8. Chopped cilantro or Thai basil


Start by preparing your ingredients. Dice the vegetables and mince the garlic. Slice the chicken breasts into even pieces. This helps the cooking go smoothly without any problems.

Use a hot skillet to cook the chicken. Sear it until it’s golden brown. This keeps the meat juicy and delicious.

Add the minced garlic and spices to the skillet next. They make the food smell amazing. Then, pour in the coconut milk. Be sure to scrape the skillet well. This makes the base for your sauce. Let it simmer gently, stirring now and then.

Put the seared chicken back in the skillet. Cook it in the coconut milk until its temp is 165°F. Check the temp with an instant-read thermometer. Right before serving, add fish sauce and lime juice. Mix and taste for seasoning.

Finally, add chopped herbs as a garnish. Use cilantro or basil. They add color and taste. Serve your Coconut Lime Chicken with rice, veggies, or cauliflower rice. This meal is sure to impress everyone at the table!

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