Easy One Pan Coconut Lime Chicken
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Delicious One Pan Coconut Lime Chicken w/ Cilantro
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ½ Medium Onion Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 lb. Chicken Tenderloins (or Breasts)
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
  1. Place the chicken in a medium baking dish - I used this because it is flat on the bottom. You could also use a bowl.
  2. Using a salt and pepper grinder sprinkle both over the chicken, turn the chicken over and repeat.
  3. Add ½ of the can of coconut milk and the lime juice to the bowl
  4. Rub the minced garlic into the chicken meat evenly (I do this after adding the coconut milk because then the milk won't wash the garlic off the chicken)
  5. Set the bowl aside
  6. Heat a large skillet and add coconut oil
  7. Add chopped ½ onion to the hot coconut oil and sauté until translucent, about 4 minutes
  8. With tongs move the chicken tenderloins to the pan - do not discard the milk.
  9. Cook the chicken, turning over to cook evenly. When it's almost done add the coconut milk from the bowl to the pan, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. The liquid will get a bit watery as it cooks so add another ¼ of the can of coconut milk to the pan along with 1 tbsp. cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
  10. Remove from heat and serve over jasmine rice or quinoa and top with chopped cilantro for garnish.
To spice it up a bit add a jalapeño or scotch bonnet pepper.
Recipe by Emmy Cook at https://emmycook.com/easy-one-pan-coconut-lime-chicken/