Coconut Lime Chicken Recipe

This saucy coconut lime chicken is a nice way to switch up the usual dinner routine. It’s super customizable; and is excellent when served over basmati or jasmine rice.

Coconut Lime Chicken Recipe

Coconut Lime Chicken Recipe

Krysta
This saucy coconut lime chicken is a nice way to switch up the usual dinner routine. It's super customizable; and is excellent when served over basmati or jasmine rice.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 5
Calories 409 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (13 2/3 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest or to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespon chopped fresh cilantro or as needed
  • lime wedges
  • toasted unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. Place chicken in pan and sear until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Flip chicken over and cook until browned, 6 to 8 minutes more. Remove chicken to a plate.
  • Add onion, garlic, and ginger to the skillet. Cook until onion is softened and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often. Add in chicken stock, coconut milk, honey, Sriracha, and soy sauce. Bring mixture to a simmer, and reduce heat to low. Cook sauce for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir lime juice and cornstarch together. Stir cornstarch mixture and lime zest into the pan, and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to thicken, 5 to 8 minutes. Taste sauce, and adjust salt, pepper, honey and Sriracha amounts as needed. Add chicken thighs and any accumulated juices back to the skillet. Continue cooking until chicken is heated and cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes more.
  • To serve, sprinkle fresh cilantro over the chicken, and squeeze more fresh lime juice over the top if desired. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, if desired.

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