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30 minutes Creamy Coconut Chicken

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Indulge in this sumptuous Creamy Coconut Chicken, a tropical culinary delight that is not just delicious, but also boasts health benefits. This 30-minute recipe is a fusion of flavors that brings the freshness of coconut milk and the succulence of chicken to your plate, ensuring a taste that your palate will cherish.

Why Do People Love Cooking This Recipe?

People adore this recipe for several reasons. Firstly, it’s quick and hassle-free; with just 30 minutes, you have a perfect meal. The combination of coconut milk and chicken creates a creamy, rich taste that is irresistibly good. Coconut milk, which is used extensively in Thai cuisine, has gained global popularity. This recipe resonates with those who enjoy experimenting with international flavors. Additionally, it’s a fantastic option for those looking to strike a balance between taste and health. The ingredients are easily accessible and the recipe is versatile – you can tweak it to your liking by adding vegetables or using different types of proteins.

Why Is This Recipe Healthy?

I find this recipe to be nutritionally rich. Coconut milk is a good source of lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties and can support the immune system. The use of olive oil, a monounsaturated fat, is beneficial for heart health. Chicken is an excellent source of protein, which is essential for muscle building and repair. Moreover, the inclusion of ginger, garlic, and lime provides antioxidants and vitamin C which are good for boosting immunity and maintaining skin health.

Who Can Eat This Recipe?

This recipe is perfect for almost everyone. It’s particularly suitable for those on a gluten-free diet. However, as coconut milk is high in fats, individuals watching their fat intake or those with nut allergies should consume it in moderation.

This Creamy Coconut Chicken recipe is an epitome of flavor and nutrition coming together to create a delightful meal. It’s a great way to escape to a tropical paradise without leaving your kitchen. With its easy preparation and health benefits, it’s an excellent choice for family dinners, gatherings or just to treat yourself with a scrumptious and wholesome meal.

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30 minutes Creamy Coconut Chicken Recipe Details

30 minutes Creamy Coconut Chicken Recipe Details

amelia-taylor
prep time
15 minutes
cooking time
15 minutes
servings
4
total time
30 minutes

Equipment

  • Large frying pan or skillet

  • Spatula

  • Cutting board

  • Knife

  • Zester

  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients

  • 500g boneless chicken breast, cut into pieces

  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander for garnish

  • 1 lime for zest and juice

Instructions

1

Start by marinating the chicken in lime juice, curry powder, and salt for 15 minutes.

2

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

3

Add onions to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

4

Add garlic and ginger, cook for an additional 2 minutes.

5

Add the marinated chicken to the pan, and cook until it’s browned and cooked through.

6

Pour in the coconut milk and bring the mixture to a simmer.

7

Let it simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens.

8

Garnish with fresh coriander and lime zest.

9

Serve hot with rice or naan.

Notes

Marinate the chicken in lime juice, salt, and curry powder for 15 minutes before cooking. This tenderizes the chicken and allows the flavors to penetrate. Use full-fat coconut milk for the creamiest texture. Additionally, to enhance the dish's aroma, sauté the onions until they are golden brown before adding garlic and ginger. Lastly, garnish with fresh coriander and a sprinkle of lime zest for that extra zing.
Amelia Taylor
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A creator of healthy recipes, dedicated to nourishing your body with delicious and nutritious meals.
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