Coconut chicken

Coconut chicken
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For the coconut chicken lovers in this world, prepare for a treat! This fantastic recipe is a healthy and hearty meal for those with an appetite.

Before cutting up your chicken, decide on a grain or noodle to add to your dish. We like to use short grain, organic brown rice. However, quinoa works just as well. For a treat, I may cook white or brown rice noodles, (the thin, vermicelli style noodles from the Ethnic aisle in your grocery store). They are extremely quick and easy. If using brown rice, use a rice cooker and begin cooking before preparing your dish, that way your rice will be ready as soon as you’re finished your dish.

Coconut Chicken
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
  1. 2-4 chicken breasts, (depending if you want leftovers for the next day)
  2. chicken broth
  3. 2 tsp lime juice, (fresh or from the bottle)
  4. 2 tsp fish sauce
  5. 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  6. Sea salt and pepper, (to your taste)
  7. ½ tbsp coconut oil
  8. 1 tsp cilantro, dried
  9. ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  10. ½ tsp freshly grated ginger
  11. ½ tsp freshly grated garlic
  12. 1 tsp freshly grated lemongrass
  13. 1-2 cans of coconut milk, (depending if you like a lot of extra sauce for your rice or noodles)
  1. Add ½ tbsp of coconut oil into a wok. Add grated ginger, garlic and lemon grass. Cook until
  2. the ingredients soften and aroma is released.
  3. Cut up chicken into small, bite size pieces and add to wok . Fry up the chicken until it is cooked and then add about a ½ cup chicken broth, simmer for about 10 minutes, (or until the broth has evaporated, or reduced).
  4. Add salt & pepper, cilantro, red pepper flakes, lime juice and coconut milk. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
On the side, I like to add
  1. Julienned red, orange or yellow peppers
  2. Siracha hot sauce, (Franks works as well)
  3. Shredded carrots
  4. Hot peppers, (banana or jalapenos), pickled or fresh
  5. Fresh cilantro
  6. Serve the chicken mixture over top the rice or noodles. Have the sides in separate dishes so your family or friends can customize their meal. If using thin rice noodles, be sure to follow the instructions.
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Kellie, also known as "Healthy Mom", is a passionate advocate for the saying, "not one diet fits us all". Because eating healthy can be overwhelming and time consuming, she provides clients with one on one personal coaching as well as develops monthly online meal planning programs. These programs are filled with everything you need to get cooking at home: shopping lists, menu plans, recipes, healthy lifestyle tips and full coaching support.

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