Thai Coconut Lime Chicken

Thai Coconut Lime Chicken 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Thai Coconut Lime Chicken 150

Katie Taylor of Thornhill, Ont., was inspired to create this recipe with chicken after making it with mussels. She serves this with jasmine or basmati rice, to which she adds grated lime rind, chopped peanuts, butter, salt and pepper. Kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass are available at Asian markets and some supermarkets.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2/3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sodium-reduced chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves bruised (optional)
  • 2 lemongrass stalks bruised
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Method

In large bowl, combine 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Add chicken, turning to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.

In large skillet, toast coconut over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden, about 3 minutes. Set aside for sauce.

In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, turning once. Transfer to large baking dish; set aside.

Sauce: Drain fat from skillet; heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Fry onions until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, jalapeno and banana; cook over medium-low heat, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Add coconut milk, tomatoes, chicken stock, fi sh sauce, lime leaves (if using), lemongrass, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cayenne, turmeric and fennel seeds; stir to combine. Bring to simmer; cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Discard lime leaves and lemongrass. Stir in lime juice, sesame oil and toasted coconut.

Pour over chicken. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Sprinkle with chopped coriander. Makes 6 servings

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 1,125 mg
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 529.0
  • Total fat 39 g
  • Cholesterol 79 mg
  • Saturated fat 24 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 39.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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