Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken
Baked Coconut Lime Chicken is a tasty weeknight meal that's made in one skillet and comes together in under 30 minutes. Chicken is pan-seared, then coated in a creamy coconut milk sauce and then baked to perfection.
- 2 lb. chicken breasts about 4 total chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, plus more for topping
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2/3 cup chicken broth
- 1 tbsp brown sugar or sub coconut sugar
- 2 limes
- 1 green onion chopped, for garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375°.
Heat a large, oven-safe skillet or dutch oven over medium heat, then add the coconut oil and olive oil.
Combine the flour and cilantro in a bowl, then dip each chicken breast into the mixture until coated, placing it directly into the hot skillet. Pan-sear the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side, or until slightly browned. Once the chicken is almost done, add the minced garlic and let it cook down for 30 seconds or so.
While the chicken is searing, mix the coconut milk, broth, sugar, and juice from 1 lime in a bowl.
Remove skillet from the heat, then pour the coconut milk mixture over top of the chicken. Place the skillet into the oven and bake the chicken for 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
Remove skillet from the oven, and drizzle the remaining lime juice (juice from 1 lime) over the chicken. Sprinkle everything with salt, pepper, extra chopped cilantro and chopped green onions and enjoy!
*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*Cook times vary depending on thickness of chicken
*Want this to serve more people? Simply slice the chicken breasts in half length-ways so you have 8 total breasts.
*To make this gluten free/Paleo, use arrowroot starch instead of all purpose flour.
*To make this Whole30, use arrowroot starch and omit the sugar in the recipe.
Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 1029mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg