Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday: Coconut Lime Chicken

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First off, let me start off by saying that this was a delicious recipe and my family totally loved it! Second, it’s super healthy! WHAT!?

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (I prefer the tenderloin slices, as they cook faster and hold their moisture, so I use 8 of those)
  • 1/4 t salt (I prefer the pink himalayan salt)
  • 1/4 t black pepper (I prefer fresh ground)
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1/2 of a red onion, chopped
  • 1 red chili, chopped (I actually only used half, and it was a good amount of spicy for the family)
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • the juices from one full squeezed lime
  • 1 T chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 t red chili flakes
  • 1/2 c coconut milk
  • 1 T corn starch mixed into 1 T water

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle each side of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet. img_4326
  3. Add the chicken breasts and cook until browned on each side, about 5 min. Remove the chicken and set aside on a plate, the chicken doesn’t need to be fully cooked yet. img_7365
  4. Add the chopped onion and chili pepper to the same skillet and sauté for a few minutes to soften. img_2903
  5. Add the chicken broth, lime juice, cilantro and chili flakes. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to simmer. Let simmer for about 5 minutes. img_2346
  6. Add the coconut milk and bring to simmer again for another 5 minutes. Add the starch and water. Once the sauce thickens reduce it back down to a simmer. img_3013
  7. Add the chicken back to the skillet, cover and let cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. img_3782
  8. Flip a few times to cover chicken in sauce. img_1831
  9. Serve! It is so good!!!

I had mine with spaghetti squash and baked garlic green beans! Terrific dinner!

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