Coconut Chicken Recipes

Skillet Chicken with Jalapeño Lime Sauce for Soft Tacos

Skillet Chicken with Jalapeño Lime Sauce for Soft Tacos
Skillet Chicken with Jalapeño Lime Sauce for Soft Tacos
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Servings: 4 (2 soft tacos per person)
Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes

  • 6 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole jalapeno pepper, grated
  • 1 cup chicken broth*
  • 1 large lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Season the chicken tenderloins with salt and pepper on both sides.

On medium heat, melt coconut oil in a large skillet. Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken. Sear the chicken for approximately 5 minutes per side then remove from the skillet. Set aside.

Add onions, garlic, and grated jalapeno to the skillet. Saute for 2-3 minutes to soften. Then add the chicken broth, lime juice, lime zest, chopped cilantro, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir the mixture, then add the chicken breasts back to the skillet. Simmer the chicken in the sauce for 7-8 minutes, turning the chicken once or twice in this process.

Simmer the chicken in the sauce for 7-8 minutes, turning the chicken once or twice. Then stir in the heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and shred the chicken.

Serve shredded chicken on warm corn tortillas with sour cream, slices of lime, fresh salsa, and ripe pineapple.

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Split Pea Vegetable and Chicken Sausage Soup

Split Pea Vegetable and Chicken Sausage Soup
Split Pea Vegetable and Chicken Sausage Soup
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Servings: 6-8
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 10 cups homemade chicken broth*
  • 2 cups peeled and diced russet potatoes
  • 2 cups green split peas, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons Himalayan salt
  • ¾ teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ cups skinless, fully cooked chicken sausage, diced

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Recipe for homemade chicken broth here.

Heat coconut oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until soft and just beginning to brown, about 7-8 minutes. Add the carrots and celery and cook for another minute, stirring a few times.

Stir in the broth, potatoes, split peas, marjoram, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to low-medium, cover pot and simmer for 60 minutes, or until the split peas are fully cooked.

Remove the bay leaf, stir in the Parmesan cheese, and remove from heat. Puree the soup in the pot using an immersion blender or in batches in a blender or food processor (then return soup to pot).

Add the diced sausage and heat gently just to serving temperature. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed before serving.

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Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Rice

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Rice
Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Rice
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 4 hours, slow-cooker

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6-8 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup green olives, chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (or water)
  • 2 cups cooked rice

In a slow cooker, add coconut oil and onions. Place chicken thighs on top of onions and sprinkle with salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika, cinnamon, cilantro, and chili powder. Top with garlic, raisins, olives and lemon. Pour chicken broth (or water) on top of everything. Cook on high for 4 hours.

Serve over cooked rice.

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Korean BBQ Chicken Strips

Korean BBQ Chicken Strips
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons organic fermented soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1″ slice fresh ginger, minced
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken breasts and season with a little salt, pepper and chili powder. Cook on each side for about 8 minutes or until cooked through.

Add in remaining ingredients and simmer over low-medium heat for about 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Serve chicken with cauliflower rice and steamed vegetables.

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Creamy Dairy Free Coconut Zucchini Soup

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Creamy Dairy Free Coconut Zucchini Soup
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Servings: 3-4
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1.5 pounds zucchini, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1.5 cups vegetable stock or chicken broth*
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream concentrate

Make Your Own Chicken Broth:

*Chicken broth is super simple to make. Follow the recipe here.

Heat a sauce pan on low-medium heat and add coconut oil. Once the oil is hot, add ground pepper, garlic and onions. Stir immediately to avoid burning the pepper. Cook until the onion is soft, stirring intermittently. Add chopped zucchini and salt. Cover and cook until the zucchini is softened. Then add the vegetable stock or chicken broth. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.

Let it cool, then puree it using a blender, until smooth.

Transfer to the saucepan again, add in the coconut cream concentrate and stir well. Warm it slightly. Season with pepper and serve.

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Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies

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Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies
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Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 3

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large dutch oven place chicken breasts, carrots, and broccoli. In a small bowl combine all remaining ingredients except hot water. Whisk to combine and then add hot water, stirring again, a smooth consistency is desired. Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables. Cover with lid and bake for 50-60 minutes. Remove lid, sprinkle with additional black pepper and turmeric is desired, and broil for 5 minutes.

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Maple Dijon Chicken

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Maple Dijon Chicken
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3-4 chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard

In a skillet, heat coconut oil. Add in chicken strips and sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary. Sauté for about 10 minutes.

Flip chicken strips and add in onions and garlic. Saute for another 10 minutes or until chicken strips are cooked through.

Pour in maple syrup and dijon mustard. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes to warm and caramelize sauce. Serve.

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Dairy Free Thai Red Chicken Coconut Curry

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Dairy Free Thai Red Chicken Coconut Curry
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 cups coconut milk*
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3-5 brocolli florets
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped

Thai Gravy:

In a medium bowl combine red curry paste and fish sauce with fresh coconut milk. Stir well, until smooth.

Chicken:

Heat a pan on medium high heat. Add oil and fry chicken pieces along with some black pepper for about 5-6 minutes or until tender. Remove chicken to dish along with liquid released by chicken.

Curry:

Use the same pan. Wipe it clean with a paper towel then add a tablespoon of oil and sauté grated ginger and garlic for a minute. Add onions and sauté until onions become translucent. Add broccoli florets and sauté for a minute. Now add carrots and thinly sliced red and yellow bell pepper. Mix well and cook the vegetables covered for 2-3 minutes. Remove the cover and add cooked chicken. Mix well. Cover again and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the prepared Thai gravy. Sprinkle red chili powder and mix. Let it come to a boil. Keep the heat low and let it simmer for 5 more minutes. Add curry powder and mix well.

Sprinkle chopped cilantro, mix well and remove from heat. Serve with rice.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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