Coconut-crusted lime chicken

Coconut-crusted lime chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Treat your friends or family to these chicken bites, delicious with mango chutney and rice - and good cold the next day too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
316
protein
41g
carbs
2g
fat
16g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
1g
salt
0.49g

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • zest and juice 2 limes, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder or garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • mango chutney and rice, to serve

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Method

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the chicken in a large bowl with the lime zest and juice, curry powder, chilli powder, if using, and seasoning. Mix well, then toss in the coconut. Place chicken on a rack sitting in a roasting tin, drizzle with the oil, then bake for 25 mins until cooked through and tender. Serve with mango chutney, lime wedges for squeezing over and rice, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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bandcamper's picture
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Quick and easy, a hit with the kids. Served with rice and vegetables for a nice midweek meal. The chicken would be nice cold too.

RosieRoseK's picture
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This is lush! And so simple to make.

One thing I nearly did wrong was add the coconut to the bowl of chicken. The recipe says "toss in the coconut", which I initially thought meant: throw the coconut in the bowl with the chicken - but it actually means: coat the chicken in coconut, like you're covering it in breadcrumbs.

Everyone else probably read it correctly, but I thought it was worth mentioning, in case anyone else reads it the same way!

Ooh and I definitely needed more than 50g of coconut - more like 75 - 80g.

sarahpickergain's picture
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This was so simple and tasty! Can't recommend enough

malta-eat's picture
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I loved this recipe and my friends have tried it and loved it too! Cooked chicken breast although I will try it with thighs next time

xxsheilax's picture

going to try this and will add in some breadcrumbs for a bit of crunch

angel290385's picture
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I used breast.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Delicious! Will make this again

lizleicester's picture
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Came back for more but this time went for the chicken drumstick version so gave it an 10 minutes. Could hardly be simpler for such a popular result.

lolaypop's picture
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It was tasty, but I wouldn't be repeating it just because it wasn't anything special. I did not find that that was enough coconut to cover all the chicken, and the underside of the chicken when being cooked got soggy. The lime gave a lovely taste and was well contrasted by the mango chutney.

kingtwig's picture
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Was ok....but definitely not that much to write home about. I would probably do it again for a quick supper for friends, but just for me, probably not :o)

kfenton01's picture
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Great change for chicken, and a great mid-week meal. I did put 1 tbs olive oil in the mix and just put the chicken on a baking tray. I also diced chicken breasts instead of using thighs and it worked just as well but didnt take nearly as long to cook so an even quicker supper! Will make again and again as the coconut just gives is a quirky lift that I would never have though of!

amarone's picture

This is extremely good. Even better than I imagined it would be. Used chicken breasts halved. Had it with couscous (cucumber, mint and lime juice). Mango chutney to serve. Would be a great meal out in the garden in summer with a glass or 3 of white wine.

lizleicester's picture
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Easy to make and utterly delicious. Left out the chilli and received much praise for wonderful outcome. Will be back for more.

swishyfresh's picture

Keep coming back to this recipe. Amazing (but messy) when done on the BBQ. But still pretty awesome just done in the oven.

We never bother to debone or de-skin because we're lazy. But agree it saves on messy-ness.

This is the sort of chicken that has me licking my fingers!

mrshollands's picture
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Really easy to make and is lovely! Made with chicken breasts as that's what I had, were just slightly dry so thighs might work better, I guess it depends on your preference. Had with Jasmine rice and mango chutney, could have done with some veg, Pak Choi would work well... am going to have again tonight with sweet potato wedges and salad.

rezala's picture
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This is a really simple dish to make and so delicious. It goes well with the one pan spicy rice (goes well with suggestion). Also served with the mango chutney and a fresh green chutney compliments to Madhur Jaffrey.

charlie21's picture
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Really nice tasty chicken, i serve with mango chutney and egg fried rice. I now make this on a regular basis

vikingpurplepenguin's picture
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Used diced turkey thigh instead. Don't have a rack so just chucked them in the roasting dish, turned out a little soggy perhaps but very nice. Had with sweetcorn rice, mango chutney, and chilli sauce.

tracypickle's picture
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delicious

josephina86's picture
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Absolute winner! Delicious, easy, pretty healthy (I used chicken breasts instead, cut into goujon sized pieces) and cheap. Def going on the regular list.

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