Menu
Coconut-crusted lime chicken

Coconut-crusted lime chicken

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(39 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal316
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein41g
  • salt0.49g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • zest and juice 2 limes, plus extra wedges to serve

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 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

Method

  1. 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.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (46)

ordonnel's picture
2.5

An acquired taste. It was too dry to have with rice but was much nicer the next day served cold with salad.

Lcrawford1's picture
1.25

We all found this very dry even with the mango chutney. I won't be making it again.

catelee2u's picture
5

Made it with chicken breasts for my Son and he loves it and I love it because its so quick and easy to prepare.

mouse38's picture
5

Another delicious and easy recipe from BBC Good Food! Used mild chilli powder, but will use mild curry powder too next time as it was a bit spicy for my youngest. As other people have said the mango chutney really compliments the flavours of the chicken - don't try without it!

Petite Risa's picture
5

Very tasty, juicy chicken - works with breasts just as well. I just mixed the coconut into the marinade and rubbed it all over the chicken. That made the coconut stick quite well and covered all the chicken (also meant all the yummy marinade made it into the dish!). Would definitely make this again!

Petite Risa's picture
5

Very tasty, juicy chicken - works with breasts just as well. I just mixed the coconut into the marinade and rubbed it all over the chicken. That made the coconut stick quite well and covered all the chicken (also meant all the yummy marinade made it into the dish!). Would definitely make this again!

Petite Risa's picture
5

Very tasty, juicy chicken - works with breast just as well. I just mixed the coconut into the chicken with the marinade and rubbed it all over. Got the coconut to stick a bit more and made it go further (also meant all the yummy marinade went into the dish). Would definitely make this again!

Petite Risa's picture
5

Very tasty, juicy chicken - works with breast just as well. I just mixed the coconut into the chicken with the marinade and rubbed it all over. Got the coconut to stick a bit more and made it go further (also meant all the yummy marinade went into the dish). Would definitely make this again!

Petite Risa's picture
5

Very tasty, juicy chicken - works with breast just as well. I just mixed the coconut into the chicken with the marinade and rubbed it all over. Got the coconut to stick a bit more and made it go further (also meant all the yummy marinade went into the dish). Would definitely make this again!

Petite Risa's picture
5

Very tasty, juicy chicken - works with breast just as well. I just mixed the coconut into the chicken with the marinade and rubbed it all over. Got the coconut to stick a bit more and made it go further (also meant all the yummy marinade went into the dish). Would definitely make this again!

skerries's picture

Very tasty I have done it with chicken pieces as a starter and with full breasts as a main. Better smaller pieces as big can dry out But well worth doing

bandcamper's picture
3.75

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
5

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
5

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

malta-eat's picture
5

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

Skye168's picture

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

angel290385's picture
5

I used breast.

liezeldutoit's picture
5

Delicious! Will make this again

lizleicester's picture
5

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
4

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.

Pages

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.