Coconut-crusted lime chicken

Coconut-crusted lime chicken

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


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



    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


  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.

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Petite Risa
21st Feb, 2015
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
22nd Aug, 2014
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
8th Jul, 2014
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.
21st May, 2014
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.
21st May, 2013
This was so simple and tasty! Can't recommend enough
2nd Apr, 2013
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
26th Mar, 2013
going to try this and will add in some breadcrumbs for a bit of crunch
21st Jan, 2013
I used breast.
4th Aug, 2012
Delicious! Will make this again
8th Jul, 2012
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.


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