Coconut-crusted lime chicken

Coconut-crusted lime chicken

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(48 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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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.
3rd Jul, 2012
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.
20th Apr, 2012
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)
13th Apr, 2012
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!
31st Mar, 2012
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.
13th Mar, 2012
Easy to make and utterly delicious. Left out the chilli and received much praise for wonderful outcome. Will be back for more.
13th Jan, 2012
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!
5th Oct, 2011
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.
12th Sep, 2011
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.
12th Aug, 2011
Really nice tasty chicken, i serve with mango chutney and egg fried rice. I now make this on a regular basis


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