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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30th Oct, 2010
Simple but tasty.
28th Oct, 2010
I tried this last week and it is absolutely delish!
Rachel Ivy
26th Oct, 2010
Very tasty. We cooked this as a main course, served with rice, rotis, yoghurt and mango chutney. You really get the flavour of the lime coming through. We did bake 10 minutes longer, as it wasn't cooked through in the suggested 25 minutes.
26th Oct, 2010
Used chicken breast and served with rice and homemade fruit chutney. Absolutely delicious and very simple to do.
Frantic Flapjack
25th Oct, 2010
Really quick to make and very tasty. Used sliced chicken breast and served with the one pan spicy rice on this site.
18th Oct, 2010
Absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe to the letter. I did turn them half way through to brown on both sides. Served as a starter with mango chutney when I had girlfriends over for a thai themed dinner party. They went down a treat!
15th Oct, 2010
Made this the other night. Very quick, easy and tasty. Had enough left over for lunch the next day - yummy!
15th Oct, 2010
Really quick and easy to make. Literally took 5 mins to mix it all together and get it in the oven. Loads of flavour. Didn't have any chutney but served with brown rice and veg. Will make again for a no-effort midweek meal.


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