Coconut Cilantro Chicken and Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

I love the slight coconut taste, and came up with this after looking over a dozen recipes on here, and I felt a little more daring!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown chicken in butter over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic, and saute for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add rest of ingredients, mixing well, and simmer for 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

This recipe was a little bland for my family's taste. However, the aroma and the appearance are wonderful. I ended up adding some spices... some red pepper flakes, sea salt,paprika and garlic powder (because the cloves I put in couldn't really be tasted.) All in all, I think this is a fine recipe, but for my taste I wish the cilantro, lime and coconut flavors were a bit more prevalent. I think next time I will double the lime juice, double or triple the cilantro, double or triple the garlic, and possibly put in some flaked coconut as well. However, if you prefer mild nuances of flavor, then you should make the recipe as it is.

ckarbousky January 01, 2011

My husband said it's one of the best dishes I've ever made! I found that I needed some sweetness to when I mashed a little of my sweet potatoe into it, it was perfect! I cut back on the curry b/c I typically don't like too much curry, but I really couldn't taste it, so next time I might try what the recipe called for. I really like how easy this is to prepare! THANKS!

Stephie Biggs March 14, 2008

This was absolutely delicious. You forgot to mention anything about the just in the title. so I made my African Style Rice to go with this. Very yummy! I made this using chicken thighs as they are much more juicier. I didn't have any onions so I used onion powder and no cilantro but I had coriander powder. I did add some ground ginger, tbs of peanut butter and a few dashes of soy sauce to the sauce. What I did was make the sauce first, put it in the refrigerate to let the flavors marry together. I made the rice and then, I made the chicken, once the chicken was a nice golden brown I added the sauce and simmered on low for 10 minutes. Fabulous!!! Thank you Miss Diggy!

Phoenix Food Queen December 24, 2007

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