Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A skillet dish with chicken, rice and coconut. The original calls for boneless chicken breast, but I prefer chicken thighs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large, deep skillet with lid, over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  2. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in the coconut milk, water, rice, and chicken, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, until rice is tender and chicken is cooked through.
  4. Stir the spinach into the skillet, and cook just until heated through.
  5. Sprinkle with coconut.
  6. Serve.


Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this and thought it was very tasty. Next time I make I might add a little heat.

Queen Dana June 15, 2011

This is a good basic dish with subtle coconut flavor. I loved the addition of spinach to the dish. I'm not familiar with authentic Polynesian food, and this may be an outstanding example of the cuisine. However, living in Texas, I'm used to bold and spicy flavors. So for my taste, this was rather bland.

PanNan June 13, 2011

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