Spicy Chicken With Coconut Lime Sauce

From a Tyson chicken cookbook. This recipe was a contest winner and was submitted by Melissa Gilbert of Frederick, MD. I haven't tried it yet.

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  • In a large, nonstick frypan, place oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook about 5 minutes to brown on all sides; remove from the frypan and keep warm.
  • To the pan, add onions, salsa, garlic, peppers, curry, salt, and pepper and cook about 2 minutes, stirring until onion has browned.
  • Return chicken to the pan; pour coconut milk and lime juice over the chicken and simmer on low heat about 30 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.
  • Remove and discard the peppers.
  • To serve, place rice in serving platter and then top with chicken mixture.
  • Garnish with lime slices and sprinkle with some of the grated coconut and pass the remainder.
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"From a Tyson chicken cookbook. This recipe was a contest winner and was submitted by Melissa Gilbert of Frederick, MD. I haven't tried it yet."
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  1. DogMa
    We really liked this, except I made several changes according to what I had on hand. I used 2 chicken breasts, 4 would have been better. I sliced them to brown because some one said it took longer than 5 minutes. I used yellow onion to brown and 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce since I had no salsa (also omitted red pepper since it was in there). I added chopped ginger to the coconut milk part and then the cooked chicken. Salt to cut the sweet of the chili sauce, and added my personal favorite, cilantro! About 3/4 cup of chopped cilantro. with only 4 breasts, there was lots of sauce, which as others stated, I love!. Served it all over plain rice and went back for seconds. I apologize for going so far astray from the recipe (forgot the curry and pepper) but this was great!! Thank you for the guide.
  2. SarasotaCook
    Very nice flavors, I made this for a working lunch and everyone loved it. The lunch was for 8 and I doubled the sauce. The sauce to me was the best part and their wouldn't of been nearly enough for my tastes. The sauce was really good and also over the rice as well.<br/><br/>I did use 2 breasts (bone in), cut into 1/3 pieces and then thighs 5 thighs, they were small. I am not fond of legs. I garnished with un-sweetened coconut, but lightly toasted; and also some additional scallions in the dish as well as some for the garnish.<br/><br/>Nice easy dish with lots of favor Thx for posting.
  3. colleenannford
    Wow....the house smelled so great while cooking this and after....it has a very subtle Indian flavor thanks to the curry powder but a tropical flair from the coconut and lime. It was really fabulous. I also found that I needed to brown the chicken much much longer than the 5 minutes specified. I made it exactly as the recipe indicated except I skipped the grated coconut. I can't wait to make this for company...I'll knock 'em dead with this one! Thanks!
  4. duonyte
    A flavorful dish. It did take rather longer than five min. to brown the chicken. I used a bit more green onion, reserving some tops to sprinkle on prior to serving. I also wish that there had been more sauce - I really had almost no sauce at all. Did not use the grated coconut.
  5. tara portee
    This was really good. The lime, curry and coconut flavors packed a big punch without being overwhelming. I did use green salsa. I also boned my chicken before cooking. If you like big flavors, you might want to give this a try.
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