Quick Dinner Recipe: Coconut Skillet Chicken

coconut skillet chicken

Coconut Skillet Chicken

Serves 4

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds) or firm tofu
1/4 teaspoon sea sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup red onion, sliced
1 cup vegetable stock
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (adjust to taste preference)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon corn starch mixed into 1 tablespoon water
2 cups cooked brown rice

1. Season each side of the chicken with salt and pepper.
2. In a large skillet, melt the coconut oil over a medium high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook each side for 5-7 minutes or until browned on each side.
3. In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and sauté for a few minutes to soften. Add the vegetable stock, lime juice, cilantro and chili flakes. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, continue to simmer for 5 – 10 minutes to let the sauce reduce down.
4. Stir in the coconut milk and bring to simmer again for another 5 minutes. Add the prepared corn starch and bring to a boil to thicken the sauce.
5. Add the chicken back to the skillet and let the chicken continue to cook until it is cooked through (about 5 – 10 minutes).
6. Serve over the brown rice.

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Dinner Idea: Mango Ginger Chicken

Are you in need of quick dinner ideas? Grab this delicious Mango Ginger Chicken recipe from my Olum's Cooking project. Click here for the recipe video and recipe. 

Mango Ginger Chicken - Quick and Easy! 

Mango Ginger Chicken - Quick and Easy! 

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Game Day Snack: Red Hot Chicken Fingers

Looking for an appetizer that is perfect for game day snacking? Try this Red Hot Chicken Finger Recipe with Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip from Molly's cooking project with Olum's. 

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Recipe Round Up!

here's a Few delicious and nutritious recipes For You to Try!

Freekeh, Kale, and Peach Salad

From Alex Caspero MA, RD, click here for the recipe (shared with permission)

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Cheddar, Pesto, and Tomatoes

From CabotRD, click here to view the recipe (shared with permission)

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Fingers 

A twist on my Skinny Chicken Fingers from The Skinny Rulescheck out the recipe below.

Serves 6


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders

1 cup pretzel crumbs*

4 egg whites (whip with a fork)

*Pulse the pretzels in a food processor or blender until crushed and crumbled


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Place whipped egg whites in a dish and the pretzel crumbs in a separate dish.

3. Dip ti chicken fingers into the egg mixture and then into the pretzel crumbs.

4. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, then flip each of the chicken fingers, and back for another 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly. 

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