Chicken breast chunks are marinated in ginger and lime, stir fried with sesame oil and honey, then served with coconut rice. A simple recipe with not too many ingredients, but the taste is an eye-opener!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Directions

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  • In a glass bowl, mix chicken breast cubes with lime juice, lime zest, and grated ginger. Let marinate for about 20 minutes.

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine the coconut milk and sugar over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer. Stir in the jasmine rice, reduce heat to low, and cook tightly covered for about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat and fluff rice with a fork; cover, and keep warm.

  • In a large skillet or wok, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and marinade. Stir fry until the chicken is nicely browned, about 3 minutes. Drizzle the honey onto the chicken and continue to stir-fry for another minute or so, being careful not to let the honey burn. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with coconut.

  • Serve hot with the coconut rice on the side.

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Nutrition Facts

660 calories; 31.2 g total fat; 104 mg cholesterol; 117 mg sodium. 53 g carbohydrates; 43.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2007
This was a pretty good dish. I really liked the idea of all the flavors together. Some things to note- you should stir the rice once or twice while it's cooking so it absorbs all the coconut milk or else it will burn around the edges. Don't cook the chicken until it "browns" it will be overdone. The dish is very colorless... I would recommend adding some red pepper flakes cashews a lime twist and/or even cilantro. I really liked the coconut rice. YUM! Also I would recommend marinating the chicken longer than 20 min for it to soak up that good flavor. I will try this again with those changes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2010
The lime was definitely too strong. I would go wtih 1 lime. Also there is a photo with red or orange peppers (I think) and some kind of herb and I tried to copy that because it definitely needs something more than what the recipe calls for. As is the lime is overwhelming and it's really quite plain. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2007
This was a pretty good dish. I really liked the idea of all the flavors together. Some things to note- you should stir the rice once or twice while it's cooking so it absorbs all the coconut milk or else it will burn around the edges. Don't cook the chicken until it "browns" it will be overdone. The dish is very colorless... I would recommend adding some red pepper flakes cashews a lime twist and/or even cilantro. I really liked the coconut rice. YUM! Also I would recommend marinating the chicken longer than 20 min for it to soak up that good flavor. I will try this again with those changes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2007
This was a pretty good dish. I really liked the idea of all the flavors together. Some things to note- you should stir the rice once or twice while it's cooking so it absorbs all the coconut milk or else it will burn around the edges. Don't cook the chicken until it "browns" it will be overdone. The dish is very colorless... I would recommend adding some red pepper flakes cashews a lime twist and/or even cilantro. I really liked the coconut rice. YUM! Also I would recommend marinating the chicken longer than 20 min for it to soak up that good flavor. I will try this again with those changes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2008
This was a great dinner and very easy!! The coconut rice (which I made with brown rice) was excellent. In the future I'll make it with one lime instead or marinate it for just 15 minutes it was a little too acidic for me. Overall it was great! I agree with others that the ingredients are best when eaten in the same bite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2008
This is an absolutely amazing blend of flavors...I ate WAY too much! I'm not a big coconut fan so did not sprinkle flaked coconut on top but thought the mild flavor in the rice was just right. I also sauteed some sweet red bell pepper with the chicken for added color and garnished with cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2007
This was a fun meal! I really enjoyed all of the flavors together- I think it's important to have the rice and chicken together in the same bite. If you eat the rice alone it's a little bland (hence the 4 stars instead of 5). I used brown rice as usual and just cooked twice as long. Thanks to the reviewer who suggested stirring the rice a few times during cooking. I think mine would have burned otherwise. The amount of lime was perfect- I would have been good with even more. I added a sprinkle of salt to the chicken as it was marinating. My kids loved the chicken- they both asked for seconds! They didn't like the rice though. We had this with plain broccoli. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2007
Delicious! So much flavor! I made the coconut rice a little differently. I used 1/2 tsp. of tumeric to give it a beautiful golden brown color. Otherwise did everything this same. I've made many chicken recipes off this site and my husband said this is his favorite so far. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2007
This was pretty good though a little heavy on the lime. If I make this again I will use the juice from only 1 lime. Also I only had 1 Tbls of ginger but it seemed like a good amount. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2010
The lime was definitely too strong. I would go wtih 1 lime. Also there is a photo with red or orange peppers (I think) and some kind of herb and I tried to copy that because it definitely needs something more than what the recipe calls for. As is the lime is overwhelming and it's really quite plain. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2008
Very good! I like the "lime-est" of the dish. Visually not very appealing so we thought that next time we would add some chopped mango and a little bit of cilantro to give the beige dish some color! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2009
Pretty decent overall. I did notice that the chicken wasn't about to brown with all the juices and the marinade so I had to drain it several times as I cooked it. Also the ginger seemed to give it a slightly powdery texture which I wasn't too fond of. I browned the coconut in a little butter before I sprinkled it on at the end. I think it was a great touch. Pretty tasty and a good dish overall. I'll make it again and try tweaking it a little. Read More
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