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Ginger-Lime Chicken with Coconut Rice

Rated as 3.91 out of 5 Stars

"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

1 h servings 660 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a glass bowl, mix chicken breast cubes with lime juice, lime zest, and grated ginger. Let marinate for about 20 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve hot with the coconut rice on the side.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 660 calories; 31.2 g fat; 53 g carbohydrates; 43.8 g protein; 104 mg cholesterol; 117 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 m...

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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 need...

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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 m...

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 wa...

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...

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...

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 m...

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 need...

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.

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 c...

This is a great 'idea' for a recipe. It definitely needed something for color as other reviewers stated so I added cilantro, and red & green peppers. This recipe also goes great with curry so I ...