Brazilian Chicken with Coconut Milk

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This simple chicken in a vibrant coconut milk sauce will fill your kitchen with the enticing aromas of South American cooking. It's great served over pasta or rice.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk

  • 1 bunch chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cumin, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and coriander. Place the chicken in the bowl, season with salt and pepper, and rub on all sides with the spice mixture.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken in the skillet. Cook 10 to 15 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet. Cook and stir the onion, ginger, jalapeno peppers, and garlic 5 minutes, or until tender. Mix in the tomatoes and continue cooking 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk. Serve over the chicken. Garnish with the parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
20g Fat
12g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 38mg 190%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 625mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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