Chicken In Coconut Sauce


This chicken in coconut sauce dish is a delicious recipe from Indonesia. The coconut adds a creamy taste to the chicken!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream of coconut

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed


  1. Mix cream of coconut with hot water until smooth and well blended; set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; place chicken breasts into hot oil and fry until golden brown but still pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken breasts to a paper towel-lined plate; sprinkle with lemon juice, ginger, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

  3. Place onions and garlic into the skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Return chicken breasts to the skillet on top of cooked onions and garlic; pour coconut cream mixture over chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

716 Calories
33g Fat
76g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 716
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 70g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 546mg 12%

* 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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