Citrus Garlic Chicken with Coconut Lime Rice

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Citrus Garlic Chicken with Coconut Lime Rice – Chicken dinner made with tons of citrus for a bright and fresh dinner. Plus rice cooked in coconut milk and toss with lime for the perfect side dish.

citrus garlic chicken with coconut lime rice on a plate

 

I love a good chicken dinner. And I think that most people do. It is just so darn easy to make. I rounded up 37 chicken recipes from the blog, so I could have them all in one place. Now I need to add this citrus garlic chicken to the list!

I have said this before, but my husband isn’t a huge fan of chicken. A piece of Honey Dijon Chicken isn’t his favorite. He would rather have more going on. Like Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki, that is more his speed.

citrus garlic chicken with coconut lime rice on a plate

But this Citrus Garlic Chicken is for me. I love lemon with chicken, it is just so bright and fresh! Plus the coconut lime rice on the side is perfect. The rice is cooked in part chicken stock part coconut milk, so it is super creamy and way better than just your average rice. Then lime juice and lime zest are added, so it gets even better!

The chicken is browned in a skillet, then you finish cooking it in a mixture of chicken stock on citrus. So it stays super moist, and the lemon and lime juice flavor the chicken. Great to make in the summer when citrus is all over, or in the winter when you want it to feel like summer!

citrus garlic chicken with coconut lime rice on a plate

The coconut lime rice would be great with just about anything. Serve this citrus garlic chicken with roasted green beans with sesame and garlic for a complete and easy dinner any night of the week.

You will have some leftover coconut milk – so here are a couple recipes you might want to try!

Rise & Shine Skinny Coffee Smoothie from In Katrina’s Kitchen
Coconut Cream Lime Cheesecake from Sugar Free Mom
Easy Coconut Curry Chicken
Coconut Curry Shrimp

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Citrus Garlic Chicken with Coconut Lime Rice - Chicken dinner made with tons of citrus for a bright and fresh dinner. Plus rice cooked in coconut milk and toss with lime for the perfect side dish.
5 from 1 vote

Citrus Garlic Chicken with Coconut Lime Rice

By Erin
Citrus Garlic Chicken with Coconut Lime Rice - Chicken dinner made with tons of citrus for a bright and fresh dinner. Plus rice cooked in coconut milk and toss with lime for the perfect side dish.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

Coconut Lime Rice

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

Citrus Garlic Chicken

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, divded

Instructions 

To make the Rice

  • Heat coconut oil in the bottom of a skillet. Stir in rice to coat. Cook over medium high heat to lightly toast the rice. 
  • Add in chicken stock and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in lime zest and lime juice to serve.

To make the Chicken

  • Heat 2 Tbls Coconut Oil in a skillet over med - high heat. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to the pan, and brown on both sides. Remove from pan (it will not be cooked through).
  • Reduce heat and add the garlic and ginger to the pan. Cook for a minute or until soft. Add in chicken stock, and the juice from the lime and lemon. Return chicken to the pan. Cover and simmer over low heat until the chicken is cooked through. 
  • Stir in the zest and 1 Tbls of coconut oil. 
  • Serve over rice. Spoon sauce from the pan over the chicken.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 321mg | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 522
Keyword: garlic chicken
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Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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