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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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 454 kcal
Author: Erin
Ingredients
Coconut Lime Rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tbls 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 Tbls garlic minced
  • 1 Tbls ginger minced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 3 Tbls coconut oil divded
Instructions
To make the Rice
  1. Heat coconut oil in the bottom of a skillet. Stir in rice to coat. Cook over medium high heat to lightly toast the rice. 

  2. 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.

  3. Stir in lime zest and lime juice to serve.

To make the Chicken
  1. 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).


  2. 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. 

  3. Stir in the zest and 1 Tbls of coconut oil. 

  4. Serve over rice. Spoon sauce from the pan over the chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Citrus Garlic Chicken with Coconut Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.