Lime Coconut Chicken
recipe adapted from Fine Cooking, Winter 2006
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
1/2 C coconut milk
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1/2 lime
2 Tb oil
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 Tb soy sauce
2 Tb sugar
2 tsp curry powder
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
pinch cayenne pepper
1 Serrano chili, minced (I left 1/2 of it with the seeds)
1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro
fresh lime wedges
1. If using breasts, slice the breast into 2 pieces by slicing it down the length of the breast. If using tenders, do not cut down any smaller.
2. Combine the remaining ingredients except for the fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Mix the marinade together with the chicken and allow it to marinade in the fridge for 2 hours.
3. Heat your grill or grill pan to medium-high. Once the grill is hot, cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and boil for 3 minutes.
4. Serve the chicken over rice (I love it with jasmine rice!), pour over some of the cooked marinade and add a generous squeeze of lime and cilantro on top (don’t skip out on this because it makes the dish!).