Easy Baked Coconut Lime Chicken

by Kristy on June 22, 2012 · 4 comments

Sometimes I feel a bit like a broken record when I keep saying this, but I love when dinner is low on effort but high on flavour. It’s what I try to do with every meal that I make because I’m just like a lot of people out there – I don’t usually have time to spend too much time cooking dinner.

I love Thai Green Curry and I wanted to come up with a way that I could just ‘set and forget’ but still get all the same great flavours. It’s so easy that I even had time to wizz up a simple paste.

I’m so pleased with the flavours in this one. It’s so zingy, limey and fresh tasting with a hint of chilli (how much you add is totally up to you) and I believe this comes from making the paste yourself. It just tastes ‘alive’ (the green paste I mean, not the chicken) as opposed to something that has been sitting around in a can or jar for years. It’s as easy as throwing a few things in a blender or processor, pouring over the chicken and baking in the oven. It really is so easy.

INGREDIENTS

2 long green chillies, seeds removed (or as many as you like, increase if you like it hotter or reduce to 1 if you like it mild.)

2 garlic cloves, peeled

Grated zest and juice of 1 lime

1 cup coriander leaves and stalks, roughly chopped

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1/4 cup (60ml) coconut cream

1 tablespoon brown sugar

8 skinless, bone in chicken thigh cutlets

rice and veggies to serve

 

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Get out a baking dish and have it ready.

In a small food processor, add the chillies, garlic, lime zest and juice, coriander, cumin, fish sauce, coconut cream and brown sugar. Process until smooth and flecked with green.

Place the chicken thigh cutlets in a baking dish and pour over the sauce.

Easy Baked Coconut LIme Chicken1

Bake for 45 minutes until cooked through and the sauce is slightly reduced.

Serve with steamed rice and vegetables of your choice.

Easy Baked Coconut LIme Chicken2

  • Nina Downes

    Kristie – I love your ideas – spices = YUMMY!

  • http://www.notquitenigella.com Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh this is perfect for a quick dinner and the bonus is the oven warmth! :D

  • http://heneedsfood.com john@heneedsfood

    This really is a step away from the conventional method of preparing a green curry and I bet it tastes great. When I get home from work I usually spend no more than half an hour for dinner prep so it looks like I’ll be giving this one a go. So easy!

    • http://thelifeshemade.wordpress.com thelifeshemade

      Yeah it works. I found that the flavour was really fresh and zingy doing it this way. I’m definitely going to be trying other flavour combos this way as well.

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