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Ginger-Coconut Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Ginger-Coconut Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Ginger-Coconut Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by imtesla

Makes 4 servings



The wonderful flavors of southern India - coconut milk, dried Thai chiles and coriander seed - provide a pleasant punch to a basic chicken breast. Although the ingredients look exotic, this is a deceptively easy dish you'll be proud to serve to guests. Feel free to use different cuts of chicken, bone-in or boneless; just adjust the cooking time accordingly. You can also grill the chicken.

Recipe Ingredients for Ginger-Coconut Chicken

1 tablespoon yellow split peas
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon chilis
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups chicken breast

Recipe Directions for Ginger-Coconut Chicken

  1. 1. Toast split peas, coriander seeds and chiles in a small skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until the split peas turn reddish-brown, the coriander becomes fragrant and the chiles blacken slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool for 3 to 5 minutes. Grind in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle until the mixture is the texture of finely ground pepper.

  2. 2. Combine coconut milk, ginger, garlic, cilantro, salt and the spice blend in a shallow glass dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

  3. 3. Preheat broiler. Coat a broiler-pan rack with cooking spray. Place the chicken (including marinade) on the rack over the broiler pan. Broil chicken 3 to 5 inches from the heat source until it is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 4 to 6 minutes per side.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 184.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
329
Calories from Fat
113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.6g
19%
Saturated Fat
7.9g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
422mg
18%
Potassium
534mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
6.9g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
45.6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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