Thai Coconut Chicken



4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 205
Fat 5.2 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Sodium 510 mg


1 cup light coconut milk
1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons Thai chile paste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 thinly sliced shallots
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon salt


Combine coconut milk, soy sauce, fresh lime juice, fresh ginger, Thai chile paste, sugar, and shallots. Reserve 1/2 cup coconut mixture; pour remaining coconut mixture in a zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken breast halves; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade in bag. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Add chicken to pan; cook 7 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with reserved coconut sauce.


Julianna Grimes,

January 2011
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