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Light and Airy Skillet Chicken with Coconut Cilantro Sauce

As the summer heat calls for light and refreshing dishes, this Skillet Chicken with Coconut Cilantro Sauce stands out as an excellent choice. Infused with tropical hints of lime and coconut, this recipe provides a delightful balance of fresh and creamy flavors, making it a perfect choice for warmer evenings and casual gatherings. Let this recipe capture the essence of summer in every bite.


For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Coconut Lime Sauce:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 limes
  • 1 green onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare the chicken:
    • Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium heat and add your oils.
    • Combine flour and cilantro in a bowl.
    • Dip each chicken breast in the mixture to fully coat each side and place directly into the skillet to begin searing.
    • Sear each side for 4 minutes or until slightly browned. Add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Make the coconut lime sauce in the same pan:
    • While the chicken is initially searing, mix coconut milk, broth, brown sugar, and the juice of 1 lime in a separate bowl.
    • Remove the skillet from the heat and pour the coconut lime sauce over the chicken.
    • Place the skillet into the oven and bake the chicken for 13 minutes, ensuring the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  4. Serve:
    • Remove the skillet from the oven and drizzle the juice from the remaining lime over the chicken.
    • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cilantro, and chopped green onion.

With each bite, you can envision yourself in a sun-kissed paradise, where the breeze carries the scent of fresh cilantro and coconut. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a taste of summer, this dish is worth a try. Embrace the season with this delightful recipe and savor the joys of summertime dining!


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