Coconut Chicken

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Coconut Chicken

Servings 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour



  • 300 g Chicken Thigh Fillets
  • 2 Tsp. Thai Yellow Curry powder or paste *See Note
  • 150 ml Coconut Cream
  • 1 Small Lebanese Cucumber
  • 50 g Tomato
  • ¼ Bunch Mint (Fresh)
  • 2 Tbsp. Hemp Seeds
  • ½ Cup Quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp. Peanuts * See Note
  • 1 tsp. Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp. White Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp. Natures Hollow Keto Honey Substitute or Honey
  • ½ Lime (Fresh) * See Note
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil



  • Finely grate the lime zest, then juice the lime.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lime zest, Thai yellow curry powder or paste, 2 Tbsp. Coconut cream, add olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken, turn to coat. * See Note.
  • Roughly chop peanuts.
  • Finely dice the cucumber.
  • Cut the tomato into small chunks.
  • Pick the leaves from the mint, discard the stems. Finely chop the mint. Set 1 tsp. aside as garnish.


  • In a medium bowl, add the chopped mint, 1 Tbsp. Lime juice, 50 ml coconut milk, soy sauce, white vinegar, honey substitute, salt and pepper to season, whisk to combine.


  • Cook the quinoa as per pkt directions add the hemp seeds. Add the remaining 60 ml of coconut cream to the warm quinoa and hemp seed mix. Stir through to combine, season with salt and pepper and cover to keep warm.


  • Heat a frying pan over medium high heat. Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes each side or until cooked through. Remove from pan, cover and rest for 3 minutes.
  • Slice the chicken.

Bringing it altogether

  • Divide the quinoa and hemp mixture, cucumber, tomato between your bowls.
  • Add the chicken and any resting juices.
  • Drizzle over the coconut dressing, scatter with peanuts and reserved mint.


Macros without Quinoa:
Calories: 2581 kcal       Carbohydrates: 5g        Protein: 47g     Fat: 44g
  • Powder or paste works well, if using powder add a little extra coconut milk to the bowl.
  • You can purchase quinoa in small tubs with a red or brown rice mix if time and effort are a premium. Just adjust your macros accordingly. Follow steps for heating, then follow on with adding coconut cream and hemp seeds.
  • Use natural honey if preferred
  • If zesting a lime presents issues, purchase the lime juice from the supermarket and sub that. Just add a drop into marinade in place of zest.
  • The chicken will benefit from marinating overnight, but if time poor, 30 mins will give you a nice taste.
Calories: 2832kcal


Serving: 1g | Calories: 2832kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 46g
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