A creamy one pan chicken wonder.

Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 8 Chicken pieces bone-in, I always buy the 8 pack
  • 1 T Chicken Seasoning I like Ina Paarman's Chicken Spice
  • 1 T Coconut milk
  • 1 cup Chicken stock
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 T Lime Juice
  • 1 T Coriander chopped
  • Coriander stalks chopped from the garnish
  • 1 can Coconut milk
  • 1 t Turmeric Powder
  • 1 T Cornstarch mixed with 1 T water
  • 2 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper Chopped - big pieces
  • 1 head Cauliflower Broken into pieces
  • 1/2 punnet Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 punnet Baby Eggplants halved
  • Fresh Coriander for serving
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 Fresh Chili chopped for seasoning


  1. Season the chicken with the chicken seasoning or salt and pepper.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a large pot - I use my Dutch Oven, it's BEST! Brown the chicken pieces and set aside.
  3. Saute the onion until soft and then saute the garlic until aromatic.
  4. Add the vegetables, fry a bit.
  5. Add the chicken stock, lime juice, coriander and coriander stalks. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the coconut milk and turmeric. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the slurry and mix.
  8. Return the chicken to the pot, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Simmer until the chicken has cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  9. Serve with coriander leaves and chopped chilies.

Recipe Notes

This is quite a saucy dish, I'd say semi-soupy; I like it that way.  I like the double-dinner idea of eating vegetables and chicken pieces then drinking up the saucy-soup.  However, if this is not what you like, you can half the coconut milk quantity.

This is a great winter meal, as it warms you up from the inside and if you add enough chili on after, it tingles you on the outside too - bliss.

I thoroughly enjoyed tweaking this recipe: https://www.asaucykitchen.com/coconut-lime-chicken/?utm_content=bufferbee9e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=WNMbuffer