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Coconut Lime Skillet Chicken | The Recipe Critic

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Skillet seared chicken drenched in an easy, but delicious, creamy coconut lime sauce and baked to perfection.

Coconut lime skillet chicken with fresh cut limes on the side.

Let’s talk about chicken thighs for a minute. They are low cost. Easy to prepare. Hard to ruin. And so versatile. But sadly, I forget about them far too often. And that is a true shame because midweek meals around here can be hectic and crazy, and chicken thighs are easy. So easy.

Chicken being seared.

I make these amazing Thai Peanut Skillet Chicken thighs, that are intoxicatingly delicious. And it made me want to try new sauces and the first thing that popped into my head was coconut lime! I love the combination of coconut and lime. And the song. But that is another story.

Chicken being seared in a frying pan with fresh cut limes on the side.

Anyway, I knew I wanted to try a coconut lime sauce, and that it needed something extra special. At first I tried for a sticky sauce, but with the creaminess of the coconut, I just couldn’t get it to turn out right. So then I tried a few other combinations. Eventually, after adding some ginger and increasing the amount of lime I got it right, and this sauce is a mild, not hit you over the head flavors, but it tastes amazing, and is fantastic for chicken thighs. Plus it whips up in seconds, so it is perfect for those nights when you are short on time but want something tasty.

Coconut lime skillet chicken in a nice decorative bowl.

Be sure to use coconut cream in this sauce, not coconut milk, or cut down on the chicken stock. The cream is thicker, and will help the sauce stick to the chicken a little better.

See also  Chicken Satay

If you love Chicken, and want other easy ways to prepare it, check out this Zesty Chicken Marinade!



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