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Creamy Coconut Skillet Chicken

This Easy Skillet Coconut Chicken and Rice is super easy and perfect for a weeknight!
Let’s talk honestly here. Have you noticed how “quick” and “family friendly” meals tend to be bland, tasteless and full of overly processed foods? Just because you want to cook dinner in under an hour and have your kids actually eat it (instead of play with it), why does that mean you have to sacrifice nutrition and taste? Well, I don’t think you should!
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One Pan Coconut Chicken and Rice is kid friendly and perfect for a weeknight!
It might come as a huge surprise to them, but children can learn to love food that isn’t chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese. I know, huge shocker, right?!
As a mom who also loves eating good food, I refuse to sit by and let my children dictate what we eat. Nope, not happening. That’s why I love recipes like this – super easy to prepare, made with actual real ingredients, and flavored perfectly for kids and adults alike.
Skillet Coconut Chicken with Creamy Rice
This skillet chicken makes the perfect weeknight meal. It takes just a few minutes of hands on work and then bakes for 20 minutes. Plus with real, all natural ingredients, and a taste kids actually like, how can you go wrong? Serve this with a simple side salad or veggie and you have an awesome dinner in about 30 minutes!
Coconut Skillet Chicken

Creamy Coconut Skillet Chicken

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Category: Skillet Meal
  • Method: Bake


1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 medium onion, diced

1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced

1 (15oz) can coconut milk

1½ cups chicken broth

1½ cups white rice, uncooked

½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

2 green onions, diced

2 limes

cilantro for garnish

salt and pepper, to taste

olive oil


Preheat the oven to 400F.

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a oven proof dutch oven over medium heat.

Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste on the chicken and place in the pan.

Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, then remove from pan and set aside.

Add the onion and ginger to the pan and heat until tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Pour the coconut milk and broth into the pan, add the rice and stir.

Nestle the chicken into the rice broth and sprinkle with the coconut.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked.

Sprinkle the green onion and cilantro on top and then squeeze lime juice all over everything.

Serve with extra lime wedges and enjoy!


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This skillet Coconut Chicken is a perfect weeknight meal. Just 30 minutes worth of work, real ingredients, and and a taste kids actually like!

1 Comment

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    Ginger Coleman
    April 11, 2016 at 3:41 AM

    My entire family enjoyed this skillet dinner! It was fairly easy to make, very tasty, and easy to clean-up. Definitely a keeper!

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