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Coconut Chicken

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Coconut Chicken

This Coconut Chicken recipe is exciting and flavorful – you can add a big green salad, and some jasmine rice to make this a great weeknight meal.

These ingredients will all come together to make one memorable meal everyone will enjoy. Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing!


Ingredients: (Servings: 4, Calories: 273)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or organic virgin coconut oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper



  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened. Add garlic and sauté for 1 more minute.
  2. Add tomatoes, chicken strips, and curry powder. Cook over low heat, stirring, for about 10-15 minutes, until chicken is thoroughly cooked and the mixture is thick.
  3. Stir in coconut milk and water, cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and garnish with basil. Serve immediately with plain rice or nutty green rice.

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Adair Lentz

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