Coconut Lime Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

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Clarinda
Clarinda January 22, 2021
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How To Make Coconut Lime Chicken and Broccoli

Do something new with your stir-fries with this coconut lime chicken recipe. Meat and broccoli are cooked until tender in a bright & zesty coconut sauce.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

For Coconut Lime Sauce:

  • 14ozfull-fat coconut milk,(1¾ cups)
  • ½cupchicken stock
  • 4tbsplime juice,freshly-squeezed
  • 2tbsphoney
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,grated
  • 11stalk lemongrass,peeled and grated, optional

For Stir-Fry:

  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless skinless, thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • fine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 2tbspolive oil,divided
  • 2scallions,thinly sliced with white and green green parts separated
  • 3clovesgarlic,pressed or minced
  • 3cupsbroccoli florets

For Toppings:

  • fresh cilantro,toppings
  • Thai bird chiles,thinly-sliced, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, chicken stock, lime juice, sugar, cornstarch, grated ginger and grated lemongrass until combined.  Set aside until ready to use.

  2. Season the chicken with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper.  Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat in a large sauté pan. 

  3. Add the chicken and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring and flipping occasionally, until cooked through.  Transfer the chicken to a clean plate and set aside.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the sauté pan.  Add the white parts of the scallions and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. 

  5. Pour in the sauce mixture and whisk to combine.  Let the sauce continue cooking until it reaches a simmer.

  6. Add the broccoli to the sauce and gently toss for 1 minute until it is completely coated.  Add in the chicken and toss until combined.  Remove from heat.

  7. Taste and season the dish with extra salt, pepper, lime juice and/or sugar if needed.

  8. Serve warm over rice or noodles, garnished with lots of fresh cilantro and the dark parts of the green onions, plus a few sliced chiles, if desired.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 357.43kcal
  • Fat: 26.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.24g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.91g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.85g
  • Fiber: 0.42g
  • Sugar: 6.77g
  • Protein: 19.17g
  • Cholesterol: 48.98mg
  • Sodium: 559.11mg
  • Calcium: 51.24mg
  • Potassium: 546.49mg
  • Iron: 3.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 85.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 49.04mg
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