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Thai Coconut Grilled Chicken

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 Thai coconut chicken will be the best grilled chicken you’ll make this summer! It’s a must make for grilling season. Chicken marinated in coconut milk, lime, curry powder, and other spices. 

Thai coconut chicken is a must make for grilling season. Chicken marinated in a mixture of coconut milk, lime, curry powder, and other spices. Fire up the grill and grill this chicken for an easy, delicious, and less mess dinner.

THAI COCONUT GRILLED CHICKEN RECIPE

I am a sucker for any recipe that calls for coconut milk. Add in some fresh lime + curry powder and it’s basically guaranteed to be an instant hit. 

Once summer and the warm temperatures hit I always crave grilled chicken. This thai coconut chicken is my absolute favorite (and most delicious!) way to enjoy grilling season. 

Thai coconut chicken is a must make for grilling season. Chicken marinated in a mixture of coconut milk, lime, curry powder, and other spices. Fire up the grill and grill this chicken for an easy, delicious, and less mess dinner.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts. I prefer this cut of meat because it’s leaner but you could (if wanted) try experimenting with using chicken thighs if that’s your thing. You will need about 2 pounds of chicken for this recipe which is equal to roughly 4-5 chicken breasts. 

Coconut Milk. Full-fat coconut milk is preferred in this recipe. Yes you can substitute with lite coconut milk but you won’t get that rich, creamy full coconut flavor with it. 

Curry Powder. Not all curry powders are the same. I use the basic brownish colored curry ginger by McCormick Spice. 

Lime Zest & Lime Juice. Please use a real lime. Not lime juice from a bottle. Be sure and zest it before squeezing the juice out. 

Brown Sugar. I think this is a very necessary ingredient when making Thai dishes with strong flavors but you can reduce this if wanted. 

Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce. Make sure you are buying and using the reduced-sodium soy sauce. If not, the dish will definitely be way too salty.

Thai coconut chicken is a must make for grilling season. Chicken marinated in a mixture of coconut milk, lime, curry powder, and other spices. Fire up the grill and grill this chicken for an easy, delicious, and less mess dinner.

MY TIPS FOR MAKING THIS RECIPE

  • Use fresh lime zest & lime juice. Not the bottled stuff!
  • If wanted, set aside 1/2 cup (give or take) of the marinade before adding the raw chicken. You can use this reserve sauce to brush over the chicken when it’s grilling or use it as a sauce to drizzle over the grilled chicken when serving. I prefer my grilled chicken on the drier side so I never reserve the sauce, but you can if that’s what you prefer. 
  • It’s best to marinate overnight but as long as the chicken is in the fridge for at least 8 hours then it will be good to go. The longer it marinates the better!
  • I love to make some coconut rice or my cilantro lime rice to serve alongside with this grilled chicken. 
Thai Coconut Grilled Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Marinade Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 18 mins
 

Thai coconut chicken will be the best grilled chicken you'll make this summer! It's a must make for grilling season. Chicken marinated in coconut milk, lime, curry powder, and other spices. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, grilled chicken, thai coconut
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2-3 pounds)
  • 1 can (15 oz) coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • zest & juice of 1 lime
Instructions
  1. Add chicken breasts into a gallon size Ziploc bag. Add the remaining marinade ingredients and close the bag. Use your hands to squish and mix everything until the chicken is coated.

  2. Let refrigerate and marinate for at least 8 hours or overnight.

  3. When ready, fire up the grill and cook the chicken until it's up to temperature.

Recipe Notes

You can find coconut milk by the other Asian type ingredients in the store. The soy sauce aisle. Sometimes you can also find it in the baking aisle.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Carlee
    August 18, 2015 at 8:04 am I know, picking a favorite is hard! No olives for me, otherwise I am willing to try it. I do like this flavor combo for sure. The coconut jasmine rice sounds wonderful too!!!
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      Together As Family
      August 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm Jasmine rice is my favorite. I use it for everything :)
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    Easy Sesame Noodles - Together as Family
    May 27, 2016 at 5:13 am […] you want a really good chicken marinade then try this THAI COCONUT LIME GRILLED CHICKEN recipe. It’s our favorite way to grill […]
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    Liz
    May 27, 2016 at 10:30 am Sounds so nice as written. Thank you.
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