Sticky Coconut Chicken

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When I saw this recipe on Good Stuff Maynard, I knew it would be perfect for our Christmas dinner. I like to make something other than traditional ham or turkey because we eat those meals at extended family celebrations.

This chicken was a hit and luckily it was nice enough to grill out on Christmas day.

Gather up your ingredients:

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6-8 boneless chicken thighs or breasts (I used tenders)
1 cup canned coconut milk
1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. red pepper flakes

Mix these ingredients together and marinate the chicken for at least an hour. I let mine marinate several hours. Grill the chicken.

3/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbs. soy sauce
1 tsp. red pepper flakes

While the chicken is grilling, bring these ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 8-10 minutes until it reduces and starts to thicken. (Mine didn’t really thicken but it worked anyway) Glaze the chicken with the sauce during the last few minutes of grilling.

I took the suggestion on Good Stuff Maynard and used the rest of the coconut milk as part of the liquid in the rice. Very yummy!

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  1. Mommy's Kitchen says:

    That looks so good. I love cooking with coconut milk. I cant wait to try this recipe out.

  2. The Blonde Duck says:

    That looks really tasty! Yum!

  3. Coffee with Cathy says:

    What a great idea for a cooking blog! Thanks for this can’t-wait-to-try-it chicken recipe — I’m putting it at the top of the grill list.

  4. YAY! I’m soooo glad you liked it! Thanks so much for letting me know. I cannot WAIT to make that braid. I was even telling my husband about it today! 😉

  5. Nicole O'Dell says:

    Holy cow, your blog is bad for my diet! 🙂

    Everything looks so good! YUMMY!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

  6. Sandy Toes says:

    How yummy! What a great blog..that cranberry thingy below looks wonderful!
    -sandy toes

  7. Yum! I love chicken, but it often ends up dry when I cook it. I’ll bet this is nice and juicy.

    Adding this to our list of new dishes to try…

    Happy New Year!


  8. Yummy! I will have to try it!

  9. This sounds so incredibly yummy! I am definitely going to put it into my dinner menu this week. Thanks!

  10. That looks good! I love new ways to cook chicken!

  11. Malar Gandhi says:

    Recipe sounds perfect for me…coconut, chili flakes, soy….makes a good combo! Good one, nice snap too.

  12. Dee from Downunder says:

    OH! thats sounds delicious!Thanks for popping by again

  13. That looks yummo! Thanks for stopping my my blog today!

  14. kaswanson says:

    Just made this for dinner tonight. I couldn’t get the sauce to thicken either, so I sprinkled in a little corn starch and ran a whisk through it for about 30 seconds. Worked like a charm! Yummy sauce! We also put the chicken on skewers and cooked it on the George Forman. Yum!

  15. Made this tonight with coconut rice and steamed broccoli. It was really good, especially when cut up and all mixed together, stir fry like. I cooked it on our Foreman Grill and it was really quick. The sauce thickens if you let it boil enough and cool slightly.


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