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Low Carb Coconut Lime Chicken

Course Dinner
Cuisine Low Carb
Keyword chicken recipes, easy dinner, Family friendly, Gluten free
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp lime juice about 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 whole red chilli finely sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk or coconut cream


  1. Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of cling wrap and flatten them to even thickness. Sprinkle each side of the chicken with salt and pepper.

  2. Melt the coconut oil in a large pan over medium high heat on the stove. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 5-7 minutes per side, or until nicely browned. Then remove from the pan and set aside on a plate. Wipe the pan with a paper towel to remove brown bits.

  3. Add a little more oil into the pan along with the chopped onion and sauté for a few minutes to soften. Add the chili, if using. Sauté another minute. Add the chicken stock, lime juice, parsley and chili flakes. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to let it simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the sauce to reduce. Add the coconut milk and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes. 

  4. Add the chicken back into the sauce, cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is to your liking.

  5. Serve with rice or cauliflower rice with the sauce spooned over the top.
  6. Add an extra sprinkling of parsley & chili for garnish and serve!

Recipe Notes

Note that the sauce is not meant to be thick and will be a creamy consistency.