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Coconut Lime Chicken Skillet

This chicken was GONE.

It flew right out of the skillet, right onto our dinner plates and right into all the bellies! I actually made a double portion of what’s below because I knew my boys would love this – because they love curries, and this is basically a tamed down curry with focus on the lime and the coconut, and less on the kick and spice that comes from curry powder/paste.

It’s perfect with a side of Instant Pot Sticky Rice and some veggies or salad.


Coconut Lime Chicken Skillet

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4 persons


  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • Garnish: chopped cilantro
  • Garnish: crushed red pepper
  • Side ideas: salad and/or rice


  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  • Seed and finely chop the red bell pepper. Chop the red onion.
  • In a large skillet, add the olive oil and saute the chicken pieces for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chopped red bell peppers, chopped red onions, chicken stock, lime juice and bring to bubbling. Let simmer for a few minutes and then stir in the coconut milk. Cover with lid, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Prepare the salad.
  • Serve Coconut Lime Chicken Skillet with garnishes and side salad.