Coconut Lime Rooster and Zucchini

Creamy, saucy, and SO flavorful, this coconut lime hen and zucchini is quick and simple! It’s good served over rice or quinoa. Yum!

I threw this easy recipe collectively one evening solely as a result of I wanted to make use of up some zucchini, and it ended up being one of many tastiest meals we ate this summer season! When a meal this scrumptious crosses your path, you drop all the things and share it with the world.

White bowl with pieces of chicken and zucchini in cream sauce over white rice.

Rooster, Zucchini, and Layers of Taste

This recipe could be very easy:

  1. Brown hen items in somewhat little bit of olive oil till golden.
  2. Repeat with the zucchini.
  3. Exponentially enhance the flavour by sautéing jalapeno (take the seeds out for excellent taste with low warmth), recent ginger, and recent garlic.
  4. Add coconut milk, somewhat contact of brown sugar, lime juice, and zest.
  5. Simmer and serve.

The flavour of the hen, zucchini, and coconut lime sauce is out of this world scrumptious!

Chicken pieces browning in pan; zucchini browning in pan.

Recent Garlic + Recent Ginger

The brilliant, recent flavors of the the garlic and ginger are important to having fun with the most effective coconut sauce this weblog has ever recognized.

For recent ginger: purchase a bit of recent ginger, reduce into 1-inch items and freeze. When wanted, pull out a knob from the freezer and grate it on a rasp grater or the small holes of a field grater (no have to peel). Ginger paste or frozen ginger cubes additionally work nicely instead of the recent ginger. I’ve seen each at Walmart and Dealer Joe’s.

Personally, I’ve taken to protecting the frozen ginger and garlic cubes readily available always. They make it so easy to get these yummy, recent flavors in a dish with principally zero effort.

Chicken and zucchini in skillet with coconut cream sauce.

Excellent for a Weeknight Dinner

This saucy coconut lime hen and zucchini makes an ideal straightforward and fast weeknight dinner.

Serve it over scorching, cooked rice or quinoa…or not. With flatbread…or not. It truly is tasty sufficient to be eaten by itself or with a pair different pleasant sides.

All you actually need to know is that it’s extremely scrumptious AND a incredible strategy to rid your counter of the backyard zucchini threatening to take over the world.

I’m pretty sure that this recipe might simply be tailored to an all-vegetable meal and/or the zucchini may very well be swapped out for a variety of different veggies, like yellow squash, cauliflower, inexperienced beans, and many others. The key is absolutely within the flavorful sauce. Deal with that a part of the recipe, and you actually can’t go mistaken!

White bowl with white rice and chicken and zucchini in coconut lime sauce.

What to Serve With This

  • Flatbread/naan (selfmade or storebought)
  • Recent fruit
Top down view of chicken and zucchini in cream sauce over white rice.

Coconut Lime Rooster and Zucchini

  • 2 to three tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 1 ½ kilos boneless, skinless hen breasts or thighs, reduce into bite-size items
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) mild or common coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (non-obligatory – see notice)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely minced (seeds eliminated for much less warmth)
  • 1 tablespoon grated recent ginger (see notice)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon recent lime juice (from about 1 medium lime)
  • Sizzling, cooked rice or quinoa, for serving
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish (non-obligatory)
  • In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, warmth 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium warmth till scorching and rippling. Pat the hen items dry with a paper towel and season evenly with salt and pepper.

  • Add the hen in a single layer (could have to cook dinner a number of batches in order to not over crowd the skillet), and cook dinner till golden and largely cooked via (the hen will proceed to cook dinner in a later step), about 2 minutes per aspect. Take away to a plate, leaving as a lot oil within the skillet as potential. Repeat with remaining hen, if wanted.

  • Add one other drizzle of olive oil to the pan and warmth over medium warmth. Add the zucchini and cook dinner till golden and scorching on one aspect, about 1 minute. Sir or flip and cook dinner one other minute or so till the zucchini is tender (however not gentle and mushy). Season evenly with salt and pepper.

  • Take away the zucchini to the plate with the hen – once more, leaving as a lot oil behind within the pan as potential.

  • Whisk collectively the coconut milk and cornstarch collectively till clean. Put aside.

  • If the skillet is dry, add a pair teaspoons of olive oil. Over medium warmth, add the jalapeno, ginger and garlic. Prepare dinner, stirring always, for 30-45 seconds. Scrape up any browned bits from the hen and zucchini.

  • Add the coconut milk combination and brown sugar. Carry to a mild simmer over medium-low warmth and cook dinner for 1-2 minutes, whisking always.

  • Add the cooked hen and zucchini again to the skillet. Stir and simmer for 3-4 minutes till the hen is cooked via and the sauce has thickened. Stir within the lime zest and lime juice. Season with extra salt, if wanted (it would most likely want it).

  • Serve over scorching, cooked rice or quinoa and garnish with recent cilantro, if desired.

Cornstarch: the cornstarch helps thicken the sauce. It may be omitted for a thinner consistency.
Ginger: I discover the simplest approach to make use of recent ginger is to freeze 1-inch items. When wanted, pull out a knob from the freezer and grate it on a rasp grater or the small holes of a field grater (no have to peel). Ginger paste or frozen ginger cubes (I’ve seen them at Walmart and Dealer Joe’s) additionally work nicely instead of the recent ginger. 
Garlic: for a barely much less recent/pungent garlic taste, 1 teaspoon garlic powder could be subbed for the recent garlic.
Coconut Milk: we’re simply utilizing common unsweetened canned coconut milk right here (not refrigerated coconut milk, coconut cream or cream of coconut). 

Serving: 1 serving (with out rice), Energy: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 30g, Fats: 7g, Saturated Fats: 1g, Ldl cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 163mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g

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