Honey Garlic Chicken with Coconut Rice

Published on Jun 30, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

8 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 4
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Today I am sharing one of my favourite weeknight dinners, Honey Garlic Chicken with Coconut Rice. Garlicky, gingery and a little sweet and spicy pan seared chicken baked with creamy coconut rice. For added flavours and textures, some green beans and fresh corn off the Cobb.

This Honey Garlic Chicken with Coconut Rice is perfect for busy weeknights when you are looking for something quick, flavourful and a little more special than a simple chicken dinner.

This chicken dish has a mix of Thai flavours, the rice has a lovely coconut flavour, and all the ingredients are naturally gluten-free.


honey garlic chicken with coconut rice


The honey garlic chicken recipe details.

First, you will need only one skillet…isn’t that great! The chicken is briefly marinated with olive, oil, garlic, honey, ginger and chopped jalapenos. While the chicken is developing flavours prepare the veggies.

To start, sear the chicken in a little butter, then add the veggies coconut milk and fish sauce. The fish sauce is what gives this dish saltiness and extra flavour.

Briefly cook the chicken with veggies in coconut milk, then add the lime juice, lime zest, shredded coconut and rice. The dish is ready for the oven. See how easy this honey garlic chicken with coconut rice recipe is! I like to bring parts of the chicken pieces to the top of the rice, so they crisp up beautifully.

When I serve this chicken dinner, I like to add extra flavours → so fresh basil, green onions and more fresh lime juice. Making it an all round delicious meal and the best part, this meal is super easy to put together.


honey garlic chicken with coconut rice



What I love about making this chicken dinner you can change up some of the ingredients. For the veggies, I used fresh in season young tender green beans and freshly picked corn.

However, you can use just about anything you like. Carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms, squash, broccoli, kale…should I keep going?

I would recommend that you do not add more than two veggies. Otherwise, it will take away from the creamy coconut taste.

I always use bone in chicken for one skillet dinners. The bone-in chicken makes the sauce more flavourful, so you don’t have to add chicken broth. But if you like, you can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, and change the water to broth.

I also added some shredded coconut, if you don’t have any, no problem. But the shredded coconut does make this chicken meal extra special.

If you like Thai food, have a look at our gluten-free Thai recipes. I especially love the Easy Thai Cashew Chicken Ramen 🙂

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