Coconut has always been one of my favorites. The recipe that I am going to share is for Chinese coconut chicken. This Asian delicacy is a great dinner choice for many people.
Chinese coconut chicken is made with tempura-battered chicken breast pieces coated with amazing sweet and tangy creamy coconut sauce. It is really easy to make and gives you a subtle flavor of coconut along with other spices.
To make Chinese coconut chicken, marinate the chicken in a mixture of egg, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and ginger. In a saucepan, add garlic, chicken broth, coconut milk, lime juice, and cornstarch. Stir it to make the sauce. Make a flour batter, dip chicken pieces in it and fry them until golden. Pour the sauce over the pieces and garnish with coconut flakes and lime.
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Ingredients for Chinese Coconut Chicken
|Boneless Chicken Breast||1 lb.|
|White Pepper||1/4 teaspoon|
|Ginger (finely chopped)||1 teaspoon|
|Vegetable Oil||3 cups|
|Baking Soda||1/4 teaspoon|
|Garlic (minced)||1 teaspoon|
|Coconut Milk||3/4 cup|
|Lime Juice||1/4 cup|
|Lime Slices and Coconut Flakes||(for garnishing)|
How Much It Will Take?
|Preparation Time||Cooking Time||Total Time|
|10 minutes||1 hour||1 hour 10 minutes|
Chinese Coconut Chicken Recipe
- Cut the chicken and make it of consistent thickness. Place it in a shallow dish.
- In another bowl, mix an egg, 2 tsp cornstarch, salt, pepper and ginger. Pour this egg mixture over the chicken. Cover it and refrigerate for 30 minutes. In another bowl, mix 4 teaspoons cornstarch and 4 teaspoons water.
- Take a saucepan over high heat and add 1 teaspoon garlic to it. Cook it for 10-15 seconds. Now, add chicken broth, coconut milk, lime juice to it and boil it. Cook it and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Stir it about 10 seconds until it thickens.
- Heat oil in a pan. In a bowl, mix flour, water and cornstarch, 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, baking soda and salt.
- Take the chicken pieces and dip it in the flour batter and fry it for three minutes.
- Cut each piece crosswise using a very sharp knife. Place the single layer on a heated platter. Reheat the sauce over high heat and pour it over the chicken.
- Garnish the edge of the platter with coconut flakes and slices of lime.
Nutritional Breakdown of Chinese Coconut Chicken