Thai Coconut Chicken

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 255 kcal
Thai Coconut Chicken is a easy dinner recipe made with coconut milk, broccoli, ginger and more flavorful spices. Dinner is ready in just 20 minutes!


  • 3-4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch or flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion cut into eighths
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced or grated
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced or grated
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot chili sauce more or less depending on taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro roughly chopped, optional
  • 1 Fresh lime wedges
  • Lime Coconut Rice


  1. Remove excess fat from chicken breasts and cut into strips.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix corn starch, salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in the mixture, covering the majority of each piece.
  3. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add chicken and discard remaining flour mixture. Turn frequently until cooked evenly, about 7-8 minutes. Remove chicken onto a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.

  4. In same pan (without cleaning it out or turning down heat), add onions, garlic and ginger. Cook until onions start to soften, approximately 2 minutes. If there is little to no oil left, add an additional teaspoon.
  5. Add coconut milk, broccoli florets, hot chili sauce, sugar, lime juice and cilantro, cooking for another 3 minutes.

  6. Return cooked chicken to the mixture. Toss to coat. The corn starch chicken will thicken the sauce. Cook over medium heat for an additional 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes before serving. The sauce will continue to thicken as the temperature decreases.

  7. Spoon rice into a serving bowl, top with chicken and sauce. Garnish and serve with fresh lime wedges to squeeze over top.
  8. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how you liked it! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Thai Coconut Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 408mg18%
Potassium 542mg15%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 51.3mg62%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.