Grilled Coconut Chicken

Ashley Muller


So this is a twist I took from a deep fried coconut breaded recipe. I wanted a healthier style of chicken and this is what I came up with. It is so moist and delish!!

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2 large
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 pinch
2 pinch
ground nutmeg
2 pinch
ground cardamom
1 can(s)
coconut milk, unsweetened
1/4 c
shredded, sweetened coconut, toasted

How to Make Grilled Coconut Chicken


  • 1Pound the chicken breast flat to about 3/4".
  • 2Sprinkle a few pinches of salt, nutmeg & cardamom to each piece of chicken, on both sides.
  • 3Place chicken flat in a Ziploc bag. Add coconut milk and let marinate 4-5 hours.
  • 4Preheat grill on high. Place shredded coconut on cookie sheet.
  • 5Put under the broiler for a few minutes, stirring often, until toasted.
  • 6Place chicken on grill and cook about 5-9 minutes on each side depending on your grill.
  • 7Remove from grill, plate, cut in half and top each piece of chicken with a bit of the toasted coconut.

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About Grilled Coconut Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy