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“Chicken in Coconut-Lime Peanut Sauce”

I get such a craving for Asian food sometimes. I’m not very good at cooking it myself, there’s something about the flavor combinations that aren’t intuitive to me while cooking, but are so delicious when put in front of me at a dinner table. In my recent piece for Tasty Kitchen, I featured one of my friend Marla’s recipes because it looked amazing and because her recipes are always so accessible. I thought I’d give it a whirl. Peanut sauce is always worth exploring. And I’m glad I went on that little safari.

There are two components to this recipe: the chicken and the sauce. To cook the chicken you’ll need: diced onions, diced garlic, asparagus, cubed chicken breast and coconut oil for sautéing. If you can’t find coconut oil, no problem, butter or oil will work well.

Now for the sauce, you’ll need: lime juice, cayenne pepper, red curry paste, cinnamon, stevia (or sugar), coconut milk, fish sauce, peanut butter, toasted sesame oil, and soy sauce.

Mmm, I love a good saws.

This is what coconut oil looks like. You can rub some on your body while you cook. It’s the right thing to do.

You could use all kinds of fresh veggies here… whatever is popping up in your garden really.

This dish is creamy and exotic and I love it. Serve heaping spoonfuls of it into bowls, close your eyes and pretend you’re in a far away land.

It is great warm or at room temperature.

What’s your favorite “exotic” food?

You can find the full step-by-step recipe over here on Tasty Kitchen. Enjoy!

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  1. Oh my! That looks positively yummy!!!!

  2. Georgia, that looks so delicious and comforting!

  3. Wow that looks so amazing!

  4. rub a little on body – oh well we shouldn’t be telling the world the secret of our skin :-D ha ha loved this post when I saw it on tasty kitchen. Marla’s recipes are full proof always!

  5. This dish is RIGHT up my alley. It INVENTED the alley for it to be up.


    I love Marla, and I’m making this, PRONTO.

  6. “This dish is creamy and exotic and I love it.” Thrilling.
    Thanks for sharing my globally inspired recipe with the world.

  7. this. looks. oh. so. divine. . . . yes indeedy it does!!!

  8. I’ll probably pass on the coconut oil body rub, but that peanut sause looks great!

  9. What a beautiful presentation and wonderful recipe!! Great job ladies!

  10. Would you believe that I’ve never had peanut sauce EVER?? This must be remedied.

  11. I love the peanut sauce!

  12. I could totally enjoy this every single night! A perfect umami flavor combo I say.

  13. Looks Delicious! Wonderful combination of flavors, very appetizing! :)

  14. Yes, yes, yes! I made this not too long ago and it IS delicious!!! Thanks for the reminder!

  15. What a great step by step. You’ve got me craving Asian food now!

  16. I love asian flavors as well – we must be on the same wavelength because my recipe today features peanut sauce as well!!!

  17. Delicious! I crave Asian food all the time!

  18. That sure looks yummy Georgia! No doubt, Marla’s recipes are always so drool-worthy :)

  19. yikes – this looks delicious! i love all of the ingredients and finished product makes me want to get into my kitchen and make this dish!

  20. Stunning photos my mouth literally just watered! Looks so yummy and delicious!

  21. Such a delicious dish, gorgeous photos making it very appetizing! thanks for sharing ;)

  22. I cook Asian all the time that is what i tend to lean toward mostly and probably easiest for me. This is a great recipe – very nicely done!

  23. Love the flavour pairings here and the delicious looking end result. Rub some and use some…LOL, yes indeed, the right thing to do! Love it! Great post!

  24. That looks positively divine! I love all of those flavors!!! Yum.

  25. I think I need to be better about having those things as staples! I never think to but it’s a great idea when you want to make life a bit more exotic ;)