Coconut Chicken and Rice

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 571 calories
    • Fat 17 g
    • Sat Fat 12 g
    • Cholesterol 78 mg
    • Sodium 401 mg
    • Protein 37 mg
    • Carbohydrate 66 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 53 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 8 boneless, skinless chicken-breast halves
  2. Check 2 garlic cloves, minced
  3. Check 1/2teaspoon cayenne
  4. Check zest from 2 limes
  5. Check 3cups uncooked basmati rice
  6. Check 2cups chicken stock
  7. Check 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  8. Check 1/4cup fresh cilantro leaves
  9. Check 1teaspoon salt
  10. Check juice from 2 limes
  11. Check 1/2cup flaked sweetened coconut

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425° F. Lightly coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the garlic, cayenne, and lime zest; set aside.
  2. Place the rice in the baking dish. Combine the chicken stock, coconut milk, cilantro, salt, and lime juice and pour onto the rice. Arrange the chicken on top of the rice. Cover with foil and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove the foil, sprinkle the coconut on top, and cook 5 minutes more or until the coconut is browned.