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Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas

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Double the flavor, halve the work—simply by using the same tangy combination of coconut milk, lime juice and brown sugar for both poaching the chicken and dressing the salad. Crisp romaine lettuce, cabbage and snow peas add freshness and an irresistible crunch.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Good, but not great. The various flavors didn't seem to meld. One bite tasted of cilantro, another tasted of coconut, another of cabbage, etc. I normally avoid adding salt to my food, but this time I felt it was necessary to do so. "
Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas Recipe

11 Reviews for Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas

09/19/2013
Anonymous
Good, but too much work for the result

If made differently, this could have been a really flavorful and quick meal. It's essentially poached chicken with a salad and vinaigrette-style dressing.

It needs a LOT more salt than the recipe calls for, though to be fair I didn't officially measure the salt. Adding salt later was easy enough, so you don't lose anything by following the recipe amount.

I will make it again, but I'm going to make the sauce a day ahead. I used full-on coconut milk which has a decent amount of coconut oil in it that doesn't mix well at room temperature. I will be heating it up, blending it, then chilling it. I'll buy a salad mix and grill the chicken. This could easily be done in half the time

Tangy, limey and coconuty
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02/26/2013
Seriously meh.

I made this for my husband and I for dinner; we are always looking for quick, healthy meals with different flavors. When I mixed up the sauce it tasted very bland; deciding maybe I just hadn't given it a proper chance. So on a second attempt I reviewed other readers' suggestions and added ginger, hot sauce, and toasted sesame oil. These additions definitely improved the flavor, but then they masked the coconut and lime enough that it might as well not have been there. We ate the salad both times, but have agreed that while it was edible, it wasn't the taste explosion we were looking for.

Easy
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11/12/2011
Anonymous
Quick and Easy - something different from the everyday

I added 1 Tbsp of toasted sesame oil, 1/2 tsp Cayenne powder, 1/2 tsp of fish sauce, handful of bean spouts and about 2 tsp powered ginger to the sauce (no red onion on hand). I let the chicken marinade first for about 1 hour in the glass dish. Cooked about 40 min at 400.
Slice thin - easy and different dish from the everyday.

Easy -
Yum!
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07/14/2011
Good, but needs a little extra something

I added 1 Tbsp of toasted sesame oil, 1/2 tsp chili sauce, and about 2 tsp grated fresh ginger to the sauce. I sliced the chicken first and let it marinade in the sauce in the glass pan (minus the reserve) for about 1 hour before cooking it. Other than that I followed the directions and it was delicious! Will definitely make this again.

Great base recipe
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08/30/2010

Good, but not great. The various flavors didn't seem to meld. One bite tasted of cilantro, another tasted of coconut, another of cabbage, etc. I normally avoid adding salt to my food, but this time I felt it was necessary to do so.

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