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Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas

EatingWell Serves Two

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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

Makes: 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup “lite” coconut milk, (see Tips for Two)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces chicken tenders
  • 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced snow peas
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 2 . Whisk coconut milk, lime juice, sugar and salt in an 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish. Transfer 1/4 cup of the dressing to a large bowl; set aside. Place chicken in the baking dish; bake until cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add lettuce, cabbage, snow peas, cilantro and onion to the large bowl with the dressing; toss to coat. Divide between 2 plates.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and thinly slice. Arrange the chicken slices on top of the salads. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the coconut cooking liquid over each of the salads.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: The dressing (Step 2) will keep for up to 2 days.
  • Tips for Two: Refrigerate leftover coconut milk for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Use to make extra Coconut-Lime Dressing; drizzle on sliced fresh fruit; use as some of the liquid for cooking rice; make a Pineapple-Coconut Frappe.

Nutrition

Per serving: 186 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 67 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 2 g added sugars; 29 g protein; 4 g fiber; 191 mg sodium; 473 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (140% daily value), Vitamin C (120% dv), Folate (40% dv), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 4 very lean meat



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Recipe Categories

Servings
2
Main Ingredient
Chicken
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Poach
Meal/Course
Dinner

Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
Ethnic/Regional
Asian
Thai
Ease of Preparation
Moderate
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Publication
EatingWell Serves Two

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