Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas


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.

Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup “lite” coconut milk, (see Tips for Two)

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ½ 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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 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.

  3. Meanwhile, add lettuce, cabbage, snow peas, cilantro and onion to the large bowl with the dressing; toss to coat. Divide between 2 plates.

  4. 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.


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 Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
3g Fat
13g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Vitamin A 8724IU 174%
Vitamin C 42mg 47%
Folate 148mcg 37%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 15%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 407mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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