Coconut-Curry Chicken Cutlets


This easy chicken cutlet recipe will help you get a healthy meal on the table in just 20 minutes. Coconut milk's creamy consistency is perfect for making quick pan sauces--no need to add a thickener.

Coconut-Curry Chicken Cutlets
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, divided

  • 1 pound chicken cutlets

  • 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon red Thai curry paste (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa

  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches if necessary, and cook, flipping once, until browned and cooked through, 1 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Remove pan from heat. Whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, coconut milk, brown sugar, curry paste and lime juice in the pan. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve the chicken with quinoa and the sauce, garnished with cilantro, if desired.


Tip: Red Thai curry paste's aromatic blend of lemongrass, ginger and chile peppers is in the middle of the road heat-wise--try green curry paste for more heat or yellow for less.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
17g Fat
27g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. chicken, 1/2 cup quinoa & 3 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 32g 63%
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Vitamin A 7IU 0%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 39mcg 10%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 60mg 14%
Potassium 168mg 4%

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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