August 18, 2010

summer eats

Interested in a new, tropical, summer meal
that is fresh and healthy?

Well I have just the recipe for you.

chicken with coconut sauce

This is definitely one of our Brookes Family go-to meals

Here is what you'll need:

1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk (not non-fat)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( I like to use strips)
coarse salt and ground pepper
2 jalapeno chiles
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
cooked white rice (or brown)

1. In small saucepan, bring coconut milk to gentle simmer: cook until thickened and reduced to 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat grill to high; oil grates. Rub chicken all over with oil; season generously with salt and pepper.
Place chicken and jalapenos on grill; cover. Cook turning occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and jalapenos are blackened all over, 12-16 minutes.

3. Transfer chicken to platter; keep warm. Peel skin off jalapeno, remove ribs and seeds; transfer to blender. Add reduced coconut milk, lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Blend on high speed until smooth.

4. Slice chicken and place over or next to rice. Spoon coconut sauce over the top. Serve with lime wedges for added drama.


I paired mine with an easy caesar salad in a bag (soccer night).

What is one of your go-to meals for this summer?

I'd love to hear about it.
As usual, thanks for visiting.


  1. Mine is grilling a huge pack of chicken all at once and putting it in things like fettucini, tacos, a sandwich on bakery bread, chicken salad, etc. I love my grill.

  2. love coco chicken!! Thanks for reminding me of this recipe.