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Slow-Cooked Coconut Chicken Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Coconut Chicken Recipe

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One of my favorite things about this recipe is how incredible it makes my home smell. Everyone who comes by asks, "what are you cooking?" And anyone who tastes it goes home with the recipe.—Ann Smart, North Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 6 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted
  • Minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 201 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Pour coconut milk mixture over top. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with coconut and cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Coconut Chicken in Taste of Home December 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 201 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Coconut Chicken

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Try cooking whole chicken upside down(. take out wishbone first!!!! then cut down center of back and CPR crunch breast bone) dark meat juices flow into white. Then flip last 20 if cooked in oven to brown top, in slow cooker doesn't matter unless the dark meat looks like it needs juices. Try adding freshly squeezed lemon juice. Meat with bones will always taste better and half rib chicken breast wouldn't hurt. Maybe add pinch more seasoning . Add onion chopped too."

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"I love slow cooker recipes, chicken, and coconut so I expected amazing results with this recipe but it was just meh. It looked gross, despite a wonderful aroma. It was edible, but I won't recommend it or make it again."

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"It was just OK. Smelled wonderful cooking, but the flavors were bland. Wouldn't bother to make it again unless I added several spices like ginger, curry and perhaps mango chutney."

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"I made a few tweaks to the recipe and my family enjoyed it. First, I lightly salted then browned my chicken. I doubled the ingredients for the sauce, added 2T of minced fresh onion, 2tsp of fresh grated ginger. It was served over jasmine rice. I will be making it again as it is easy to make and went over well with the entire family. I would also caution and say try to use UNsweetened coconut flakes unless you want a slightly sweeter version."

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Very easy and tasty, and yes, it does smell so good while cooking!"

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