Coconut Lime Chicken Breasts

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Super easy and super tasty, Coconut Lime Chicken Breasts deserve a spot in your regular rotation! Enjoy them as-is or accessorize them with garnishes like chiles, cilantro, scallions, or coconut flakes.

Listen to me explain briefly about how to make these Coconut Lime Chicken Breasts, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:

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  • ⅔ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • 3 limes
  • 4 (7-8 oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the coconut milk, salt, garlic powder, and ginger.

  3. Zest 2 of the limes, then squeeze the limes to get 2 tablespoons of juice. Add the zest and juice to the coconut milk mixture. Slice the remaining lime and set aside.

  4. Put the chicken in a baking dish smooth side up. Pour the coconut milk mixture on top.

  5. Bake until the chicken is done but not yet browned, about 35 minutes, basting with the juices once or twice.

  6. Tuck the lime slices on and around the chicken. Turn on the broiler and broil until the chicken is lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

  7. Serve the chicken with the lime slices and pan juices spooned on top.