Hawaiian Coconut Grilled Chicken

17 Jan


4 boneless chicken breasts
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup coconut milk (or about 1/2 a can)
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp sesame oil
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 medium onion, chopped (or use the whole thing if you want!)
1 bunch of green onions, chopped

Mix soy sauce, coconut milk, brown sugar, oil, garlic, and onion in a bowl. You may have to heat your coconut milk in the microwave to get it liquid-y. If you open your can of coconut milk to find that is it a solid, that’s normal, don’t freak out like I did, just melt it in the microwave! Put your chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and pour in the marinade. Marinade the chicken for at least 4 hours, but overnight would be best.

Fire up the grill (we just got a grill for Christmas from Ryan’s family- and I am a grill master…I can make some mean hot dogs!) Cook the chicken over low or medium low to prevent the marinade from burning. It takes about 5-7 minutes per side, but watch your chicken closely!

Once the chicken is done serve with rice and top with green onions. Or if you want to get fancy, serve the chicken with coconut cilantro rice for which you would need..

1/2 cup coconut milk (or the other half of the can)
1 cup water
1 cup rice
a bunch of cilantro, chopped

Pour the coconut milk and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover and reduce the heat for about 15 minutes until the rice is cooked. Stir in the cilantro before serving.

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Adapted from Tasty Kitchen

Get excited because next week I am co-hosting Tell Me Tuesdays link party with Tori from Lil’ Mrs. Tori and Ashley from Him & Her!!

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Linking to these parties!

30 Responses to “Hawaiian Coconut Grilled Chicken”

  1. TheBootlegCook January 17, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    Looks delish! I love the simplicity (+ lovely photos!)

  2. At my counter January 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Wow this sounds very good, I may try this sometime. Thank you

  3. Diana Rambles January 19, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Hi! I found this over at Get Schooled. This recipe looks amazing and I’ve pinned it. I’d like to invite you to participate in my Pin Me Linky Party. It goes Fri-Tue. I allow up to 3 links each week!

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog January 19, 2013 at 8:46 am #

      Hi Diana! I already linked up yesterday! :-)

      • Diana Rambles January 22, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

        Awesome! I am just making my way through the link ups now!!

  4. Wanda@No Place Like Home January 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I have been making so many recipes with curry and always coconut is involved. I love the flavors and this looks right up my alley. I will be trying this. Thanks for sharing

  5. Ruthie January 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe at my link party today… It looks delicious! I hope you’ll come back again next week :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  6. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl January 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    This sounds right up my alley–I am a huge fan of coconut in anything. LOVE this! Thank you so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday.

  7. Linda@With A Blast January 19, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Hawaiian? Coconut? How can it not be good!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  8. marbaird January 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    This is something my dad would absolutely love. thanks for sharing on FFF.
    Your co host from Nosh My Way.

  9. Susie @Bowdabra January 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing your creative project with us! Visit us again next showcase next week!

    Have a good week,

  10. Leslie January 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Delicious! Yummmmm.

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  11. Lanaya January 20, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Really? With the food posts right now? I’m starving!! :)

    Thank you for linking your favorite post to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured! Good luck


  12. Winelady Cooks January 20, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    As one of the co-hosts of Foodie Friends Friday thank you for sharing your recipe. It looks so deliciious. Please stop by on Friday and vote for your favorite recipe.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  13. DesignedByBH January 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    This looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it! Can’t wait to try it…

  14. jillinamillion January 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    Yum – that sounds and looks really tasty!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. Lynn Graham January 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Oh I am hungry!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog’s Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe’s first giveaway event.

  16. Heather Who Needs a Cape? January 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Pinned this – love new chicken ideas and this sounds great!

    Found you at Pinch of Joy!

  17. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen January 23, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Such a great combination and a nice break form the heavy winter foods! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  18. creativejewishmom/sara January 24, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    sounds delicious, and that rice sounds great too! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  19. Diana Rambles January 25, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  20. asiolek January 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Look yummmy!
    I’m from pin me linky party
    Have a great weekend!

  21. thejennyevolution January 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party –Weekend Kitchen Creations at http://www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

  22. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime January 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    This dish looks pretty good!! LOVE your photos! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

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