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Sticky Coconut Chicken

by Laura

This recipe for Sticky Coconut Chicken is one that was on Good Things Utah (a local TV show) recently. Angel Shannon is the one that shared this recipe.

She also has a great cookbook out there called Stick of Butter. If you haven’t seen it you ought to check it out. Anyway, I adapted the recipe slightly. It was tasty.

It does has a little heat to it, but my family handled it fine. I would compare the heat to one from a good orange chicken. When I first made this, I wasn’t gonna grill this on my outside grill. The only thing I have for indoors is my George Foreman Grill, so that’s how I cooked it. The family loved it.

My husband did suggest that next time we make it with chicken tenders. I also let this marinate all day. That is exactly what I did this time. Fire up the grill a few mosr times before the weather changes. This sticky coconut chicken is a good one to do one of those times.

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Sticky Coconut Chicken


  • Author: Laura
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Ingredients

  • 68 boned, skinned chicken thighs (about lbs.) or equal amount of chicken tenders
  • 2/3 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp hot chili flakes
  • Sauce:
  • ¾ cup rice vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hot chili flakes
  • 45 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp cold water

Instructions

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. In a large bowl mix coconut milk, ginger, pepper and hot chili flakes. Add chicken and mix; cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to a day.
  2. Lift chicken from bowl, reserving marinade; pull thighs open and lay flat on a lightly oiled grill on high heat. Cover and cook, turning thighs as needed to brown on both sides, until meat is no longer pink in the center of the thickest part (about 10-12 minutes total). I cooked on my George Foreman Grill for 4-5 minutes. Baste frequently with remaining marinade…and use it all (I didn’t do this on my Foreman Grill, but it would be great to do on the outdoor grill).
  3. Transfer thighs to a warm platter and pour the sauce evenly over meat (I basted mine on with a brush to both sides); garnish with green onions.
  4. Sauce: In a 2-3 quart pan, combine rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, and hot chili flakes. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until mixture is reduced to around ½ cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Mix your corn starch and water and add to the mixture. Cook until thick. Use hot. Makes approximately ½ cup of glaze.

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This is the original photo from this post when it was first published in January of 2009.

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22 comments

Jaclyn L.A. January 25, 2016 - 10:44 am

This was a different recipe from what I’m used to. It turned out to be extremely spicy and the vinegar was so overwhelming that when I opened my mouth in front of my prepared bowl of food, the vapors felt like they were burning my taste buds even before tasting this food. There’s too much sugar in the recipe if you’re concerned about diabetes later in life and I personally think this has way too much vinegar. I’m also not into overly spicy food, so I sadly won’t be making this recipe again, but I am going to search for another coconut chicken recipe so that I can use up all of the milk I bought.

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Jaclyn L.A. January 25, 2016 - 10:44 am

This was a different recipe from what I’m used to. It turned out to be extremely spicy and the vinegar was so overwhelming that when I opened my mouth in front of my prepared bowl of food, the vapors felt like they were burning my taste buds even before tasting this food. There’s too much sugar in the recipe if you’re concerned about diabetes later in life and I personally think this has way too much vinegar. I’m also not into overly spicy food, so I sadly won’t be making this recipe again, but I am going to search for another coconut chicken recipe so that I can use up all of the milk I bought.

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KT March 9, 2009 - 2:11 pm

We tried this the other night, and loved the sauce! Thanks for sharing

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KT March 9, 2009 - 2:11 pm

We tried this the other night, and loved the sauce! Thanks for sharing

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rookie cookie January 28, 2009 - 10:25 pm

Thanks for the award Real Mom! And that chicken looks so darn good. Put the words “sticky” and “coconut” in a recipe title and I am in.

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rookie cookie January 28, 2009 - 10:25 pm

Thanks for the award Real Mom! And that chicken looks so darn good. Put the words “sticky” and “coconut” in a recipe title and I am in.

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Valerie January 28, 2009 - 10:00 am

I don’t have an indoor grill and it’s too cold to grill right now, but I really want to try it!

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Valerie January 28, 2009 - 10:00 am

I don’t have an indoor grill and it’s too cold to grill right now, but I really want to try it!

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Momgateway January 26, 2009 - 7:45 pm

I need to try this…it looks so good.

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Momgateway January 26, 2009 - 7:45 pm

I need to try this…it looks so good.

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Priscilla January 26, 2009 - 5:27 pm

Thanks so much for the award! And your chicken looks amazing!

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Priscilla January 26, 2009 - 5:27 pm

Thanks so much for the award! And your chicken looks amazing!

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Melissa January 26, 2009 - 4:55 pm

Ooooh…The coconut chicken looks delish! Thanks for the award!

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Melissa January 26, 2009 - 4:55 pm

Ooooh…The coconut chicken looks delish! Thanks for the award!

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Lynda January 26, 2009 - 4:20 pm

Congrats on your award and thanks for posting the great looking recipe.I will be glad when we can grill outside again. Right now we have sleet and ice falling here in Missouri.Can’t wait for spring!

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Lynda January 26, 2009 - 4:20 pm

Congrats on your award and thanks for posting the great looking recipe.I will be glad when we can grill outside again. Right now we have sleet and ice falling here in Missouri.Can’t wait for spring!

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Mommy's Kitchen January 26, 2009 - 8:31 am

That looks really good. I love cooking with coconut milk. Plus chicken is my favorite it is so versatile. I am definitly going to try this recipe.

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Mommy's Kitchen January 26, 2009 - 8:31 am

That looks really good. I love cooking with coconut milk. Plus chicken is my favorite it is so versatile. I am definitly going to try this recipe.

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My New 30 January 26, 2009 - 8:24 am

Wow, that looks really yummy. We can grill outdoors just about all year here, but I love my George too – it sure comes in handy and makes for a quick and easy job especially for just me and hubs.

Congrats on your newest recognition! Blogging really is a lot of work even when it’s for fun, and it’s very special when someone lets you know how much they appreciate what you do. Great job!

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My New 30 January 26, 2009 - 8:24 am

Wow, that looks really yummy. We can grill outdoors just about all year here, but I love my George too – it sure comes in handy and makes for a quick and easy job especially for just me and hubs.

Congrats on your newest recognition! Blogging really is a lot of work even when it’s for fun, and it’s very special when someone lets you know how much they appreciate what you do. Great job!

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