Sticky Coconut Chicken and and Award

Business first. I got an award from Kara at Kara’s Kitchen Creations. It’s so fun to see the blogs from people who read my blogs and Kara’s is great. This award is the Marie Antoinette, A Real Person, A Real Award. I really like this one. Thanks so much Kara!!!

Here are the conditions that go with the award:

1. Link to the person who gave you the award
2. Nominate 7 more people
3. Link the nominees and tell them about the award
4. Post the award on your blog

Dinner’s On Me – Andy just posted a recipeon Thursday for Hawaiian Bread on her blog that I’ve gotta try.
Priscilla’s Baking Adventures – Priscilla’s blog shares the adventures of a 17 year old in her mom’s kitchen. She does a lot of appetizer and dessert recipes. She’s amazing.
Meal Planning Mommies – These girls provide budget friendly recipes. They post a meal plan on Sunday and then post the recipe for the meals each day during the week.
Rookie Cookie – She has a cute blog. This is where I got the recipe for the Gingerbread Waffles with Lemon Cream. I also have saved here recipe for Irene’s Butter Cookies. I agree with her in her post when she talk about how terrible the store bought butter cookies are. I love butter cookies and can’t wait to give her recipe a try.
Schweet n’ Savory – I am waiting to try Melissa recipes for Candy Bar Pie that includes a can of dulce de leche. I also am saving her fruit salsa recipe. It includes a different mix of fruit from your typical fruit salsa.
Erin Cooks – she posted a doughnut recipe that she made with her mom over Christmas. I’m holding on to that recipe too. I can wait to make homemade doughnut. I don’t think I’ve made them since I was a teenager.
San Diego Cooks – I found this blog through being a food buzz publisher. There are 10 ladies that contibute to this site. I am holding on to a recipe from there for Lemon Glazed Blueberry Bundt Cakes.

Now on to the recipe. This is a recipe 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. I wasn’t gonna grill this on my outside grill and 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. I can’t wait for spring to get here and then I’ll cook this on my outdoor grill.

Sticky Coconut Chicken

6-8 boned, skinned chicken thighs (about 1½ lbs.)
2/3 cup canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon hot chili flakes


¾ cup rice vinegar
½ cup sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon hot chili flakes
4-5 green onions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. cold water

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.
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).
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.
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.

11 comments on “Sticky Coconut Chicken and and Award

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • I need to try this…it looks so good.

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

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

  • 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!

  • Thanks for sharing all those great sites. I love yours and now I have a few more I will be checking out daily. Thanks!!

  • 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.

  • 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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