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Asian chicken with coconut rice

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Ingredients 18
Servings 8
Time 40 min plus marinating time


  • 12
    chicken pieces
  • coriander leaves to serve
  • 2
    chillies, seeded and chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • a handful of coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1
    knob ginger, peeled and grated
  • 50
    soya sauce
  • 15
    sesame oil
  • 15
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 30
    olive oil
  • 375
    basmati rice
  • 10
  • 250
    coconut milk
  • 350
    boiling water


1 hour
Marinate the chicken

Mix together all the marinade ingredients, add the chicken to this and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Place the chicken and marinade in a deep oven dish and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until golden brown and cooked. Baste the chicken occasionally with the pan juices.

For the rice

Fry the onion slowly in the oil until glossy. Add the rice and stir until all the grains are coated with oil. Add the salt, coconut milk and boiling water and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and simmer over medium heat until the rice is cooked and all the liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes).

Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it stand for 5 minutes. Loosen the grains with a fork and place the rice on a serving platter. Spoon the chicken on top, sprinkle with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

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