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Brazilian Chicken with Coconut Milk


"This simple chicken in a vibrant coconut milk sauce will fill your kitchen with the enticing aromas of South American cooking. It's great served over pasta or rice."
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45 m servings 345 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 29.3 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cumin, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and coriander. Place the chicken in the bowl, season with salt and pepper, and rub on all sides with the spice mixture.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken in the skillet. Cook 10 to 15 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet. Cook and stir the onion, ginger, jalapeno peppers, and garlic 5 minutes, or until tender. Mix in the tomatoes and continue cooking 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk. Serve over the chicken. Garnish with the parsley.

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Wow! My taste buds are still in heaven. This recipe ranks up as one of my favorites. I would make a few suggested changes. reduce the Cayenne, I like it hot but that is way over the top. I would...

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It was o, it was kinda bland.

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Wow! My taste buds are still in heaven. This recipe ranks up as one of my favorites. I would make a few suggested changes. reduce the Cayenne, I like it hot but that is way over the top. I would...

WOW! I followed the recipe except I left out the cayanne (because of my kids)and used canned tomatoes. I returned the chicken to the pan and simmered in the sauce for a few minutes. I served it ...

Missing link - BASIL I made the recipe according to directions and tore up a little basil (rather than parsley) after seasoning it to taste. The basil added a little kick and some more sweetne...

WOW! This was so good I didn't want to stop eating! I did tweak it based off other reviews of bland sauce. I started by softening the chopped onion in the olive oil. I then added my cut up ch...

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this dish was! I tried it because I thought it might be good, but it was just great!!! Don't forget to season the chicken and the sauce with salt and pepp...

made this one for my boyfriend and he absolutely loved it!combined with rice,this dish is very similar to curry the coconut milk and tomato sauce.also turns out good when you combine...

This was a very simple, spicy chicken dish that my wife and I both really enjoyed. Without question a 5 star.

This was a nice change. It's incredibly spicy, which suited our tastes just fine. Next time I think I'll simmer the chicken in the sauce for a bit so it can soak up some of the flavors.

Wow, everytime I think I've found my favourite recipe on this site another one comes along that's even better! This was amazingly good and I want to make it everyday! I also used canned diced t...