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KETO COCONUT LIME CHICKEN

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This Keto Coconut Lime Chicken is, by far, one of the easiest dishes to prepare once you discover the easy art of flattening a chicken.  I love fattening chickens.  A flatten chicken looks so much better on the table when entertaining guests.  It’s also delicious when grilled on the BBQ.  The meat gets cooked evenly because the whole chicken is basically covering the pan.  The flattened chicken is prepared using a method called “spatchcocking” or “butterflying.”  This method has roots in culinary traditions aimed at optimizing the cooking process.

While the exact origin is unclear, spatchcocking has been used for centuries. The term itself is believed to have Irish roots, with “dispatching the cock” referring to preparing poultry for cooking. This method involves removing the backbone, allowing the chicken to lay flat for more even cooking. Over time, it became popular for its ability to reduce cooking time and ensure a crispy skin, making it a favorite among home cooks and chefs alike.

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO COCONUT LIME CHICKEN?

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken is not only a delicious dish, but it also offers several nutritional benefits. This recipe is low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats, making it perfect for those following a ketogenic diet. The chicken provides a good source of lean protein, while the coconut milk adds a creamy texture and a dose of healthy fats. Lime juice adds a tangy flavor and is rich in vitamin C, which supports a strong immune system. Additionally, this dish is gluten-free and dairy-free, making it suitable for individuals with specific dietary restrictions.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO COCONUT LIME CHICKEN?

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken offers a delightful combination of tastes and flavors. The dish has a refreshing and predominant citrus taste from the lime juice, which balances well with the creamy and slightly sweet flavor of the coconut milk. The coconut milk is not overly sweet because the chicken’s juices lean it out.  The chicken itself is tender and juicy, absorbing the flavors of the marinade. The addition of spices such as garlic, ginger, and chili powder gives the dish a subtle kick. Overall, this dish provides a harmonious blend of tangy, creamy, and savory flavors, creating a mouthwatering experience.

WHAT WINES HARMONIZE WITH KETO COCONUT LIME CHICKEN?

Wine harmonizes with Keto Coconut Lime Chicken.  To ensure a crisp white wine works nicely with this dish be sure that the fresh lime juice is the greater taste sensation than the sweetness from the coconut.  Otherwise you’re going to need sweetness in the wine to match.  If you can add that extra tanginess to the dish, pick a white with excellent acidity to match. The wine’s acidity will nicely harmonize with that fresh lime flavor. Think Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, dry Riesling.

Wine Tips: 

Alcohol and Ketosis:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low sugar. Alcohol does not support a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. This can cause you to eat more.

Alcohol and Health:

Did you know that when you drink alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can cause damage to your liver and increase your risk of health problems like inflammation and cancer, especially if you drink a lot. Plus, alcohol can mess with your blood sugar levels, leave you feeling dehydrated, and throw off your body’s normal functions.  

Non-Alcoholic Wine and Health Benefits:

Non-alcoholic wines with few carbs and little sugar are great for your health. They help you manage your weight, control your blood sugar, and keep you hydrated. Plus, they have important nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can lower your risk of health problems like heart disease. And, since they don’t have alcohol, they’re perfect for socializing without any negative effects, which can help you feel happier and less stressed.

HOW DO YOU FLATTEN A CHICKEN?

Flattening a chicken is a simple technique that helps to ensure even cooking and reduces cooking time. To flatten a chicken, start by placing the chicken breast-side down on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to remove the backbone by cutting along both sides. Open the chicken up and press down firmly on the breastbone to flatten it. You can also use a heavy skillet or a meat mallet to flatten the chicken further. Once flattened, the chicken is ready to be marinated or cooked according to your recipe.

WHAT ARE THE BEST OTHER KETO WHOLE CHICKEN RECIPES YOU CAN PREPARE?

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken is not the only dish you can prepare using the spatchcocking method.  Here is a list of other delicious Keto whole chicken dishes you can try:

  • Lemon Herb Roast Chicken
  • Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chicken
  • Spicy Paprika Roasted Chicken
  • Balsamic Glazed Roast Chicken
  • Herb-Roasted Chicken Thighs
  • Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
  • Butter Garlic Roasted Chicken
  • Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Barbecue Chicken Skewers
  • Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Chicken Zoodle Soup
  • Chicken Alfredo Casserole
  • Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
  • Chicken Cobb Salad
  • Chicken and Avocado Salad
  • Chicken and Vegetable Skillet
  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
  • Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps
  • Chicken and Mushroom Stir-Fry
  • Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Peppers

WHAT ARE THE BEST KETO INSTANT POT WHOLE CHICKEN RECIPES YOU CAN PREPARE?

In the summer I like to stay away from the oven as much as possible and tend to hunt for recipes using my Instant Pot.  Here’s a list of Keto whole chicken recipes you can also prepare using your slow cooker or instant pot:

  • Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
  • Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken
  • Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
  • Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
  • Instant Pot Butter Chicken
  • Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
  • Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
  • Instant Pot Chicken Curry
  • Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma
  • Instant Pot Chicken  Keto Tacos
  • Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
  • Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan
  • Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
  • Instant Pot Chicken and Keto Dumplings
  • Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas
  • Instant Pot Chicken Piccata
  • Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli
  • Instant Pot Chicken Chili

WHAT ARE THE BEST KETO SEASONINGS FOR KETO WHOLE CHICKEN DISHES?

You can transform the simple spatchcocked chickenby using a variety of seasonings.  Here are some of my favorite seasonings readily available in the kitchen cupboard:

  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Chili powder
  • Lemon pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika
  • Coriander
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Red pepper flakes

WHAT ARE SIDE DISHES YOU CAN SERVE WITH YOUR KETO COCONUT LIME CHICKEN?

A lot of the time I prepare a salad to complement Keto Coconut Lime Chicken.  Since the chicken has that zesty taste you can offset those flavors with opposite ones like a fatty and creamy Caesar Salad.  Here is a list of side dishes you can prepare with your chicken:

  • Cauliflower rice
  • Zucchini noodles
  • Mixed green salad
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Grilled asparagus
  • Roasted cauliflower
  • Green beans with almonds
  • Mashed cauliflower
  • Spinach salad with bacon
  • Cucumber and tomato salad
  • Roasted eggplant
  • Grilled mushrooms
  • Sautéed kale
  • Stuffed bell peppers
  • Avocado salsa
  • Caprese salad
  • Roasted sweet potatoes (in moderation)
  • Cabbage slaw
  • Brussels sprouts gratin

WHAT ARE OTHER KETO CHICKEN RECIPES I CAN PREPARE?

Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken (Heart Healthy)

Curry Chicken Quarters (Heart Healthy)

Chicken Soup (Heart Healthy)

Chicken Marsala (Heart Healthy)

Montreal Chicken Quarters (Heart Healthy)

Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs (Heart Healthy)

Shake ‘N Bake Chicken (Heart Healthy)

Coconut Coasted Drumsticks

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Wings

Chicken Pad Thai

Lazy Chicken Caesar Salad

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO COCONUT LIME CHICKEN

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the whole chicken breast-side down on a cutting board. Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, cut along each side of the chicken’s backbone and remove it. Flip the chicken over and press down on the breastbone to flatten it. You can also ask your butcher to do this for you.

In a bowl, combine coconut milk, lime juice, minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, fish sauce, honey, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Place the flattened chicken in a large skillet. Pour half of the marinade over the chicken, ensuring it’s well-coated. Add lime slices. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight for more flavor.

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
Place the marinated chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the chicken with some of the reserved marinade. Roast in the oven for about 45-50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Baste the chicken with the remaining marinade every 15 minutes for a flavorful glaze. Once done, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before carving. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Slice and serve the flattened coconut lime chicken with your favorite side dishes.

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Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken


  • Author: Shari MAC
  • Total Time: 65
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Indulge in a culinary journey with our Keto Coconut Lime Chicken—a tantalizing blend of tropical flavors that will transport you to paradise! 🌴 This low-carb marvel promises a succulent and juicy chicken infused with the creamy richness of coconut milk and the zesty brightness of fresh lime. 💚


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) full-fat coconut milk
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime cut into slices
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Place the whole chicken breast-side down on a cutting board.
  • Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, cut along each side of the chicken’s backbone and remove it.
  • Flip the chicken over and press down on the breastbone to flatten it. You can also ask your butcher to do this for you.
  • In a bowl, combine coconut milk, lime juice, minced garlic, grated ginger, coconut aminos, SF maple syrup, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Place the flattened chicken in a skillet. (Why dirty another dish?)
  • Pour half of the marinade over the chicken, ensuring it’s well-coated. Add fish lime slices on top of the chicken.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight for more flavor.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Place the marinated chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the chicken with some of the reserved marinade.
  • Roast in the oven for about 45-50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • Baste the chicken with the remaining marinade every 15 minutes for a flavorful glaze.
  • Once done, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before carving.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • Slice and serve the flattened coconut lime chicken with your favorite side dishes.

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the Keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 23.8 grams of net carbs.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 481
  • Sugar: 4.9
  • Sodium: 95
  • Fat: 27.4
  • Saturated Fat: 21.6
  • Carbohydrates: 29.3
  • Fiber: 5.5
  • Protein: 33.8
  • Cholesterol: 77

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