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Keto Coconut Lime Chicken Recipe

30-Minute Paleo Coconut Lime Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


This Keto coconut lime chicken only takes half an hour to make and it all comes together in only one pan. It has a light coconut flavor and the sauce is really good either with just the chicken or with something to soak it up like cauliflower rice.


  • 4-5 skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2-3 tbsp dried cilantro
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk *
  • ½ tbsp red chili flakes
  • 2-3 stalks green onion, chopped
  • One lime, sliced (for garnishing)


  1. Sprinkle both sides of each chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook chicken on an oiled pan. Once they’re all cooked through, place on a clean plate and set them aside.
  4. In the same pan, saute onion over medium heat until translucent. 
  5. Add the garlic and saute for one more minute.
  6. Add water, lime juice and cilantro - bring to a boil then lower heat.
  7. Add coconut milk * and chili flakes and simmer for 4-6 minutes.
  8. Add cooked chicken and allow to cook for 7-9 minutes.
  9. Serve on individual plates with your favorite keto-friendly side dish. Garnish chicken with chopped green onion and lime slices. Enjoy!

Keywords: creamy, quick, easy