Cilantro Chutney Chicken (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)


Cilantro Chutney Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 lbs chicken (breast or thigh)
1 can coconut milk
1 cup cilantro
1/3 cup green onions (whites & greens)
2 TB lime juice, divided
4 cloves garlic
1 TB fresh ginger (or 1-inch knob ginger)
1 tsp salt


  1. Combine all ingredients (except chicken and 1 TB lime juice) in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Place chicken into large zip-top bag or glass container and cover with marinade, stirring to coat.
  3. Marinate for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
  4. When ready to cook the chicken, preheat oven to 375°F. 
  5. Place chicken onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil (greased, if using foil), and spoon a tablespoon of marinade on top of each chicken breast or thigh.
  6. Bake until thickest part of chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
    • For boneless chicken breasts, this will be 25-30 minutes.
    • For boneless chicken thighs, this will be closer to 35-40 minutes.
  7. While chicken is baking, pour remaining marinade into a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and allow it to simmer until it thickens and easily coats the back of a spoon, about 15 minutes.
    • Keep an eye on it because when it thickens, the mixture will start to sputter and make a mess–that’s another sign that it’s done!
  8. When sauce is done, stir in the remaining 1 TB lime juice.
  9. When chicken is done baking, allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Top chicken with sauce and serve.
  11. Lick your plate clean.

-Feel free to cook the chicken however you’d like. I grilled mine and it was divine.
-Not sensitive to nightshades? Throw in some crushed red pepper or cayenne for a kick!
-If using bone-in chicken, just be sure to cook it until it reaches 165°F.
-Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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