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Coconut Lime Chicken and Rice (Pot-in-Pot, Instant Pot)

Coconut Lime Chicken and Rice is perhaps one of the tastiest dairy-free and gluten-free meals I’ve made so far!  It is unbelievably flavorful, with the tart and tangy lime contrasting the sweet and creamy coconut milk.  I marinate the chicken in coconut milk, soy sauce, lime, aromatics and a blend of sweet and savory spices.  To infuse the flavors of that marinade deeper, I pressure cook the chicken in the same marinade.  The result is moist and tender chicken, that is creamy and delicious.  Using the pot-in-pot method,  I cook basmati or Jasmine rice in coconut milk in the same Instant Pot (pressure cooker).  With very little effort, I am able to put this one-pot meal on the table, in under 30 minutes.  To learn more about the instant pot, check out my Instant Pot FAQ and Accessories blog.

Coconut Lime Chicken and Rice in an Instant Pot by Spice Cravings. This is perhaps one of the tastiest dairy-free and gluten-free meals I've made so far!  I marinate the chicken in coconut milk, soy sauce, lime, and a blend of sweet & savory spices. I pressure cook it in the same marinade. To make this one-pot meal, I cook rice in coconut milk in the same pot. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Simple and Elegant Meal – Coconut Lime Chicken and Rice

This recipe is so simple and easy to prepare, yet so elegant to serve for dinner.  I start by scoring the chicken breast before marinating it.  That boosts the marinade flavor in the chicken, even if you skip the marination process.  It takes a sharp knife and make diagonal incisions on the chicken breast as shown in this picture.  Then, I combine the marinade ingredients and throw everything in a ziplock bag (who doesn’t like easy clean-up now!). Coconut Lime Chicken and Rice is on rotation menu in my home.

If you have the time, it’s great to marinate this anywhere from 30 mins to 2 hours.  If not, just put everything in the pot, chicken and marinade, and the flavors will still be amazing.  By skipping the marination, you’ll be able to have this meal ready in under 30 minutes, from start to finish too.  I have made this recipe with boneless chicken thighs as well and it turns out pretty good too.  You don’t have to score them, just trim off the excess fat.

Cooking Coconut Rice using Pot-in-Pot Method

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You can cook the Coconut rice using the Pot-in-Pot method in your Instant Pot (see FAQ on instant pot to learn more).  Simply rinse the rice 2-3 times and if you have the time, soak them for 15-20 minutes.  Take an oven safe bowl or insert, and add rice, coconut milk and salt.  Add chicken and marinade, place a trivet in the pot and place the rice container on top of that.  Now, set a cook time for 6 minutes at high pressure, and you’re done!

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You can cook the rice separately too.  Follow your preferred stove-top, or microwave recipe for making rice, and replace the water with coconut milk.

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Serve with Beet Coconut Stir Fry

Coconut Beets Recipe, #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty I like to serve this dish with a side of vegetables. You can serve it with a salad too. As for sides, you can pick any sides that you like, like green beans, carrots, or, peas and corn. I serve this meal with a side of Beet Coconut Stir Fry. Yup! turns out too much of coconut is a good thing for me. I simply saute the chopped beets with some coconut oil or olive oil, mustard seeds, coconut flakes, salt and some Indian spices. It takes only 4-6 minutes to make this delicious side.

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