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Coconut Lime Thai Chicken

This Coconut Lime Thai Chicken is delicious served over a bed of rice. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of coconut, lime, ginger and garlic.

If you’re looking to switch up you dinner routine, try this Roasted Coconut Lime Thai Chicken! This is a great recipe…the chicken is marinated in a mixture of coconut, lime, ginger and garlic, making it SO tender and flavourful.  It’s wonderful served with rice (coconut rice is especially delicious).  This will quickly become a family favourite!

a top down view of pieces of Coconut Lime Thai Chicken on a baking sheet. they are surrounded by lime wedges, sliced carrots, onions and fresh cilantro

Recipe Tips:

  • Chicken: Use a mixture of chicken thighs and drumsticks with the skin on.
  • Marinade Time: Marinate the chicken for at least 4 hours. Overnight is even better!
  • Roasting Tip: Place the pieces of chicken, skin side up, on an oven-proof wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Make sure to shake off any excess marinade before doing so.
  • Double it!  This recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled if you are feeding a crowd.


Coconut Lime Thai Chicken

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Marinade Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Roasting



Chicken Marinade:

  • 1216 pieces chicken like thighs and drumsticks (with the skin on)
  • grated zest from 2 limes
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 23 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 34 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 113.5 oz can of coconut milk


  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 lime cut in to small wedges
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • hoisin sauce for dipping
  • cooked rice


Chicken Marinade:

  1. In a large bowl mix together the lime zest, lime juice, ginger, garlic, sugar, salt and coconut milk. Mix until smooth.
  2. Add the chicken pieces, making sure they are submerged.
  3. Marinate for 4 – 12 hours. Overnight is best for maximum flavour!

Baking the Chicken:

  1. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, then place a wire rack on the foil.
  3. Place the pieces of chicken, skin side up, on an oven-proof wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Make sure to shake off any excess marinade before doing so.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, with an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Serving Dinner:

  1. Once the chicken pieces are cooked, serve them on a platter with all the garnishes, then get your hands dirty and enjoy!
  2. Serve with cooked brown or jasmine rice.

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  1. this looks delicious and i personally prefer personal (say that 3 times fast!). i like to know the author. and i am 34, and think i am 25, too. have you seen that ecard that says something like “i still think i am a 20 year old! but then i hang out with 20 year olds and then i’m like, nope i am definitely not 20 anymore!” that’s me. 🙂

  2. a) That looks delicious! I will definitely be trying this one out!

    b) The reason I read blogs and not magazines is for the personality behind the blog. I think it’s important to get personal and let who you are as a unique individual shine through in your blog!

    Loved the post!

    1. Thanks Jeanette! I feel the same way…I love to know who’s behind the blog I’m reading! I’ve been holding back my voice, and just realized that that’s not what readers want either!
      Have a great day!

  3. I love your blog! I feel like a 30 year old trapped in the life of a 22 year old (I’m really 22). I live in West Chester, PA in the US.

    Check out my (neglected) blog that I’m trying to get back into!

    1. Thanks Kate! Too funny! Sometimes I feel way older than I am too! It’s all a state of mind isn’t it?! Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving a note! I’m going to go and check out your blog!

  4. Wait girls until you are 55, your body feels 85 and your brain thinks you are like 25! Thanks for the recipe, it looks like something new to try that will be delicious, I get stuck in a cooking rut sometimes!

  5. I love your blog! I am drawn to your blog as I live in the same city as you! I like blogs with a mix of everything and I think your blog has it already! You really don’t have to change anything!

    1. Thank you so much Gena! And you live in the same city?! Awesome! I love local readers – it always amazes me that there are some! Enjoying this windy dreary day, hahaha! Have a great one!

  6. I think it’s a great idea to get more personal on your blog. I am always happy to learn more about my blog friends 🙂 I live in Dana Point, California. My favorite place on earth is Laguna Beach where I was raised (about 10 minutes down the highway from where I am raising my family). Home prices are too high there (although worth every penny in my opinion) but we still head that way often, and I almost never go to the beach anywhere else. I always joke that I am solar powered and that being by the sea is my happiest place on Earth 🙂 I just turned 34 and I too often forget how old I am. Keep doin’ what you’re doin’ friend 🙂 I’ll be here!

    1. I love that you are solar powered! I think I am too, but we don’t get enough sun here!! I’d love to live by the sea…sounds so dreamy and beautiful! And you my friend, I am so happy to have you here – you are a thoughtful and kind person – leaving lovely comments since I started this little blog! Thank you!!

  7. I don’t think you share enough about how wonderful and Brad Pitt-esque your husband is! I hear he is the best…a lot like the Coconut Lime Thai Chicken he ate last night for dinner. Anyhoo, outside of more praise for your super duper hubby, I think a glimpse behind the digital curtain is a great idea!!

  8. I love it when bloggers share their real lives and real messes…in the kitchen, in the craft area or where ever. You can say whatever you want ~ it is YOUR blog! 🙂 I just can’t seem to get on a regular posting routine and now lots of things going on around here. I am trying to get better! I’m retired so you’d think I’d have plenty of time, right? 🙂 I love to cook, especially baking. I enjoy having small groups of friends and/or family for a meal, appetizers & drinks or just to visit. In the spring I get so excited about planting flowers and then by July they’re all burned up in this Texas heat. I’ve lived in this great state all my life but I do believe our summers have been more brutal the past few years. I don’t do heat! Fall is my favorite season, ever. I’m single, have 2 wonderful young adult “children” with great spouses and my son has the 2 “perfect” grands.

    Stop by and say hi when you can!


    1. Thank you for sharing yourself Pat! I too love baking the best – it brings me peace & quiet! And I’m so jealous of your heat!! We have almost 7 months of winter here! Brrrrr 😉

  9. Reading your blog is just like chatting with a friend. I am from Texas with a mother-in-law from Nova Scotia. Your blog has given me a way to connect with my “Canadian side.” I love hearing about the things that you like. Your recipes are awesome and help me out a rut so many times. I think that you should just “do you!” That is the person that we love to read about and enjoy anyway. Thanks for the time that you take to share with us. You actually help me to love my home a little more. I am so thankful that I came across your blog. Age is a great number because it reminds us that we’re still here,but it does not define us! You’re as young as you feel!!

    1. That is the nicest thing to say Felicia! Thank you so much! To even think that I inspire someone, or help in any way with meals for their families makes me feel so good. And it inspires to me to be the best blogger I can! Thank you for your kind comment!

  10. Hi Jo-Anna,
    I’ve been following your blog for quite a while now and look forward to your commentary that goes along with your great recipes and crafty posts. Being a new blogger sort-of now, I look to you for inspiration and to see how the pros do it. Great advice about the blog name because I had to change mine. I like my new name a lot more. I call the first name the practice and this name is more about me and I know what I am doing now. But it was a lot of work and set things back significantly. Thanks for sharing a bit more of yourself. I too live in a ‘burb nearby in Canada. But I am quite a bit older. I don’t feel 25 anymore. I feel more like 45. Keep up the great work! ~Thea

    1. Hi Thea! I always enjoy your comments so much – you are the kindest person! Thank you for loyally reading along! And I love the name of your blog – you are right – the first name really is practice – it’s just so hard to know where a blog can go, isn’t it?

      1. Thanks for the compliment on the blog name. It does have a bit of a ring to it, is a lot faster to type and it works great for Twitter. However, it was a bit uncomfortable for me to use my own name and really put myself out there. But as you have said, your readers and followers do want to know the blogger behind the blog. I am very comfortable with it now. When I first started, I was just going to write about organizing but another blogger referred to my blog as a ‘lifestyle’ blog that makes your life more organized, simplified and beautified and that is the tag line I go by now. That was pretty cool. Good luck with your name change. It does all work out for the better in the end and is worth the effort. Have a good weekend, Thea

  11. Kia Ora, I love your blog, I’m a 45 yr old, mum of 3 teenage sons. I live in Auckland New Zealand. It’s nice to know a little more about you, keep up the great work. Penny

    1. Hi Penny! All the way from New Zealand – I love the power of blogging!! Thank you for introducing yourself – it’s so nice to meet you!

  12. Geez, you and a lot of the commenters above are so young! I’m the big five-oh. It was *very* scary for me turning that age, and I still haven’t accepted it 8 months later! I live in northern IL and my passions are interior design, writing, cooking and baking, cats, gardening, scrapbooking, thrifting, natural health, yoga…there’s probably more, but that’s it in a nutshell. I’ve been married over 28 years and have 2 sons: one whom passed away 3-1/2 years ago at the age of 21, and another who is now 22 and is a college student. Also have 3 kitties.

    This thai chicken looks delicious, by the way!

    1. Hi Melanie! 50 is young too! Oprah says it’s the best time of her life – love that! Thank you for sharing yourself – I love to know more about those who are reading! And thank you for sharing about your family – I’m so very sorry to hear of your son.

  13. My name is Lori and I cannot believe how much I need your blog! I have learned so much from you here and somehow my kids always know when I have made a recipe from Jo Anna’s blog! Your photography is outstanding. I am not kidding! You have a gift! And The Hubby…Do Not get me started! (Hi Brad!!!). Everyday I look forward to your gorgeous pics, your recipes or whatever is on your mind. I am honored to call you friend, to be invited to your table and to giggle my pants off with you. Whatever you do with your blog I will be reading! You can know that is for sure! I too am solar powered, crave the water and love nice people. I don’t remember how old I am anymore…but I know how I feel! Some days OLD, somedays I am still fighting zits and peeing my pants with my girlfriends. It is a state of mind. Love you, Jo! Love you, Brad! (See…I just peed!!!)

    1. Lori! Love you lady! How did we not meet years ago?! I love our giggly get togethers – which reminds me that it’s time for another one soon isn’t it!! I’ll bring the wine. Thank you too, so much for being such a loyal reader – that humbles me. 🙂
      BTW, Brad says hi! Bahahaha!

  14. You are truly an inspiration! I love your honesty and depth in your posts, they are such always such an enjoyable read (even for us young folk). I totally relate with your fun and giggly side 🙂

    Also, I think if you’re regretting your blog name, I say go ahead and make the change. Like the kids say these days, YOLO 😉


    1. Oh, I love this comment Rachael – so much! I sometimes wonder if anyone even finds me funny, lol! Thank you for leaving such kind words! And you are right YOLO!!

  15. Not sure where you are in Canada but I am in Vernon, BC. It has been 20 degrees here all week, except today is raining. I am 50+ so one of your “senior” readers. I am raising my 9 year old granddaughter (since she was 14 months) and love to cook/bake, craft, knit, needle felt and ride my motorcycle when I am not selling real estate. Love your blog and think sharing more about YOU is good for you and good for us!

    1. 20 degrees!! SO nice! It’s not been great here – I’m in Calgary – and we’ve had an 18 degree day, then the next day we were covered in the white stuff again! Got to love spring in Alberta! I love that you are raising your 9 year old granddaughter – truly amazing and such hard work! And riding a motorcycle is awesome!!!! Love it!
      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

  16. Hi Joanna. I just happened upon your blog and good thing I’m seriously going to try the buffalo chicken dip. I have three teenagers and two if them are boys who love that dip. I love diy and food blogs and even though I am 50+ I am amazed at reading younger women’s blogs who have/had the same issues I had when mine were babies. I’m hoping to start a blog soon but I will certainly keep coming back. I also like the personal touch. Oh, I live in northeast Ohio. Good day!

    1. Hi Monica! Oh you should definitely try that dip – your boys will love it!! And go for it and start your blog! It’s an amazing creative outlet! Thank you for reading along!

  17. Hi Joanna,
    Just came across your blog today by linking from your mom’s tips for making cut hydrangeas last. Love, love, love the recipe you shared! Will definitely be making that! It’s one of our favorite dishes out, but haven’t gotten it quite right at home. I am not a blogger, just a lurker. I’m always looking at DIY blogs for ideas & handy hints for the projects we do around our own home here in VT. DH and I were raised by the ocean but we love the quieter pace in the country. I am a 40 something, but I feel like I’m 24. The personal touch sounds great! It’s good to see that a blogger’s life and DIY reality is just as messy, time consuming and full of unexpected turns as ours is! Thanks for sharing & I will happily be coming back!

    1. Hi Sue! I’m so happy to have you here, and yes, please do come back, I’d be honoured! And I especially love that you came over from my Mom’s blog! 🙂 I too love the quieter pace of the country – I’m a country girl at heart and one day I’ll find my way back out there – the city just isn’t for me. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a bit about yourself with me!

  18. What a fabulous post, Jo!! I’m afraid to admit on my blog that I am on “older” blogger. I’m afraid it would scare away the young bloggers… I love everything you post, but you also are incredibly knowledgeable about social media, how to promote yourself, etc. etc. You have advanced my blog by leaps and bounds. I think if you gave tips on blogging – people would love it.

    1. Thank you Mom! You should never be afraid to admit your age – we all earn every year we have and we should be proud we made it this far, hahaha! Thank you for your encouragement through my entire blogging journey! And what a great idea to maybe do some blog tips…the wheels are spinning, and I just might do that!

  19. Wow, what amazing comments! Feels like I just walked into a room of incredible women. This is my first time here, and what a pleasure to read your post. I have been really “shy” on my blog about opening up – it’s something I really want to do, but find it a challenge to get started. How amazing that you opened up and inspired your readers to share their stories too. And that chicken looks fabulous – I just might make a deal with the hubby to start calling him Brad if he makes it for me 😉

    1. Hi Dani! Aren’t all these comments SO great?! You did just walk into a room of incredible women, yourself included! I love how women can be sources of such amazing support and encouragement! I checked out your blog and it’s so great! Don’t be afraid to open up on it – I say just go for it – it’s your space! And too funny about your hubby, just start calling him Brad and maybe you’ll get your chicken dinner, hee hee!

  20. I can’t quite recall how I came across your blog but very happy I did! I like the to read the personal side of a bloggers life along with recipes (who can’t use a new recipe in their rotation) and all the other stuff like crafts, DIY projects and home tours. I really like the recipe format you use! Some blogs have soooo many pictures before you get to the actual recipe! I will keep reading as long as you keep blogging! BTW, southeast Michigan here 🙂

  21. I’m Beth.. I live in southwestern NH. I blog over at Same Ole’ sCrap, which is a play on words .. because I didn’t want it to be a vulgar title, and I’m a scrapbooker (among other things: I’m also an artist, a knitter, a runner, a gardner, a hiker and a foodie). I hear you on picking a name that you can live with. I’ve had my blog for about 8 years or so now and I often wish I had picked something else. Live and learn right? I am a mom to two teens, one is a senior, heading off to college in the fall, which is nuts and the other will be 16 this summer and is a sophmore currently. I work in our town’s elementary school where I’ve been for 10 years now and I’m starting to consider doing something else with my life but I don’t know what just yet.

  22. I’m an older reader – for decades I have had to figure out my age every time I’m asked. I lost track some time in my 30s. I’m sometimes surprised I”m so young and sometimes I’m surprised I”m so old 😉

    I’m from the Toronto ‘burbs and enjoyed this post. I struggle with being too open on my blog because my Mom told my aunts about my blog and they all read it so to admit that you are a complete and utter slob just might be too shocking for them. I leave my housekeeping skills off the blog, but otherwise my son and husband say that my blog sounds like me, which is a good thing. I’m going through a bit of blog angst these days so being more personal has given me something to think about. Thanks.

    1. Hi Grace! I so know what you mean about the age thing – I too am surprised I’m so young, but not either! 😉
      Thank you too – I’m glad you like my post! It really is hard to know how personal to get on a blog – I have family that reads mine too, so I do hold back a bit, plus I worry about alienating certain readers, and if I’m going to offend someone! But I feel better when I’m being real over here! It’s giving me back my passion for blogging! I say go for it! Get personal, mess and all! 😉

  23. Hi Jo-Anna, just popping in to say I do love your blog. I enjoy reading about pretty much everything; DIYing, recipes, home decorating, crafting … I love that you seem very down to earth and real too.

    I’ve stopped looking at many of the “everything in my life is perfect” blogs because they just leave me feelin’ like I don’t measure up you know ! 🙂


    1. Oh thank you Elizabeth! I really try hard to be real, and down to earth, because I really really try hard to be both of those things in my real life! Happy to have you reading along!

  24. I love posts like this! It’s always fun to learn more about the blogger. I’m 35, from Northern California, although I lived in Vegas before I moved to Calgary 13 years ago. So yes, I am definitely solar powered! I’m sure you can imagine how much I HATE the winters here! Sometimes I feel like I’m much younger too. Last night I watched Heathers with my 14 year old stepdaughter. I’m always having her watch the movies I loved as a teen – like anything with Molly Ringwald!

    You probably already know that I’m a big fan of your blog! Your pictures are gorgeous and I love all your posts. The recipes are great and I’ve made my fair share of them. None of them have disappointed. I look forward to reading along for years to come! =)

    ~ Catie

    1. Thanks Catie! I bet you hate our winters! They really are hard – especially with days like today! Grrrrrr
      And thank you so much for your kind words on my blog – I’m so happy to have you reading along!

  25. We’ve been reading each other’s sites for years already, and I’m excited to see you get more “up close and personal”… {says the queen of oversharing}.

    But that’s what differentiates us from magazines, a true voice with a backstory…I’ve been thinking the same thing lately…I haven’t been posting as much-the ebbs and flows of blogging…

    Much love,

  26. This recipe looks absolutely delicious!!! I cannot wait to try it;)

    I prefer personal, otherwise we could just go to All Recipes and print out a recipe…that’s boring! I like knowing the story behind the recipe, or how you’re feeling while making the recipe:)

    I am about to celebrate my 17th annual 29th Birthday…LOL! I grew up in Southern California and ended up in Easter Iowa of all places. You just never know where life is going to take you. I am hoping that life will take me back to CA at some point 🙂

  27. I loved reading your post… both intriguing and disarming. I think more than anything else, we crave connection, and your invitation to connect drew me in. Actually, honestly, the cilantro lime coconut chicken drew me in from Happy Hour, initially…but then your post captivated me long enough to bookmark your blog. It will be fun to see what you realio trulio have to say in the coming weeks and months. Obviously, you have great taste in dinners. (=

    Happy Spring! Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

    1. Thanks Lynaea! I really love being able to connect with people, and blogs are the perfect platform! I’m happy to have you here – I hope you enjoy it!

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  29. That pic of your chicken is wonderful; the light, composition, color….and I love that it’s not on the typical serving patter too! I love really good photography! I love your blog just like it is, but I understand wanting to change things up. I do it all the time at my place. Will be changing it up again soon in fact. I kinda look at changing up my blog like re decorating my house. It doesn’t cost me anything and it is fun to have a new look.

  30. Jo-Anna,

    Lovely blog you have. Saw the recipe for the lime thai chicken and wanted to give it a try. So glad I stumbled onto your site through Pinterest. I was looking at the no bake grasshopper pies and this picture caught my eye at the end of it. FYI, I’ll be 50 in a few months. I teach high school math in N. Ga, just outside of Athens, home of University of Georgia. Like so many of your other readers, I often feel younger and usually don’t even think about my age…until a big birthday comes along. I’m mom to two wonderful grown sons and wife of 30 years to Superman, no really. he’s wonderful. I’ll be coming back often to hear what you have to share and enjoy more recipes.

  31. Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established
    blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty
    fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not
    sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

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