Oven-baked Coconut Chicken Thighs


Next time you're having chicken, try something different with oven-baked coconut chicken thighs. It will amaze you how easy and flavorful it is!

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Oven-baked coconut chicken thighs
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-08-30, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 40 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 19-03-2021

40 minutes 2 people Main course
Oven-baked coconut chicken thighs


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  • 300 gram chicken thighs
  • 80 gram shredded coconut
  • 30 ml ketjap
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemongrass
  • half a red chilli pepper
  • a teaspoon of Chinese five-spice (store-bought or make your own)
  • tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 large pak choi
  • 1 cup of rice, we've used yellow rice
Oven-baked coconut chicken thighs ingredients
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  • Cutting board & chef's knife
  • Medium-sized pan
  • Large saute pan or wok
  • Baking tray lined with parchment paper
  • Large bowl
  • Oven

Oven-baked Coconut Chicken Thighs

40 minutes 2 people Main course

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Preparation -- 20 minutes + waiting time

Finely chop the garlic cloves and set half of it aside. Mix ketjap, the other half of garlic and half a teaspoon of chinese five-spice powder. Cut the chicken thighs in large pieces and place them into the marinade.

Make sure all the pieces are covered well and set aside for at least one hour. The longer you'll wait, the better it will be. Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees celsius or 375 degrees fahrenheit.  

Fill the medium-sized pan with water and bring it to a boil. Chop half of the red chilli pepper in small pieces, add it to the boiling water along with the other half of the chopped garlic, lemongrass in large pieces and some salt.

Boil the rice, how long this will take depends on the type of rice you're using.  

Oven-baked coconut chicken thighs
Oven-baked coconut chicken thighs

Finishing the oven-baked coconut chicken thighs -- 20 minutes

Add the shredded coconut to a small bowl and roll the chicken pieces in it until they're all fully coated. Place them on the baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Cut the pak choi in large pieces and heat a little bit of oil in the wok or large saute pan. Add the pak choi along with half of the chinese five-spice and sesame oil and cook them for about 2 minutes.

Season with pepper and salt. Drain the rice and remove the lemongrass pieces. Divide over 2 plates, along with the baked pak choi and coconut chicken pieces, enjoy your meal!

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