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Coconut Coriander Chicken

Coconut Coriander Chicken

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Sometimes having a healthy dinner is just what you need. It needs to be easy, fast, light and super tasty. This super tasty steamed coconut coriander chicken is so easy to prepare and it is done in less than 30 minutes. You can easily increase the quantity of the chicken by adding more strips next to the vegetables in the Varoma dish.


  • 1 red chilli in large chunks
  • 3 cm piece of ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 shallots peeled
  • 20 g coconut oil
  • 250 g coconut milk
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 10 g fish sauce
  • 20 g palm sugar or coconut sugar
  • 3 chicken breast fillets cubed (or chicken breast strips no thicker than 2cm)
  • 2 slices of lime
  • 250 g pumpkin peeled and chopped in chunks
  • 200 g mangetout
  • 1200 g water
  • 1 tsp vegetable stock paste
  • 300 g jasmine rice
  • 10 g fresh coriander to serve
  • 2 lime wedges for serving


  1. Place the red chilli, ginger, garlic and shallot in the mixing bowl. Chop 3 Sec. / Speed 5. Add the oil and fry 3 Min. / 120C / Speed 2. Add the coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce and coconut sugar (or palm sugaand combine 10 Sec. / Speed 2.

  2. Meanwhile, line the Varoma upper tray with greaseproof paper and place the chicken breast chunks on top. Pour over the sauce. Decorate with a couple slices of lime.

  3. Place the pumpkin pieces and mange tout in the Varoma dish.

  4. Without cleaning the mixing bowl, add the water and the vegetable stock paste and insert the simmering basket.
  5. Add the rice into the simmering basket and place the Varoma on top of the mixing bowl. Steam 20 Min. / Varoma / Speed 2.

  6. Once steamed, serve the chicken with some pumpkin pieces, mange tout, rice and decorate with fresh coriander and a lime wedge.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Coriander Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 337mg15%
Potassium 937mg27%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 5995IU120%
Vitamin C 57.5mg70%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Wlo on June 3, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    What can I replace pumpkin with? Interestingly none of us favour pumpkin 😬

    • Sophia H Sophia H on June 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Carrot, parsnip, courgette are all good options 🙂 x

  2. Jules on June 4, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Can I replace the pumpkin with something else e.g. Parsnip or carrot?

  3. Alison R Alison R on June 20, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Tried this tonight, lovely meal, very easy to make.

  4. Lisa on June 21, 2019 at 8:04 pm


    I don’t have the stainless steel tray. How do i cook this recipe

    • Sophia H Sophia H on July 3, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      You can use either the mixing bowl to cook the curry sauce first and then steam the chicken or use another dish that fits in the Varoma 🙂

  5. anne on October 15, 2019 at 3:20 am

    this looks wonderful! do you have any other recipes using the stainless steel
    tray and trivet?

    • Sophia H Sophia H on February 9, 2020 at 8:38 am

      Working on it 🙂 But all omelettes for the tray, fish dishes and miso glazed veggies are great. For the trivet you can use it every time you add a large quantity of veggies or potatoes.

  6. Dyann De Brincat on October 15, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    looks yum…but your chicken looks like one whole chicken breast not strips or cubed?

    • Sophia H Sophia H on February 9, 2020 at 8:37 am

      you can do it with a whole chicken breast or diced chicken breast totally up to you.

  7. Christine Christine on February 15, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Can i use parchment paper insteat greaseproof paper ?

  8. Liz on April 3, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Lovely flavours and easy to cook – thank you

  9. Linda Laming on May 13, 2020 at 11:23 am

    I’m confused because my chicken was barely cooked, so I had to finish in the microwave.
    Why is someone mentioning a ‘stainless steel tray”? I don’t see mention of one in the recipe.

  10. Linda Laming on May 13, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I’m confused because my chicken was barely cooked, so I had to finish in the microwave.
    Why is someone mentioning a ‘stainless steel tray”? I don’t see mention of one in the recipe.
    It did taste amazing though, so thank you

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