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Coconut Milk Marinated Chicken

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Coconut milk is terrific for marinating chicken! It gives it a delicious flavor and makes the chicken very moist.

I prepared the marinade the night before and let the chicken sit in the fridge overnight.

The marinade is made up of light, unsweetened coconut milk, lime juice, minced garlic, cilantro and salt.

Calculating the marinade with Weight Watchers is always tricky for me. You’re discarding most of it so I don’t track the whole amount.

I tracked 1/4 cup of coconut milk for the recipe. Everything else in the marinade I used was 0 points.

Click here to view your WW Personal Points and track it on your app.

Light, unsweetened coconut milk is pretty easy to find. I found mine at Target in the baking isle:

How to make Coconut Milk Marinated Chicken:

In a large zip-up bag, add the coconut milk, lime juice, minced garlic, cilantro and salt.

Place the chicken breast in the bag and zip it up. Let the chicken sit in the fridge 4 hours or overnight.

One of the great things about this recipe is you can cook the chicken however you’d like. On the grill, on the stovetop or even baked!

Remove the chicken from the zip-up bag and let the excess marinade drip off. Make sure to discard the leftover marinade.

If you’re cooking the chicken on the grill or stovetop you’ll want to cook it for 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of your chicken.

To bake the chicken set the temperature to 400 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.

Once the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees, it is cooked.

Since this chicken is so low in points I served mine with rice.

It also goes great with a vegetable or salad.

Coconut Milk Marinated Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can light, unsweetened coconut milk
  • Juice from one lime
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a zip-up bag. Seal the bag and place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

  2. Cook the chicken on the grill, stovetop or bake in the oven.

On the grill or stovetop:
  1. Cook the chicken 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. The chicken is cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Baked in the oven:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook chicken 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Here are some more WW friendly recipes:

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Chicken Divan Casserole

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Are you looking for a meal plan that’s Weight Watchers friendly? I have over 100 meal plans that you can choose from and I post a new one each week. Click here to check them out!

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