Sweet Chili Chicken with Coconut Rice

Ummmmm yeah.

Sweet Chili Chicken with Coconut Rice / Bev Cooks

First of all, I don’t even want you to scroll down to the recipe just yet, because you’ll absolutely lose your entire face when you learn of the minimalisticalism (<—what?)-ness (<—dude) of this recipe. There are like six or seven ingredients tops in it.

But hold on!

Let’s take this slowly.

Sweet Chili Chicken with Coconut Rice / Bev Cooks

The simplicity of this meal is gonna blow ya mawwwnd. You seriously just sear some diced chicken. Season it with salt and pepper and sear it. Just sear it. That’s it.

THEN, toss it with some sweet chili sauce and honey. You know, the kind of chili sauce you use to dip spring rolls in? That kind. Toss it. Glaze it. Caress it. I don’t care what you do behind closed doors. But oh my goodness do it.

Then . . .

Sweet Chili Chicken with Coconut Rice / Bev Cooks

Oh snap, we’re done.

Uh huh, you’re going to cook the rice in the coconut milk while the chicken sears, so that’s as effortless as beffortless.

(I have no idea what and/or who beffortbless is.)

Once the rice is cooked, squirt some lime juice in it because gewd lawwwwd.

And to finish, just make sure you have a wheelbarrow of sliced scallions and sesame seeds on hand. You do like making good decisions in your life, right?

Sweet Chili Chicken with Coconut Rice / Bev Cooks

I think you do.

Sweet Chili Chicken with Coconut Rice:

What it took for four:

* 1 cup jasmine rice
* 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
* juice from one lime
* 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
* 1 pound chicken breast cutlets, cut into 1-inch cubes, seasoned with salt and pepper
* 3-4 Tbs. chili sauce (like, the kind you get for spring rolls)
* 2 Tbs. honey
* sliced scallions and sesame seeds for garnish

In a rice cooker (or your favorite stove top method) add the (rinsed) rice and coconut milk. Cook until you hear dat beep, yo. Once you hear it, toss the rice and add the lime juice.

In the meantime, heat the oil over a medium-high heat in a medium skillet. Add the chicken and sear on both sides until cooked through and browned all over. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet or plate and toss with the chili sauce and honey.

And you won’t believe how hard this gets. Ready?

Serve the coconut lime rice with a helping of the sweet chicken bites. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds. THE END. I love you. Wait, what?

Sweet Chili Chicken with Coconut Rice / Bev Cooks

Safety pin some scallions to your blouse today to avoid a round of pinches. Bam.

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27 Responses to Sweet Chili Chicken with Coconut Rice

  1. Tori@Gringalicious.com March 17, 2015 at 5:48 am #
    Yes!! This is what I'm talking about. I so want some of this right now!
  2. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 17, 2015 at 6:43 am #
    Why the hell haven't I made this before? I want to devour 10 bowls right meow!
  3. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog March 17, 2015 at 8:04 am #
    Simple + delicious = sold!
  4. Natalie @ Never Serious Blog March 17, 2015 at 10:33 am #
    You had me at beffortless. And minimalisticalismness.
  5. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files March 17, 2015 at 11:48 am #
    With only 6 or 7 ingredients, it would be stupid for me not to make this. Happening. ASAP.
  6. Kathleen March 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm #
    This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!
  7. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 17, 2015 at 1:58 pm #
    I'm perfectly find with this ingredient list! Especially since I have most everything on hand already.
  8. Amy @Very Culinary March 17, 2015 at 5:18 pm #
    This should be called Sweet Chili Chicken with Coconut Rice For Amy. GIMME.
  9. Kelly March 17, 2015 at 6:23 pm #
    This sounds and looks SO GOOD.
  10. kelley March 18, 2015 at 10:13 am #
    Easy does it, lady! I'm all over the quick meal right now. I could drink that chili sauce by the gallon. And coconut rice? I swoon.
  11. Emma March 18, 2015 at 11:41 am #
    I made this last night and holy moly was it good. i added some ponzu sauce to the rice and topped the bowl with avocado as well as the chicken (because one should never resist a ripe avocado) and it was the perfect meal. thanks for the recipe, bev!
  12. Leslie March 19, 2015 at 12:13 pm #
    Made this and loved it. Thanks!
  13. Hayley March 23, 2015 at 8:58 pm #
    I'm just starting to attempt to cook. I just moved out of my parent's house a few months ago and I have no clue what I'm doing. But I started making your recipes and they have all been so easy and so delicious!! I love your personality. I laugh out loud with every blog. You're like my personal cooking coach.. and you don't even know it. Till now! You're basically my favorite person ever. I just made this and it's sooooooooooo gooooooood. And my instagram pic of it turned out amazing too. I cannot wait to make another one of your recipes :) And read the blog. That's half the fun!
    • Bev Weidner March 24, 2015 at 10:56 am #
      Ahhhh well thank you! I'm so glad you liked it!
  14. Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk) March 30, 2015 at 4:49 pm #
    This looks amazing! Gorgeous photos.
  15. Stephanie | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee March 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm #
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was so good! Love that this was an easy, weeknight meal and done in under 30 minutes. Definitely adding this to my weeknight meal rotation. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!
  16. Dandy Randy April 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm #
    Switched out the rice for quinoa and didn't have sesame seeds on hand, but I think I managed to blow my own mind. This one is for keeps and for sharsies!
  17. JoAn @simplegreenmoms.com April 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm #
    This looks simply delicious! A must try for tonights dinner!! Thank ya Bev!
  18. Zoey Jordyn May 27, 2015 at 2:34 am #
    Simply brilliant. My family like it so much that I have to cook it again tonight for a dinner! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!
  19. Tina September 25, 2015 at 4:59 pm #
    Where have I been? oh wait ... where have you been? Finally someone that can make reading a recipe so stinkin fun!!!! Seriously I have been laughing at the computer and my kids are looking at me like I am even more crazy than normal!!! You Rock!!! Keep it up! Oh and I found you by google searching sandwiches without bread and your sweetpotato cheesy goodness recipe popped up!!! Gonna go find me some recipe cards and write till my hand falls off!


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