Coconut Milk and Thyme Braised Chicken – Delicious and easy to make one pot chicken dinner cooked in thyme-infused coconut milk and garlic.
SO yummy-good, I may never go back to grilling chicken, again.
Hello, dear friends! Hello, dear Mothers! Happy Mother’s Day to you all, especially to my own! ❤❤❤ Thank you for EVERYTHING you do! 😍
Also? CONGRATULATIONS, I turned out perfectly! 😄😉😚
Can I ramble on just a little more about how motherhood is still totally the hardest job in the world? YET so freakin’ awesomely rewarding!?!
I heard that all my life and it sounded like this, “When you become a mother, blah blah blaaaah blah blah!”. *eyeroll*
But then I became a Mommy and things completely fell into place and everything started to make sense and I pulled my hair out and I kissed the bejesus out of my kids – all of that at the same time. 😊
Okay. About that food…
Here she be! Aint’ she delicious!?
This chicken dinner is the flavor bomb of my life. I am trying to put into words how much I love this combination of coconut milk with thyme + all the garlic. A whole BULB of garlic. Yeah, baby!
Being the person that is in full blown relationship with one pot chicken dinners, it should come as no surprise that this Coconut Milk and Thyme Braised Chicken is the simplest, but most delicious thing ever.
As things almost always happen, this lovely din din is the result of coconut milk about to go bad, chicken drumsticks that I forgot to throw in the freezer, and chicken thighs that my other half was crying for. Thyme and garlic? Always necessary. 🍗 🍴
The deal is, though, that I’m pretty sure you will also fall in love with the rich flavors of this dish! It is OUT of this world!!! Exclamation points are also always necessary.
With only about 15 minutes of prep time, you will have an entire hour after that to let this baby cook in the oven while you shop online for that spankin’ new Yves Saint Laurent handbag. It’s Mother’s Day – I deserve it. I mean you! YOU deserve it! 😉
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
- 4 pounds of chicken pieces (I used boneless chicken thighs and drumsticks)
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 6 thyme sprigs
- 1 whole garlic bulb , separated into individual cloves and peeled
- 2 cups coconut milk
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil and butter in a dutch oven or any other heavy pot that is stovetop and oven safe.
Add chicken pieces to the pot and cook for 4 minutes; flip and continue to cook for 4 minutes or until chicken is browned on all sides.
Add thyme sprigs and garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds.
Add coconut milk, cover and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until chicken is cooked.
Remove from oven and let stand several minutes.