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This Coconut Milk Chicken Thighs Recipe with creamy tomato sauce will be your new favorite dinner. It’s made with simple ingredients, it is easy to make, and tasty to eat! It’s dairy free too!
This Cast Iron Coconut Milk Chicken with dairy free creamy tomato sauce has a perfect mix of flavor that will leave your mouth watering for more! It’s sauce has a perfect mix of tomato and coconut for a creamy delicious topping for your chicken. Plus, the texture of the sauce is not too thick and not too thin, it’s just perfect!
The chicken thighs alone have a great juicy flavor, and when you add it to this delightful coconut creamy tomato sauce, it makes even better! It is sure to be a dish that the whole family will love and enjoy eating!
Also, with this creamy chicken recipe being made with simple ingredients makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner option!
Ingredients for the cast iron chicken thighs
- chicken thighs
- avocado oil
- garlic powder
- onion powder
Ingredients for the homemade tomato sauce
- fire roasted tomatoes
- stewed tomatoes
- coconut milk
How to make cast iron skillet chicken thighs
Mix together the garlic, onion, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper. This will be the rub for the chicken. Use a large frying pan, add oil to pan.
Heat the oil in the pan over medium heat. Test it by sprinkle a little salt into it. If it sizzles its ready.
While the oil is heating, coat the chicken in the dry rub.
Once the oil comes to temp, place the chicken in carefully.
Next, brown the chicken by cooking it about 4-5 minutes on each side, the skin should be golden brown.
When the chicken is finished, remove the chicken and set aside. Put your canned tomatoes into a blender and blend well, then set aside.
Pour the coconut into the pan and stir as it thickens for about 2 min.
At this point, add in the tomatoes followed by the rest of ingredients.
Let the sauce come to boil and then reduce the sauce to med low heat.
Place chicken back into pan and simmer for 20 min, cooking the chicken until an internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F.
What to serve alongside coconut milk chicken thighs in tomato sauce
These creamy chicken thighs can pair with any side dish you would like! It will especially pair well with zoodles or low carb noodles like Palmini low carb linguine or this low carb pasta from The Great Low Carb Breead Company!
You can even serve this dish with Instant Pot cauliflower rice or your favorite low carb vegetable dish. Again, you can use the delicious sauce to drizzle over your rice or veggies for a little more flavor.
Or serve it with Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower! The sauce can almost act like a gravy and you can drizzle it all over! Plus, the cauli mash will be cooking all hands off while you make this yummy skillet chicken dish.
Again, you could try drizzling just a little bit of the sauce over your favorite vegetable if you have picky eaters and are trying to get them to eat more vegetables like these Garlicky Cast Iron Green Beans.
Tips for creamy coconut milk chicken thighs
- If you have some leftovers, safe them for a tasty meal another day.
- Try putting so of the sauce on your favorite low carb pasta or cauliflower rice!
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Chicken with Coconut cream tomato sauce
This chicken with coconut cream sauce is a creamy twist on the classic chicken and red sauce. With simple ingredients, it is easy to make, and tasty to eat!
Mix together the garlic, onion, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper. This a rub for the chicken.
Use a large frying pan, add oil to pan. Heat over medium heat. Test it by sprinkle a little salt into it. If it sizzles its ready.
While the oil is heating coat the chicken in the dry rub
Once the oil comes to temp place the chicken in carefully. Brown chicken by cooking it about 4-5 minutes on each side-skin should be golden brown.
Remove chicken and set aside
Put your canned tomatoes into a blender and blend well set aside.
Pour the coconut into the pan stir as it thickens about 2 min.
At this point add in the tomatoes followed by the rest of ingredients. Let sauce come to boil.
Reduce sauce to med low heat.
Place chicken back into pan and simmer for 20 min. Cook until internal temp of chicken is 165F.