Coconut Chicken Thighs

Coconut Chicken

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Pan seared coconut Chicken Thighs

4 chicken thighs (cleaned)

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon fresh  black pepper

2 tablespoons coconut oil

A- The sauce

1/2 teaspoon  Rosemary

Touch of salt

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1/4 of a small onions (finely minced)

1 Red chilli (finely minced)

2 Tablespoons Coconut Milk


  • Season the chicken with the salt and black pepper. Set aside
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Place a large skillet over high heat and add oil, when the oil is hot, place the chicken thighs in skin side down. Sear on each side for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from oil and set on a lined oven tray, place in the over for 10-12 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Combine all the ingredients in Part A in a medium pot to make the sauce. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.  Remove from heat
  • Serve the sauce over the cooked  chicken.



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By |November 26th, 2011|46 Comments


  1. mel March 14, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Hi,nice work girl…on d coconut chicken

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  3. Idy Ekanem September 23, 2014 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    I realised that using the fresh coconut to make the milk has more flavour than the store bought ones in tin.

  4. florescent February 26, 2014 at 10:24 am - Reply

    What is Red Chili n d coconut milk is it sold in the market too?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 28, 2014 at 7:30 am - Reply

      Red chili is available everywhere. you can buy pre-made coconut milk or make your own from fresh coconut by blending and squeezing out milk from fresh coconut.

  5. florescent February 26, 2014 at 10:18 am - Reply

    What is rosemary? N can one use thyme instead?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 28, 2014 at 7:31 am - Reply

      Rosemary is an herb just like Thyme, you can substitute thyme.

  6. jen November 27, 2013 at 8:48 am - Reply

    at what Point is the milk added?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 27, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

      The milk is added in with everything else in part A to make the sauce

  7. Learner November 27, 2013 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Abeg where I go see coconut oil buy? 🙂

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 27, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

      Where do you live? Dem get am everywhere sha, even for local market.

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  9. TINA December 19, 2012 at 7:10 am - Reply


    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 22, 2012 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Hi Tina welcome, do you have a particular ingredient in mind? most of the things we use are available on the Nigerian market (sometime under a different name)

  10. Neil Warren December 6, 2011 at 7:30 am - Reply

    m very happy to see your article. Thanks so much and i am taking a look forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  11. 9ja Mom December 6, 2011 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Okay oh – my report is long overdue. Anyway, Friday and Saturday ended up being really busy so I didn’t make this until Sunday although my chicken had been marinating all that time. It was very delicious – my pics look nothing like yours and I think I know why but sha, I enjoyed it – easy to make and a great addition to my menu plan…I served it with potatoes because when I started looking at the peppers in oil, I really wanted to eat it with some yam sha… I added plenty of pepper to the sauce cos we eat pepper in my house…

    Here are some lessons learned:

    1. Need to use ground Rosemary/Thyme cos ds wasn’t feeling all the herbs he had to chew through so he didn’t eat much of it
    2, Don’t think my dry spices mixed as well as I thought since a few came out being really salty – it was really just a few

    My only complain was that I had expected to taste the Coconut flavor some more but didn’t – was there something I should have done?

    Also, for larger batches, do you just multiply? or is there another method to increasing?

    Wish I could post some of the pics here… love the recipe – please keep them coming!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 7, 2011 at 12:03 am - Reply

      Waoooooo…. excellent review. okay…. did you use organic coconut oil? I never use the generic thing because it is mixed with other oil.

      yeah… just multiply through for large batches, rosemary needs some getting used to, even the fresh one is a bit tough. I am happy you liked the recipe :). post some pictures on

  12. 9jafoodie
    9jafoodie December 1, 2011 at 11:18 am - Reply

    @Ms myne: thank you so much, that means a lot to me
    @Trip; Thanks for the kind words
    @Ginger: AWWWWWWW… you are awesome!! thanks dear
    @Christine: Thanks a million 🙂

    • trip December 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      My pleasure … I also can’t resist asking … how did you get your dodo to shape up like that. Did you use a biscuit cutter? I tried pressing raw plantain before frying, but I only ended up with crushed Abeg tips xxx :-).

  13. Christine December 1, 2011 at 3:57 am - Reply

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  14. Ginger November 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the new website 9jafoodie. looks wonderful. I can almost smell it 🙂

    You are certainly going places. next stop…a site IRL.

  15. Trip November 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Wow!!! I am just blown away by your recipes, another one to try out soon. Keep up the good work, and well done on setting up this website xxx

  16. Myne Whitman November 30, 2011 at 4:55 am - Reply

    I just discovered this site and I’m blown away! It looks amazing! Congrats dear.

  17. Cannime November 30, 2011 at 12:10 am - Reply

    This is awesomeee…. I should try this out the christmas 😀

  18. Alida November 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    This looks so yummy!! I am pinning it to my Pinterest board…I can hardly wait to try it!

  19. Financial advisor November 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    This is a good blog message, I will keep the post in my mind. If you can add more video and pictures can be much better. Because they help much clear understanding. 🙂 thanks Cavalieri.

  20. Maria November 29, 2011 at 11:11 am - Reply

    I suggest adding a facebook like button for the blog!

  21. CoyIntrovert November 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    This looks so good. I would definitely try this!!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 30, 2011 at 4:26 am - Reply

      Happy you like it, waiting for your entry 😀

  22. NikkiSho November 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Looks ravishing!!!

  23. john November 27, 2011 at 3:24 am - Reply

    If olive oil can be substituted for the coconut oil how is it still coconut chicken? Just thought I should point this out. Keep up with the inspiring dishes.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 27, 2011 at 3:34 am - Reply

      Valid point John, but due to health reservations with Coconut oil I thought a substitute would be appropriate. Thanks for the comment :D.

    • Jemmy April 13, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Hi John, its still coconut chicken because the sauce has coconut milk in it, so even if you substitute coconut oil for olive oil, its still coconut chicken

  24. noahs crew November 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Chicken and coconut? who knew? I’m going to have to try it, looks delish!

  25. 9jafoodie
    9jafoodie November 26, 2011 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    @KMT: Thanks love
    @E_vICTOR: one order for the best BF in the world coming up 😀
    @Nyttavianne: Thanks dear

  26. nyttavianne November 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    i like….

  27. e__victor
    e__victor November 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Looks fabulous. Can I place an order?

  28. Ibifiri Mobolaji-Kamsont November 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Hmm yummy. i will go and try this. very nice. keep up the good work girl. I am loving this site more and more

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