Delicious Brazilian Chicken with Creamy Coconut Milk Sauce

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Delicious Brazilian Chicken with Creamy Coconut Milk Sauce
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 11, 2023

Indulge in the exotic flavors of Brazil with this mouthwatering chicken dish cooked in a creamy coconut milk sauce. The tender chicken is marinated in a blend of spices, garlic, and lime juice, then simmered in coconut milk until it becomes incredibly flavorful and juicy. Served with steamed rice or crusty bread, this dish is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. Enjoy the rich and comforting taste of Brazilian cuisine with this easy-to-follow recipe.


  • 2 pounds chicken pieces (bone-in, skin-on)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest


  1. In a large bowl, combine the minced garlic, lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and sear until browned on all sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the diced onion and sliced bell peppers. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes to the skillet and cook for another 2-3 minutes until they release their juices.
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet and pour in the coconut milk and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cover. Cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime zest. Serve hot with steamed rice or crusty bread.

Interesting Facts

  • Coconut milk is a staple ingredient in Brazilian cuisine, adding richness and flavor to many dishes.
  • This recipe is a popular and traditional Brazilian chicken dish called 'Frango com Leite de Coco'.
  • Brazilian cuisine has a diverse range of influences, including Portuguese, African, and Indigenous flavors.