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Garlic Chicken Strips in Coconut Sauce

Food unrelated news: I decided to start exercising. For those who know me, they know I am pretty tiny (by Kenyan Standards) but truth be told, I am so unfit. As I am growing older, I feel it is so important to keep my body in the best state, even if I do not gain weight that easily. It has nothing to do with weight, but more to do with simply staying fit. I have been doing core work outs and I feel so sore but soooo good! Goal: These abs. And judging by the way I am going so far, this is within reach. I just hope I won’t give get bored along the way LOL

Anyway, back to business. For today, something rich and savory. This Garlic Chicken Strips in Coconut Sauce is one of those meals you can whip up in just a few minutes but have everyone blown away by how beautifully layered the flavors are.

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COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES                                              SERVES:2


ingredients for cooking chicken breast_chicken breast in coconut

1 large Chicken breast

Coconut cream, 125 g

1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric

1/4 teaspoon of white pepper

1 Red onion, diced

4 cloves of garlic, minced

Coriander for garnish, optional

salt to taste


Take your breast and cut it up in strips. Always cut against the grain to ensure it is tender and not as chewy as chicken breast usually is. The same thing we did here. Heat a pan and put your breast strips together with the black pepper to shallow fry.

Shallow frying chicken in some oil and black pepper adds a ton of

Because the chicken is in strips, it will take a short time to cook. But because this is the first phase of cooking, you need the chicken to just turn white then remove from the heat. It will finish cooking in the coconut sauce.

Chop up your  red onion and mince your garlic. Put these two on a hot pan and allow it to sautee until the onions are soft and the garlic is fragrant. Add the chicken strips.

frying the chicken in garlic and onion brings out the savouriness. Garlic is always a great combination to chicken_garlic chicken ctrips with coconut sauce_

Then add the coconut cream and the turmeric and stir. Turn down the heat and let this simmer for 3-7. minutes. The duration is quite small because the chicken was already cooked. You can use as much coconut cream as you prefer, but I liked mine with more meat than cream. You can always adjust to suit your preferences.

the chicken always finishes cooking in the coconut cream so allow it not to cook all the way through while

turmeric adds alot of color to the garlic chicken strips with coconut

Once this is done, remove from the heat.

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Yield to your uncontrollable greed and eat straight from the pan  Plate the chicken add your garnish, serve with your best starch then dig in.

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How amazing does my Garlic Chicken Strips in Coconut Sauce look? I was a bit nervous as to how the coconut cream would taste with the chicken but it turned out so beautifully. #NoRegrets

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So easy yet so delicious. This Garlic Chicken Strips in Coconut Sauce should be on your to-make list this weekend. Absolutely no room for failure. And we like that don’t we? ;))



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  1. Melba

    You are so good at what you do, and I love the fact that you point out the ingridients. Definitely going to try this out!!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you for putting a smile on my face and on my heart! :)) Do let me know how it goes, I would totally love to know.

  2. Sera nankunda

    Wow I love this,,can’t wait to try it out,,yo recipes a always on point,,I tried the coconut cream and spicy sausage matoke and it was perfect

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hey Sera,

      I am so happy you enjoyed the Coconut matoke, that was a real winner!!! I am sure you will enjoy this as well.


  3. Wamboi Kay

    Thank goodness i’m reading this as I have lunch! Slurp!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      LOL Saved you the agony! #Slurp!

  4. irene

    This looks divine

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Tastes just as it looks :))

  5. Spirit

    Looks great. I’ll try this minus the garlic. I love what it smells like during the cooking process but I have never made peace with its lingering qualities…

    • kaluhiskitchen

      You can remove the garlic if you do not like it. But it may change the overall taste of the dish since for this recipe garlic was such a core ingredient.

  6. adashofpepper

    Your meals are always so inspiring. I love how you turn simple and readily available meals into delicious meals.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you soo much! :))))

    • kaluhiskitchen

      And I like your blog too 🙂

  7. Ivy

    Girl i could spend the whole day here!
    Keep doing what you do:)
    Most definitely trying this out.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I will definitely keep at it :)). And I am sure you will love this too!

  8. Kelly K.

    I love everything about your blog! E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G!!!! Great job, Kaluhi. You’re hands down my favorite Kenyan blogger.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Oh Kelly! You have put one huge smile on my face!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much. You kind words mean the world to me


  9. Cindy

    love you blog girl! and the recipes are so amazing….

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you much Cindy :))

  10. Daisy

    Normal certainly doesn’t have to be borring, we just need to play around with spices to bring out the best in our common meals….
    i love cooking and trying out new recipes…. i gave this a try (but i boiled the breast with the black pepper instead) and Oh my!!!! it was amazing it had me licking my plate clean. thanks to you now i can once in a while enjoy my chicken breasts in coconut sauce

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you so much for giving this a try Daisy! Normal definately does not have to be boring. Cheers to fantastic food :))

  11. Kate

    Yield to your uncontrollable greed and eat straight from the pan…hahaha.
    Mbona tuchafue sahani?
    Adding this to my chicken to cook list because it looks & sounds delish.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      LOL! Mbona tuongeze vyombo maze?!This is one of those #MUSTTRY chicken recipes for sure :))

  12. vee.wanjiku

    Love, love and love.

    • kaluhiskitchen


  13. Waks

    Oh Dear!! Just made this for dinner! I was worried the coconut cream would be abit off, but gal!! This tastes so sweet, plus the chapos then I boiled mixed veggies on the side…….Thanks for sharing these simple quick to fix dishes. Blessings!!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      This is a;so a favorite at home to this date. So fast to prepare but too tasty! I am glad you enjoyed it as much.I must cook this soon once more.


  14. Naomi

    I really do enjoy your recipes and your presentation……i am.a food lover and am.trying to cook for a living just simples.things and you really encourage me……anything you can advice i will be grateful.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      All I can say is go right ahead in the direction of your dreams. Since you already know what you want to do, just start.

  15. Ciku

    I have been looking for this recipe. Finally! I cant wait to try it out.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      awesome!!! Let me know how it goes!

  16. Shiru

    Awesome. I love your blog

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you sooooo much <3

  17. Lynette

    It is so good…. The recipe is ????

  18. Lynette

    It is so good…. The recipe is fire!!!!

    • kaluhiskitchen


  19. Serah

    This is so simple, yet sooo yummy. I’ve gone crazy with your recipes. My daughter declared this dish her favorite.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      That is so good to know! Give a warm hug to your angel on my behalf <3 and hope you enjoy even more recipes :)))

  20. Michelle

    I cooked this for my mums birthday lunch, she literally ate half a chicken by herself, it was sooo good ?

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Wow! I am soo glad to here your mom loved this! It is one of my fave chicken recipe and glad your fam enjoyed every single bite!

  21. Glorine

    Lately you my favourite starting to enjoy cooking courtesy of all your recipes…I have tried 4 so far and they are all amazing!trying this for tonights dinner

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Glad you have found joy in cooking just as much as I have!<3

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