Garden Hard, Eat Hearty: Island Chicken

Try this tasty tropical chicken recipe.

| June/July 1995

  • Island Chicken has all the zing, tingle, and tang of the tropics. Lay it out on a bed of rice, and pour yourself a beer.

Serves 6

The many ingredients here make for a sensational tropical treat. All you’ll need to accompany it is plenty of white rice and beer. You may marinate the chicken and prepare the sauce a day ahead if you like.

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


•1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, loosely packed
•2 large garlic cloves
•1 lemongrass stalk, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
•1 shallot or 2 scallions, quartered
•3/4 cup canned light coconut milk
•1/4 cup peanut oil
•2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon pepper


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