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Looking for a new way to season boring ol' chicken and fish? This coconut lime marinade is it!

Coconut Lime Marinade

Lime juice, coconut milk, and seasonings make for tasty chicken or fish!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8 1x


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  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (or 1 teaspoon dried cilantro)
  • lime wedges for serving optional
  • 2 pounds chicken or salmon


  1. Combine all ingredients, and add your choice of fish or chicken. Stir to coat.
  2. Marinade for at least 30 minutes before cooking on the grill or in a hot skillet. Serve with lime wedges if desired.


If you use the whole can of coconut milk, add an extra teaspoon of soy sauce and fish sauce.

Originally published March 2013; updated October 2015. Inspired by Lime and Coconut Chicken at See Aimee Cook.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Main