Lime & coconut chicken with courgette noodles

As you know I’m a busy Mum of three and so time really is of an essence in my kitchen. I like to plan each meal at the beginning of the week and shop for ingredients accordingly. Perfectly Paleo have been my go-to stockist for all of the things you can’t just pop to the supermarket for such as coconut oil and coconut palm sugar which I have used in today’s recipe.

The recipe I’ve created is quick and easy to make and was a definite crowd pleaser. My noodle mad children loved the courgette ribbons and have since been calling them ‘coodles’, catchy! On to the recipe..


For the chicken
4 skinless chicken breasts (organic is best)
2 tbsp coconut oil
zest of 1 lime
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp curry powder
pinch of cayenne
2 heaped tsp coconut palm sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut aminos
1/2 can of coconut milk
2 limes cut into wedges

For the noodles 
3 courgettes
2 cloves of crushed garlic
you will also need a julienne vegetable peeler


1. Except for the chicken and lime wedges, add all the other ingredients to a bowl and whisk until smooth to make a marinade.

2. Lay your chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet or rolling pin until flattened.

3. Place chicken into a dish and cover with the marinade, refrigerate for two hours or even the night before you intend to cook it.

4. Once marinated, add your chicken in batches to a frying pan over a medium heat. Cook for a few minutes on each side, they won’t take long. Once they are nicely charred and cooked, wrap in foil and set aside. Save marinade for later.

5. Using a julienne peeler (you need one of these in your life!) peel your courgettes into ribbons.

6. Add courgette ribbons to a dry frying pan and cook over a medium heat stirring for around 3 minutes. Add the crushed garlic and cook for a further minute while you make your sauce.

7. As your courgette noodles are finishing off bring the marinade you saved from earlier to the boil for a minute or two.

8. Time to plate up; slice your chicken into strips and place on top of the courgette noodles and drizzle your sauce over the top. I served mine with broccoli and runner beans.

It was absolutely delicious and no one missed real noodles, in fact I was asked for seconds of the ‘coodles’ because they enjoyed them so much!

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  • Emma Bartley

    Written on 23rd May 2014


    This recipe looks yummy, like something I would eat at Wagamamas. I am not sure I would like the corgette noodles but I have seen them everywhere on instagram so I suppose I should really brave it and give them a try !!

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  • Amy

    Written on 23rd May 2014


    You should try them, I promise they are really nice! My son isn’t a big courgette lover but even he gave his seal of approval, they are just like noodles! I will check out your blog, thanks x

  • Saira Holbrook

    Written on 4th January 2017


    Sounds totally scrummy! Only one or two ingredients I don’t have already. Popped them on my shopping list for this week and will be trying out ASAP!
    Thanks for the recipe! S xox

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