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Chicken with coconut, Matana style

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

Here is a simple recipe, delicious and made of simple and natural ingredients.

When we say "chicken", we tend to immediately think of roast chicken or grilled chicken ... Generally speaking, it is a poultry that is easy to prepare and to adapt to all preparations. To vary the pleasure and more enjoy the chicken, we will offer you a more exotic way to cook it!

Nutritional benefits of chicken

Unlike red meat, poultry is low in fat. His fats are mainly in his skin (which is better to avoid eating if you want a lean diet).

Low in calories, poultry is also naturally rich in good quality animal protein. It is also a good provider of vitamins and minerals necessary for the proper functioning of the body , group B vitamins in particular; its iron intake is also interesting. (Sources : Le Picoreur)

For people on a sports diet

It is recommended to give preference to poultry meat on a daily basis. Chicken has many qualities for your body. It contains protein which helps you to increase muscle mass, and therefore the athletes performance .

It is low in calories and it contains a good quality fat which is rich in saturated fatty acids.

Chicken breast is rich in vitamin B, which contributes to the good functioning of the muscle system and reduces fatigue. This allows you to last longer during your gym sessions.

Recommended side dishes for chicken with coconut

Chicken can be served with cooked or raw vegetables. Hash browns, French fries or mashed potatoes can also go well with it.

We prefer plain white rice for this recipe of chicken with coconut.

Chicken with coconut


  • 500g chicken meat

  • 1 can coconut milk

  • 100g multicolored cherry tomatoes

  • 2 small red peppers

  • 2 small orange peppers

  • 2 small yellow peppers

  • Some cilantro leaves

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 pinch combava powder

  • 2 pinches cinnamon powder

  • 1 tsp wild pepper voatsiperifery: black and white

  • 1 tsp pink berries

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 shallot


Hint and tips

To have a good cooking, without fat, chicken, it is recommended to cook it 20 minutes in an AirFryer.


Spices of choice

Turmeric, the spice that does us so much good!

Turmeric helps digestion and has incredible effects on liver detoxification, supporting liver and biliary function. Rich in nutrients and trace elements, turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties.

Studies show that curcumin in turmeric attacks cancer cells without damaging healthy cells.

Finally, turmeric is an excellent ingredient for skin care.

Combava powder brings an exotic touch to your dishes

Combava powder (keffir lime) is available to Quebecers and Canadians for exotic flavors and senses travel in our traditional dishes or exotic dishes.

Combava is an exotic spice and a source of health benefits. Nevertheless, it should be remembered that it is consumed in small doses at a time.


Where can we find good spices in Quebec area?

MATANA sells spices from Madagascar and packaged in Quebec. You can buy these exceptional ingredients in our online store or at our points of sale.

Madagascar is an extraordinary land. Its island location, the diversity of its reliefs and climates are reflected in the unique intrinsic qualities of its plants. The soil of Madagascar is recognized worldwide as a sanctuary for botanists and pharmacologists. (Sources : Voany)

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Chicken with coconut

MATANA is a Quebec company that markets products from Madagascar. Its main objective is to make Madagascar known through its endemic and exceptional products. Matana donates part of its profits to improve the living conditions of local farmers (Malagasy).

Our Malagasy suppliers are carefully selected. We work with local companies and producers who share our values: natural products, respectful of the environment and human conditions.

By buying our products, you support a Quebec company and Malagasy producers of these products that do you so much good.

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