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Ambrosia Chicken

I originally called this Coconut Ginger Chicken but one of my recipe testers keeps calling it Ambrosia Chicken! I wondered why she called it this because I was thinking of the movie The Help where the grandma eats an Ambrosia Fruit Salad that had marshmallows on it!
Ambrosia doesn’t mean fruit salad. Ambrosia is from Greek Mythology; it means “Foods of the Gods.” In other words, Ambrosia means DELICIOUS! This is the BEST chicken recipe I have ever had!

I love this ambrosia sauce and if you do to, you can easily double the recipe so you can have extra sauce in your fridge to use for shrimp, lobster, fish or just about anything! This scrumptious ambrosia sauce can be made 4 days ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

I eat this sauce daily on a piece of Halibut and on special occasions I make a salad with the lobster meat I get from Butcherbox and make a salad with it! It looks messy but it is oh so delicious!

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I highly suggest ordering the Butcherbox Lobster, Halibut AND their chicken so you can enjoy my Ambrosia Sauce in many different ways!
The possibilities with this ambrosia sauce are endless… Ambrosia Chicken, Ambrosia Halibut, Ambrosia Lobster, Ambrosia Shrimp, Ambrosia Salmon… you name it!
In my Ambrosia Chicken Recipe, I use fish sauce. Do not be afraid of fish sauce! It add umami! When buying fish sauce, always check for unwanted added sugar. I use Red Boat brand. Click HERE to find. 

Be aware when you are purchasing coconut milk for this Ambrosia chicken that not all coconut milks are created equal. I’ve seen them range from 2g carbs up to 7g per serving. But also look at the serving size. Another thing to note is that some coconut milk is too watery. This will cause the sauce to not be as thick. Click HERE to find the brand I use. 

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Ambrosia Chicken

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dairy Free, Egg Free, Main Course, Nut Free, Poultry
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 610



  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese or kite hill cream cheese if dairy free
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce or 2 teaspoons if you are like me!
  • 1 teaspoon Redmond Real Salt plus more for seasoning chicken (use code Maria15 for 15% off
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia glycerite or a few drops liquid stevia (or more to desired sweetness)


  • Heat a sauce pot with 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 1 minute. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté another 3 minutes. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, salt and stevia. Simmer for 15-30 minutes. Add the cream cheese and use a stick blender to purée until smooth. Taste and add sweetness to your liking.
  • This sauce can be made 4 days ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • To make the chicken, heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat with 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Season the chicken well on all sides with salt. Place the chicken in the hot skillet, skin side down.
  • Cook for 10–12 minutes, flipping after 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the sauce, cover and simmer until meat is tender and falling off the bone, about 45 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to a large platter. Spoon sauce over the chicken; garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.


Calories: 610 | Fat: 47g | Protein: 41g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 0.8



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