Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken – an easy, creamy, and flavorful recipe that can be on your table in 20 minutes or less. Guaranteed to become a family favorite in your home!

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One Pan Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

This Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken dish has become a favorite in this household lately. Not just with the taste buds, but also because it is super simple to make and pairs well with just about any side; cauliflower rice, pasta, mashed potatoes, or steamed vegetables.

If you have never tried cauliflower rice – I highly recommend giving it a try. Not only to cut back on calories, but increase your vegetable intake. We all need help in that department from time to time!

You May Love These Cauliflower Rice Recipes:

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Chicken Transformation

Chicken is a staple meat in this house. We can eat it any which way – grilled, smoked, baked, pan-seared, or broiled. We generally stick to grilled or pan-seared with packed lunches or as a prepped option for grab and go meals. It truly helps to have prepared meats and side dishes in the fridge for those busy and/or tiresome days. You make better choices that way when you’re tired and hungry.

But sometimes we crave a super flavorful rendition just to spice things up in our weekly routine. And this Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken dish does just that!

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Looking for more chicken recipes?

This Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken dish is also made with roasted red peppers, but feel free to use the vegetables of your choosing – asparagus, broccoli, baby spinach, zucchini, and so forth.

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Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken - a super simple, creamy and flavorful dish that pairs well with any side and is guaranteed to be a fan favorite at your dinner table! Ready in 20 minutes or less.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Chicken, Cilantro Lime, Creamy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Samantha Buckner

Ingredients:

Chicken:

  • 1.25 lbs boneless, skinless chicken cutlets, (thinly sliced breasts)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt, (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, (approximately 1 lime)

Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white onion, (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic, (approximately 3 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup half-n-half
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, (approximately 1 lime)
  • 1.5 tsp Italian seasoning
  • pinch of red pepper flakes, (optional - more or less to taste)
  • 3 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, (chopped)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch, (combined with 1 tbsp water)

Garnishment: (optional)

  • freshly chopped basil
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • lime wedges, (for additional lime flavoring)

Instructions:

  • Place a large, nonstick pan over medium-high heat with olive oil and butter. Squeeze lime juice over chicken, season with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Rubbing in with your fingers.
  • Once the butter has melted, add the chicken to the pan. Fry each breast until golden on each side, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees F. Time will be dependent on how thickly cut your chicken is. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • To the same pan, add the onion and roasted red pepper until the onion is translucent. Approximately 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and reduce to medium heat. Allow garlic to cook 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken broth and stir to combine. Allow broth to simmer for 4-5 minutes to reduce. Add the half-n-half and whisk to thoroughly combine. If the sauce is not as thick as you would like it or too runny, combine 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water in a small mixing bowl. Once mixed, pour into the pan and whisk continuously to combine. The sauce will thicken quickly.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, add the lime juice, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes (optional), and freshly chopped cilantro. Whisk to combine. Add chicken back to pan to warm.
  • Garnish with chopped basil or additional cilantro, parmesan cheese, and lime wedges. Serve with pasta, cauliflower rice, steamed veggies, or your favorite side dish!
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NUTRITION:

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 639mg27%
Potassium 651mg19%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 12.1mg15%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken - an easy, creamy and flavorful chicken dish that is guaranteed to become a favorite at your dinner table! #cilantrolime #chicken #onepan #easy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken - an easy, creamy and flavorful chicken dish that is guaranteed to become a favorite at your dinner table! #cilantrolime #chicken #onepan #easy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com
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    How much roasted red pepper? it is not in the ingredient list. thank you

    Can i use almond milk instead of half and half for These Recipes, as i am lactose intolerant.

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    This was amazingly delicious. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    5 stars
    Made this recipe and loved it! The only changes made is I used chicken thighs in place of breasts, heavy whipping cream instead of half & half, and used fire-roasted red pepper pieces from a jar. Served it over brown rice the first night and steamed cabbage the second. My partner says this recipe is one of his favorites. 🙂

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