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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

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.
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



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg