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Easy One Skillet Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (medium)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (choice)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 1 cup water (chicken broth, can also be used)
  • 1 lime (or 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (cilantro)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or half and half or sour-cream or greek yogurt)
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    Calories400Calories from Fat210
    Total Fat23g35%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat210
    Total Carbohydrate7g2%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Kate 2 days ago
    It turned out fine, but I wasn't really a fan. It wasn't bad, just not my thing. I had it with potatoes, and I personally thought that the potatoes tasted better with the sauce than the chicken did.
    Kelly Paxino 2 months ago
    Fantastic! Easy recipe that my husband loved.
    willievalen1 .. 2 months ago
    Excellent dish , the family WOWED about it , Great Chef , i gotta say .
    Marie 4 months ago
    Delicious! Family favorite!!
    Ion 4 months ago
    First time i made it, and it was ok, but i am not a cook. I used 97% lime solution instead of lime, and it was a little sour, next time i will use only 1 tbsp of it. After i put cream and mix, i can still see the separation between oil and cream, I suspect cream need to be mixed before
    Elisabeth Bieber 4 months ago
    Great sauce with rice and chicken! I omit the water and just add as much cream as I think I need (more like 1 cup)
    Buker 6 months ago
    maybe i did something wrong but it was kind of bland and not very creamy.
    Erica 6 months ago
    Really tasty, wasn't as much sauce as I wanted. Will make again.
    Ayhab Khalil 6 months ago
    We made this twice already and with rice on the side, turned out great!
    Brooke 6 months ago
    It was good! I used heavy cream, split my chicken breasts to speed up the cooking. I read the reviews and saw where someone used adobo on the chicken, that was a good suggestion. Also cornstarch slurry to help thicken. S/O said it was “fancy”. Will make again.
    Nicole Kocher 7 months ago
    This is a household favorite in my house i leave out ir half the red oeper flakes depending on the kids mood bit they still love it! So easy and delicious.
    ShyPorshe Gunn 8 months ago
    i was missing one ingredient (forget which one) butnit srill turned out amazing! My husband loved it!
    Kristina Woods 9 months ago
    This was an excellent dinner. I found it easy to make and very satisfying. I used a thin sliced chicken breast for faster cooking.I served it over rice with some peas. My family loved this. I recommend this highly especially for an evening meal after work. Enjoy!
    Kristi V 9 months ago
    Great! Will make again! Added cornstarch to thicken the sauce.. perfect!
    Kristin 9 months ago
    So, I'm a big flavor junkie. I doubled the garlic, lime and cilantro and it turned out really good. I served it over spanish rice. It was pretty great.
    BETSY BROWN 9 months ago
    Perfect! Very tasty and easy to make. Served it with garlic mash potatoes and salad! We loved it!
    Nicole M 9 months ago
    Followed the steps and ingredients, and it came out nicely. I did cook the chicken a few minutes more as it still had pink bits at the 8minute mark. Would make again for sure!
    Artistplays 2015 9 months ago
    Easy recipe, good flavor, but a few things could be changed to make it jaw dropping. I did oil and butter to cook the chicken, added some chili powder alongside the pepper flakes, and made a little more sauce. If you boil some (already sliced) potatoes and added them to the sauce with some asparagus prior to re-adding the chicken; it makes a great side! So does rice pilaf!
    Edwardo 10 months ago
    Very tasty, just the right amount of spice. I’ve served this with rice and with pasta, both very good. But my favorite is to serve with fettuccine, the sauce goes great with the pasta! We seem to go to this recipe once a month.
    Rau a year ago
    No complaints specifically but not blown away either.
    Sean Larson a year ago
    Add more cilantro than the recipe calls for but it was amazing
    Daniella C. a year ago
    Delicious! will definetly make again. used greek yougurt and a whole onion. very limey which I love
    Suzie Q Grumko a year ago
    Delicious. Very, very easy.
    Bradley Sapp a year ago
    Used sourcream, the lime an sourcream made it taste cruttled an nasty.... it was water thin an it was easy to follow i was embarrassed to serve it so i had to go get pizza.
    Vicki a year ago
    Really good and really easy!
    Whetsell a year ago
    Delicious!!!! Easy to make.
    Chandra a year ago
    Soooo good! I seasoned the chicken heavily and made 2x the sauce. My guests were blown away and it was only the first time I’ve made this dish! I definitely Will be making this one again!
    Lewis a year ago
    Turned out great! Next time we will double the sauce for the rice - but overall fantastic and will be on rotation
    Luz a year ago
    Seasoned the chicken with 1 Tbsp meat seasoning such as Adobo or other brand. Everything else like the recipe. Paired it with wild rice. Delicious dish! I would make this again.
    Missy Fresca a year ago
    Really good. Followed the recipe completely except added a bit more oil when cooking the chicken. Used chicken broth and heavy whipping cream. Will definitely make again and will double the recipe because it wasn’t enough for my family and I.