Easy One Skillet Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

Reyes: "Very delicious! I served it with angel hair pasta…" Read More


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (medium)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (choice)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (water 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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NutritionView more



Calories320Calories from Fat190
Total Fat21g32%
Saturated Fat10g50%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat190
Total Carbohydrate8g3%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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


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Reyes 6 days ago
Very delicious! I served it with angel hair pasta, turned out amazing.
Jane jj 7 days ago
The sauce wasn’t that great
Sharon D. 8 days ago
This was marked for the "keeper pile." Everyone liked it and it was full of flavor. Followed d's comment and served it with orzo and that was well received. My only suggestion would be to double the sauce. We like our dishes really saucy and as written it was good for two good servings.
d 11 days ago
made with orzo and cut chicken in strips before cooking, turned out great
Breanna Wedde 12 days ago
the chicken took longer to cook than anticipated and the mixture before adding the cream cooked quicker than anticipated, but it was good!
Amanda 14 days ago
This turned out great. I accidentally put more chicken broth, but it was still delicious. I was surprised. Also good with extra lime and extra garlic!
Anne G. 14 days ago
This is delicious. I will make this again.
Emily Belmonte 17 days ago
Super easy!! Definitely will make again!
Lana K. 20 days ago
This was so yummy, was a very easy recipe
Tori 21 days ago
Awesome Would definitely make again
Geena 21 days ago
not quite enough sauce, but the taste was delicious
Brittany B 21 days ago
Yummy!! Will be making again and again!
we all enjoyed the chicken dish. good flavor we will have it again
Katie! 16 Aug
sooooo delish with veggies!!!!! The lime and red pepper flakes make it awesome. Even better the following day for lunch all marinated in yummy juices. Added shredded parmesan on top...YUM!
It was good, but my sauce wasn't as thick and creamy as the picture. I used heavy cream. It's very zesty.
Kym D. 14 Aug
wonderful , will make again. added a bit of jalepeno to the recipe
BeckyDyson 14 Aug
The Cilantro Lime Chicken turned out great and I would recommend this dish.
Riggs 14 Aug
It was pretty good. I choose to use sour cream instead of heavy cream.
Whitlow 12 Aug
It was good - left out the red pepper flakes and split the breasts to save some time on cooking. Will make again.
Andrew J. 11 Aug
Good not great but I would make it again.
Carri G. 9 Aug
Great flavor but I should have thickened the broth
Turned out fantastic, a little less red pepper probably wouldn’t hurt. Super easy, super yummy.
sarah 8 Aug
absolutley amazing. i didn't have heavy cream so i substituted it with butter,milk, and flour mix. loved the flavor!!
Jackie 7 Aug
Delicious! Wonderful! I only had chicken thighs and served on pasta, with side of sautéed onion and zucchini. My husband can’t wait for me to make it again.
This is my second time making this recipe! My husband absolutely loved it!
This turned out really good. Added cumin to the chicken and extra heavy cream to the sauce along with cornstarch to make it thicker. Everyone loved it. paired it with rice & oven roasted potatoes and broccoli . Will definitely make again.
Angela D 5 Aug
It turned out great but the only issue I had was the Greek yogurt clumping once I stirred it in which made the sauce liquid instead of creamy. Next time I will try making it with heavy cream or sour cream. Overall the flavor of lime and cilantro made the chicken very tasty. Oh and I used chicken tenderloins because I’m not a huge fan of chicken breast.
kmentz 5 Aug
This is fantastic!! My 10 year old said this needs to be a regular recipe in our house.
Mimi 4 Aug
Really cute, Matty. Are you twelve?
Pretty good I just needed more sauce