Easy One Skillet Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

Rose Barker: "we all enjoyed the chicken dish. good flavor we w…" 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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Rose Barker A day ago
we all enjoyed the chicken dish. good flavor we will have it again
Katie! 5 days ago
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!
jasmine bellon 6 days ago
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. 6 days ago
wonderful , will make again. added a bit of jalepeno to the recipe
BeckyDyson 7 days ago
The Cilantro Lime Chicken turned out great and I would recommend this dish.
Riggs 7 days ago
It was pretty good. I choose to use sour cream instead of heavy cream.
Whitlow 8 days ago
It was good - left out the red pepper flakes and split the breasts to save some time on cooking. Will make again.
Andrew J. 9 days ago
Good not great but I would make it again.
Carri G. 12 days ago
Great flavor but I should have thickened the broth
Brendon Carnell 12 days ago
Turned out fantastic, a little less red pepper probably wouldn’t hurt. Super easy, super yummy.
sarah 13 days ago
absolutley amazing. i didn't have heavy cream so i substituted it with butter,milk, and flour mix. loved the flavor!!
Jackie 13 days ago
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!
Stefani T. 14 days ago
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 15 days ago
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 15 days ago
This is fantastic!! My 10 year old said this needs to be a regular recipe in our house.
Mimi 16 days ago
Really cute, Matty. Are you twelve?
Shermika M. 19 days ago
Pretty good I just needed more sauce
janet g. 20 days ago
It’s so good love the sauce! I made it with sour cream but I’d like to make it a little healthier next tine and use Greek yogurt and plain water instead of the broth. It is delicious though!
Megan Swailes 21 days ago
Very tasty! So much flavor and it went great with some pasta. I would make this again. I used Greek yogurt
Carrie P. 23 days ago
Excellent! Simple recipe and very flavorful. I served with angel hair pasta which everyone loved. The only hard part was the stove clean up afterwards.
Pamela 28 days ago
Very good! My picky eater said it was ok, but put ranch on his chicken instead. I added cumin and paprika.
omar s. 28 days ago
Very delicious and easy to make. I used two pans, one for the chicken and the other i served it with bow tie pasta in marinara sauce. The creamy sauce has a rich flavor. The cilantro and lime go together well.
Are 30 days ago
Great taste overall! Added approx two teaspoons of sugar to the marinade. To me, that gave a more rich taste and balanced the lemon.
It turned out good, very zesty. Diced my chicken instead of using whole breasts.
I messed up a few times and it still turned out ok, itll probably be better the second time i make it.
Haley 15 Jul
Delicious! Easy to cook. It has a zesty flavor, many great things coming together. We substituted lemon juice rather than using lemon zest. Would recommend with dinner rolls for a side or something mellow. Definitely will cook again.
I would increase the sauce if I made it again. It was very tasty.
Loen A. 9 Jul
Tasty, family loved it!
great! added some extra black pepper and a dash of cumin.