Looking for an easy recipe? This easy one skillet creamy cilantro lime chicken is so flavorful! It only takes a few minutes to prep and cook and you’ll have dinner in no time!
I was thumbing through my recipe notebook trying to find something easy that I could make for dinner. When my fingers turned to this luscious chicken recipe. I literally had just about everything on hand already, I only had to run and get the chicken.
I pulled it all together in minutes. Made some cilantro lime rice and… you know it… I roasted broccoli. The good old standby side dish.
You guys this dish is so flavorful and smells heavenly. Creamy without being heavy or overly rich, the cilantro and lime help with that. It was just the thing to break me out of our taco/baked chicken/spaghetti rut.
TO Make This Easy One Skillet Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken You Will Need:
- boneless skinless chicken cutlets (or chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness or not if already thin)
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- ground cumin
- chili powder
- olive oil
- unsalted butter
- garlic, smashed, peeled and minced
- red onion
- low-sodium chicken broth
- zest from 1 medium lime, plus
- juice from 1/2 a lime or about 2 tablespoons
- light brown sugar
- Dijon mustard
- heavy cream
- fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
- kosher salt, to taste
Not the most glorious picture of chicken, but oh well. I seasoned both sides of 8 chicken cutlets with kosher salt, black pepper, ground cumin, paprika and chili powder. No measurements needed.
Then I heated a large skillet and added 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter. Then just cook the chicken for about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate for a moment while you make the creamy cilantro lime sauce.
I reduce the heat to low and add in the 1/2 cup of red onions and cooked them for a bit until soft and then added in 2 cloves minced garlic. To that I added 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, lime zest and juice from 1/2 a lime, 1 tablespoons light brown sugar and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard.
Once those ingredients are combined I turned the heat to low and add in 3 tablespoons cream and 1/4 cup chopped cilantro. Season with salt to taste.
Then simply returned the chicken to the pan (and any juices that have collected on the plate), spoon the creamy sauce over the top of each cutlet and continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink.
That’s it! So easy.
This easy one skillet creamy cilantro lime chicken is dreamy. It’s so flavorful and takes only minutes of prep and a few more minutes to cook, making this recipe perfect for any night of the week.
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