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Easy One Skillet Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Easy One Skillet Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (medium)
  • 1 Tbsp. 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 Tbsp. chopped cilantro (cilantro)
  • 1/2 tsp. 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.


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    Kamara 3 months ago
    delicious! used sour cream instead & added couscous & veggies. chicken thighs cut up instead of breasts.
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    Marcia Love 4 months ago
    It was delicious. Served with brown rice and steamed broccoli. I used bottled lime juice for convenience and was good.
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    Rebecca Cabrera 5 months ago
    Turned out great! This is s go to recipe for me. Just the right amount of spices, very tasty.
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    Josephine Pfeiffer 5 months ago
    Delicious !!! This a family favorite!!
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    Deer 7 months ago
    For us it was too much lime (1 lime). K. told he thinks he doesn’t like cilantro, and as sour dishes, and would prefer not to have it repeated.
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    C.A. Caves 8 months ago
    Used sour cream in place of heavy cream and it turned out fine. Also used more cilantro than the recipe called for because we really like cilantro. Chicken was a little dry but overall it was very delicious. Will make it again.
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    Kate 10 months 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.
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    Kelly Paxino a year ago
    Fantastic! Easy recipe that my husband loved.
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    willievalen1 .. a year ago
    Excellent dish , the family WOWED about it , Great Chef , i gotta say .
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    Marie a year ago
    Delicious! Family favorite!!
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    Ion a year 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
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    Elisabeth Bieber a year 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)
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    Buker a year ago
    maybe i did something wrong but it was kind of bland and not very creamy.
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    Erica a year ago
    Really tasty, wasn't as much sauce as I wanted. Will make again.
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    Ayhab Khalil a year ago
    We made this twice already and with rice on the side, turned out great!
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    Brooke a year 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.
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    Nicole Kocher a year 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.
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    ShyPorshe Gunn a year ago
    i was missing one ingredient (forget which one) butnit srill turned out amazing! My husband loved it!
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    Kristina Woods 2 years 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!
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    Kristi V 2 years ago
    Great! Will make again! Added cornstarch to thicken the sauce.. perfect!
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    Kristin 2 years 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.
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    BETSY BROWN 2 years ago
    Perfect! Very tasty and easy to make. Served it with garlic mash potatoes and salad! We loved it!
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    Nicole M 2 years 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!
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    Artistplays 2015 2 years 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!
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    Edwardo 2 years 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.
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    Rau 2 years ago
    No complaints specifically but not blown away either.
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    Sean Larson 2 years ago
    Add more cilantro than the recipe calls for but it was amazing
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    Daniella C. 2 years ago
    Delicious! will definetly make again. used greek yougurt and a whole onion. very limey which I love
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    Suzie Q Grumko 2 years ago
    Delicious. Very, very easy.
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    Bradley Sapp 2 years 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.