Chicken Skillet with Cilantro Lime Sauce Recipe

Chicken Skillet with Cilantro Lime Sauce Recipe

How To Make Chicken Skillet with Cilantro Lime Sauce

A creamy white sauce with a distinct tangy and savory flavor from lime and cilantro makes this chicken skillet dish a fresh-tasting and filling meal.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 4chicken breasts,skinless boneless
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tspblack pepper,freshly ground
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1cupchicken broth
  • tbsplime juice,fresh
  • ¼cuponion,finely chopped
  • 1tbspcilantro,chopped
  • ½tspred pepper flakes
  • 3tbspheavy cream
  • 2tbspunsalted butter,cubed
  • lime wedges and more cilantro,for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Pound the chicken to get a consistent thickness throughout and season them with salt and pepper.

  3. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, turning once. Set chicken on a plate and cover tightly with foil until step 5.

  4. Remove skillet from heat and add the broth, lime juice, onion, cilantro, and red pepper. Return to heat.

  5. Cook and stir to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Bring to a boil.

  6. Allow to boil gently, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to around ¼ cup. Reduce heat to medium-low, then add the cream and butter. Stir until butter has melted.

  7. Add chicken to the sauce and place the skillet in the preheated oven.

  8. Bake uncovered until the chicken is completely cooked through, about 5 to 10 minutes.

  9. Serve chicken with sauce spooned on top and garnish with lime wedges and cilantro.


  • Calories: 449.22kcal
  • Fat: 30.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.54g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.28g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.93g
  • Fiber: 0.51g
  • Sugar: 1.97g
  • Protein: 38.31g
  • Cholesterol: 143.84mg
  • Sodium: 346.81mg
  • Calcium: 36.97mg
  • Potassium: 491.42mg
  • Iron: 1.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 139.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.19mg
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