Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken

Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken
I like to have quick and easy recipes on hand for those busy nights where you just don't have the energy or the time to cook and you also don't want to wait for delivery or go out to pick something up; this tasty cilantro lime skillet chicken is perfect for those nights! You literally just brown the chicken, make a simple butter, garlic, lime and cilantro pan sauce and you are good to go in less than 20 minutes! Make some rice or pasta and steam a vegetable and you have a complete, light and healthy meal in less time than it takes to have food delivered! The sauce for this chicken is loosely based on the butter, lemon and garlic sauce similar to a shrimp scampi sauce except with lime and cilantro! Yum!

Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken

Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken

Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken

Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken
Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken

Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

Tasty cilantro lime skillet chicken in less than 20 minutes!

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  1. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until frothing, add the chicken, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste, and cook until lightly golden brown, about 3-5 minutes per side, before setting aside.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the broth and deglaze the pan by scraping up any brown bits from the bottom with a wooden spoon while the broth sizzles.
  4. Add lime juice and zest and season with salt and pepper to taste before removing from the heat and adding the cilantro and chicken.

Option: Replace some or all of the chicken broth with white wine.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 211, Fat 9g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 91mg, Sodium 95mg, Carbs 3g (Fiber 0.3g, Sugars 0.5g), Protein 26g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



I love all the flavors in this yummy dish!

Maria Lichty said...

Cilantro and lime are one of Josh's favorite combos!

Julie | Table for Two said...

That bite of lime! Yes, please!

Melissa Stoltenberg said...

This just became my new favorite weeknight dinner. I love how it's super easy and quick to prepare and how it tastes deliciously. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, it's a permanent bookmark now haha

MrsC2u said...

I tried this recipe last night - it was so good I'm making it again tonight! Family LOVED it!! Thank you Closet Cooking! :)

Kevin Lynch said...

MrsC2u: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Michael Tobias said...

In the pictures for the dish the chicken does not look pounded thin. They look like four small chicken breast. But it does look awesome, i'm making this tonight.

Michelle Witt said...

I made this last weekend and got raves from my friends. It's equally good hot or cold. Two thumbs up!

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