This Cilantro Lime Chicken is a creamy low carb and gluten free dish perfect for any night of the week!
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Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

This Cilantro Lime Chicken is a creamy low carb and gluten free dish perfect for any night of the week!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • 4 6-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. If the chicken breasts are all an uneven thickness, use a meat tenderizer like this one or a heavy pan and pound out the breasts until they're all the same thickness. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Place chicken breasts in skillet and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until both sides are browned.
  • Place skillet in oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked through and the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the cooked chicken to a large plate. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Place the same hot skillet over medium heat and add the onions. Cook for 2 minutes, scraping the bottom of the skillet to get the brown bits off the pan. The skillet should still be very hot so be careful.
  • Add the  green chiles and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, lime juice, cumin, oregano and coriander.
  • Mix together and bring to a gentle boil for 10 minutes or until liquid has greatly reduced.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and mix in the cream and cilantro. Place the cooked chicken in the sauce and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th of recipe)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 12.4mg15%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1/4th of recipe | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Potassium: 370mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.6mg