Hi folks. Time for one of my quick and easy 30 minute meals. Stand back…creamy chicken with cilantro lime sauce is ready to go in a flash.
You don’t need a gazillion bowls or ingredients. But don’t let that fool you. This dish is delish!
It’s perfect for any special occasion and shhhh…..no one needs to know how little time it takes to prepare.
It’s sort of Bobby Flay gone Julia Child. (As in, it has a hint of Mexican flavors, but the creamy sauce screams French to me.)
30 Minute Meal – Creamy chicken with Cilantro Lime Sauce.
Today, I am going to show you how one pan, a few ingredients and lots of love will take some plain ole chicken tenders into something really special.
It is creamy and buttery with a hint of cilantro and the taste is to die for.
I love the way this dish comes together so quickly. Just brown those chicken tenders for a while and get your other ingredients going while they cook.
I used a fat free chicken broth to keep the calories down. That way, I didn’t mind using a teeny bit of cream. Heavy cream makes all the difference to this dish. Skim milk just won’t cut it.
TIP: Have you discovered that you have no heavy cream on hand? Try making your own heavy cream with just two ingredients in seconds.
One of the secrets to the sauce is the delicious caramelized onions. They get so sweet and taste wonderful with the cilantro and lime.
Trust me. It will be all you can do not to lick the sauce right off the plate!
Serve the chicken with some lime rounds and steamed broccoli. If you want something a bit heavier, the dish also goes well with my spicy Mexican rice. And don’t be surprised if your family asks you to make this recipe again and again.
Which is not a problem, since it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish. Don’tcha just love easy peasy?
No one will be saying this is “just chicken for dinner” after this meal. No way, no siree!
- 1 pkg boneless skinless chicken tenders
- ¼ tsp Kosher salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground cracked black pepper
- ¾ cup fat free chicken broth
- 1½ tbsp fresh lime juice
- lime zest
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tbsp butter, cubed
- lime wedges and parsley to garnish