Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken

Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken1

Cilantro Lime Skillet Chicken


  • 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

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