Yields : Serves 3-4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
All necessary ingredients for Lime Cilantro Chicken (only showing 2 chicken breasts)
3-4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil ( can be switched out for olive oil; BUT needs to be cooked on lower heat)
3/4 cup Chicken Broth ( I prefer Low Sodium)
3/4 cup Heavy Cream ( optional half & half)
2 tsp Garlic Salt
2-3 tbsp Lime Juice
2 tbsp Fresh Cilantro
1 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
Start by using a either a non-stick frying pan 12″ or I prefer the Staub Cast-Iron Braiser. (This allows me to go from stove to oven with no hesitation, if I choose to do so with this recipe). Put the 1/4 cup vegetable oil on the stove, at a medium-high heat. While this is heating up, take the 3-4 chicken breasts and pat some garlic salt onto them directly( both sides).
Place chicken breasts in the pan, let the pan-searing process begin. Cook the chicken 4-5 minutes each side, until it is cooked through. Once finished, remove chicken from pan and place on plate next to the stove.
Keep all the remainder liquid in the pan, keeping your heat at med-high, put the diced yellow onions in , mixing them around until they are cooked through and clear. Take your chicken broth and poor that in along with the cream. This needs to cook for about 1-2 minutes so it can heat up before you stir in your cilantro. Once your sauce looks mixed and ready add the 2-3 tbsps of lime juice. I don’t give an exact on this measurement because depending on how you like your food , depends on how much lime juice you will want. I typically use a generous 3 tbsp, but you can taste along the way.
Once all the ingredients are mixed well then you need to add the chicken back into the pan. Use a cover and let them chicken soak up the sauce for at least 5 minutes on med-high. If you know that you will not be serving right away, within 15-20 minutes, move the temperature to a low heat and let the chicken cook in the sauce for as long as you need. Ideally no more then 1 hour.
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