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Healthy Cilantro Lime Chicken

This healthy cilantro lime chicken dish is far from boring and a great way to jazz up your typical meal prep options. The white wine, garlic, and chicken broth combination provide amazing, mouth-watering flavor.

If you’re like me and feel the sauce on a dish is always the best part, you can add a little more chicken broth than the recipe calls for and/or unsweetened almond milk. This will provide more sauce without altering the macros too much.

Calories: 269       Fat: 11.6G      Carbs: 6G         Protein: 27G

healthy cilantro lime chicken

healthy cilantro lime chicken

healthy cilantro lime chicken

healthy cilantro lime chicken

healthy cilantro lime chicken
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Cilantro Lime Chicken

Healthy cilantro lime chicken is a quick and easy recipe with crisp chicken in a creamy flavorful cilantro lime sauce.
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Course dinner, lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 269kcal


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 fresh limes juice of
  • 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-2 cups of cilantro
  • 1 cup of dry white wine
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

Spice rub

Spicy (option)

  • 1-2 teaspoon chili powder s, add to the spice rub ingredients above
  • 1-2 teaspoon cayenne pepper s, add to the spice rub ingredients above
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes sprinkle over the mixture when adding the wet ingredients


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix the spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Season the chicken breasts with spices.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet. Brown the chicken, allowing it to cook a few minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Lower the heat (medium, low) on the skillet and add the white wine. Allow it to cook for one minute, then add the chicken broth and heavy whipping cream.
  • Simmer, then add the lime juice (fresh squeezed) and garlic.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet with cilantro.
  • Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Cover the skillet and transfer to the oven. Allow to cook for 45 minutes, or until the chicken appears tender.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 269kcal
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Carol Blackburn

Friday 27th of April 2018

Can you tell me what to substitute for white wine as I cannot have any wine due to allergies. I am hoping water will be ok as I don't drink grape or apple juices either.


Saturday 28th of April 2018

You can omit the white wine. You don't need a substitute. It's only added for flavor.

Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

I LOVE coriander (or cilantro as you guys call it) love a recipe where it's the star of the show :D

Just Jo

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

Oh this sounds just wonderful - coriander is Hungry Hubby's favourite herb and chicken is well, his most favourite thing in the world lol! He's doing low carb right now so I have to try this for him. The spice blend sounds fantastic that you used too - I love making my own herb and spice mixes so there's yet another reason for me to give this a go!


Wednesday 5th of April 2017

This is perfect for low-carb! I love making my own spices too. It helps to stay on track eating healthy when the spice rubs bring out so much flavor!

Brian Jones

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

Those flavours sound fantastic., gotta be spicy for me all the way :D


Wednesday 5th of April 2017

I'm with you on the spicy! I LOVE spicy everything.

Luci's Morsels

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

You had me at lime and then I kept reading; my eyes continued to grow! This looks and sounds absolutely delicious and I wish I could smell it too. Time to get cooking so I can! Yummy! Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.


Wednesday 5th of April 2017

The smell is intoxicating! :-)