Skillet Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Sauce
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a deliciously tasty citrus flavored chicken that is moist and juicy and cooked in a skillet then topped with a creamy cilantro sauce.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3-1/2 cup avocado oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 lime, juiced (or lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. I use an immersion blender, you can also make this in a blender or food processor, being able to drizzle the oil in as it mixes creates a really creamy sauce and it thickens as it blends add oil until it's the thickness you like. The egg oil and acid combined to create a deliciously creamy sauce.
  2. I cut my chicken, so it wasn't so thick.
  3. Coat chicken evenly with seasonings
  4. Heat a skillet on the stove (I use cast iron) add the oil, place the chicken in the pan.
  5. After a minute or two (when the bottom of the chicken is slightly crisp and golden) turn the chicken over.
  6. Place a cover over the chicken and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons water to the pan and cover, turn the heat to medium.
  8. You can turn the chicken again if needed.
  9. The chicken is done when it reaches 165°.
  10. Remove the pan from the stove and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  11. Slice the chicken and pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.
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