Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

This Mexican inspired Creamy Cilantro Chicken is great any time of year. Covered in a creamy and flavorful sauce, this chicken is great over rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice, or even as a unique and tasty nacho topper.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican

Prep Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 Small Onion diced
  • 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro chopped
  • 3 Large Chicken Breasts
  • 1 TSP Canola or Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Hot Water
  • 1/2 Cup Vivian’s Live Again Creamy Chicken Soup Mix
  • 3/4 TSP Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 TSP Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 TSP Cumin
  • 2 1/2 TBSP Lime Juice


  1. Brown the Chicken in a frying pan with the oil.
  2. Remove the Chicken from the pan and keep warm.
  3. Add the Onion, Green Pepper, and Garlic and sauté together 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in water and whisk in soup mix. Bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in Cilantro, Red Pepper Flakes, Cumin, Salt and Pepper and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add Lime Juice.
  7. Add the Chicken back into the sauce in pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

*For a faster variation of this recipe for a quick meal, use canned chicken and do a quick sauté of the onion, green pepper, and garlic. Then add in the water and soup mix, bring to a boil, and add in the rest of the ingredients. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, quinoa, or tortilla chips.