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Quick Cilantro Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

If you’re a fan of cilantro, you’ll definitely like this chicken dish. The cilantro adds herbal flavor, melding with the tangy lemon juice and caramelized onions. —Mary Pipkin, Melba, Idaho
Quick Cilantro Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt, cumin and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the chicken in 2 tablespoons butter until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onions in remaining butter until tender and golden brown. Return chicken to the pan. Stir in lemon juice and cilantro; bring to a boil. If desired, serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 260 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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