Chicken With Cilantro Cream Sauce Recipe

What You'll Need

  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (divided)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 4 to 6 green onion (with a few inches of green, sliced)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine (dry)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)

How to Make It

  1. Put the boneless chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and use the smooth side of a meat tenderizer or other heavy tool to flatten them to an even thickness of about 1/4-inch. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and about half of the Cajun seasoning.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is very hot  and shimmering but not smoking, add the chicken. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, turning to brown both sides. The juices should run clear when chicken is pricked with a fork. The minimum safe internal temperature for chicken is 165 F (73.9 C). Remove the chicken to a plate; set aside.
  1. Add green onions and red bell pepper to the drippings in the skillet. Cook while stirring until vegetables are tender, about 1 minute. Add chicken broth and wine; bring to a boil. Simmer until juices have reduced to about 1/2 cup. Add the cream and continue simmering to reduce slightly. Stir in tomatoes and cilantro, along with remaining Cajun seasoning. Taste and add salt and pepper, if necessary. Cook for 1 minute longer. Add the chicken back to the skillet; cover and heat through.

Serves 4.

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