This is such an easy dinner idea-One pan, creamy and cheese chili skillet chicken

One Pan Chili Lime Skillet Chicken

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Cuisine: main course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder (more or less to taste)
  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (about 1 medium lime)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (or half and half)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese


  • Pound chicken breasts until they are even in thickness.
  • In a small bowl, combine spices. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with spice mixture.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides, about 5 minutes each side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside on a plate.
  • Pour chicken broth in pan and de-glaze (scrape brown bits off the bottom of pan). Stir in lime juice and cream.
  • Increase heat to medium high, stirring constantly to make sure cream does not scald or burn to the bottom. Stir until slightly thickened.
  • Reduce heat and whisk in shredded cheese.
  • Return chicken breasts to pan, cover and cook on low until chicken is completely cooked through, stirring occasionally. Time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  • Serve over rice with steamed asparagus or other veggies.