Cilantro Cream Chicken

This Cilantro Cream Chicken recipe was originally shared as a guest post at This Gal Cooks


Do y’all have a favorite herb?  Ours would be cilantro.  The Hubs can eat the leaves straight off the stems.  He loves it!  Any dish that has cilantro in it I know will be a hit in our house and this chicken was no exception!  It was so easy to throw together and made for a perfect meal served over rice!
Cilantro Cream Chicken |


  • 1 & 1/4 pounds chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • juice from 1 small lime
  • 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced


  1. Combine the Italian dressing, lime juice & about 2 tablespoons of the cilantro. Reserve 1/4 cup of the mix, pour the remaining marinade over the chicken & vegetables in a Tupperware containers or gallon Ziploc bags. Turn the chicken to coat & marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour up to overnight. I kept my chicken & veggies in two separate bags.
  2. Add the remaining cilantro to the reserved 1/4 cup of marinade & combine with the 1/4 cup of sour cream. I gave mine a quick blend in my food processor. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium to medium high heat. Remove the chicken & vegetables from the marinade, discard the remaining marinade.
  4. Saute chicken until the chicken is no longer pink & juices run clear. Add the vegetables to the chicken after the first few minutes and cook until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Serve the chicken & veggies over rice & topped with the Cilantro Cream Sauce.
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  1. Amanda says

    One of the best dishes I’ve made in a long time! I love chicken, peppers and cilantro. This dish combined them all. All the different flavors compliment each other so well! I will definitely be making this again soon. Thank you!

    • says

      I’m trying to remember back Brittany, I feel like it might have been enough to feed my husband & I for dinner the one night with some leftover so I would say depending on how much y’all eat 2-4 servings. You could definitely use the lower calorie sour cream & Italian dressing to help keep the calorie count even lower 🙂

  2. Melissa Barnes says

    Cilantro Cream Chicken ~ Even better using Kraft Zesty Lime Vinaigrette (instead of the Italian dressing). And you can omit the lime juice.

    • says

      I’ve been wanting to try that dressing but I can’t find in anywhere in the stores here! I wanted to use it on my Chopped Chicken Salad that I made a couple of weeks ago but used a different one instead. I may have to con you into shipping me a bottle of it Melissa! 😉

  3. DLR says

    Hello, I’m making this receipt tonight and I was wondering should I warm the sauce, pour cold sauce on top of meat and vegetables in the pan or pour it on the meat and veggies once it’s on my plate?

    • says

      I apologize I didn’t see this sooner to answer your question so I hope it turned out when you made it for dinner!! I left mine chilled until I was ready to serve it, & spooned it over the meat & veggies as soon as I plated it so the heat from the chicken would help take the chill off the sauce


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