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Paleo Whole30 Skillet Cilantro Lime Chicken




  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons ghee


  • Make the chicken. Make sure all the chicken pieces are the same thickness. You can buy it thin or pound it yourself to make it even. 
  • Add the garlic and avocado oils to a large skillet and heat to medium heat. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the chicken breasts and place in the pan. Cook 3 minutes on one side, flip and cook 4 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate. It will not be fully cooked at this time. 
  • Add the cilantro, chives, water, lime juice, and salt to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium/low and cook 10 minutes. Add in the coconut milk and ghee and stir to combine. 
  • Add the chicken back in, cover and cook on medium 5 minutes then uncover and cook 5 more minutes or until chicken reaches 165° internally. Serve with sauce over the chicken.