Chicken in Cilantro Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe came from the back of a Contadina tomato sauce can about 20 years ago and has been a favorite in my recipe collection ever since. Great to serve for dinner parties --- no one realizes how easy it is to prepare!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice peppers crosswise into rings.
  2. Lightly saute in oil in large skillet.
  3. Remove peppers; drain on paper towels.
  4. Brown chicken on both sides in oil remaining in skillet.
  5. Place remaining ingredients in blender jar.
  6. Blend until smooth.
  7. Pour over chicken in skillet.
  8. Heat to boiling.
  9. Reduce heat; boil gently 5 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  10. Place chicken on serving platter.
  11. Arrange peppers on top.
  12. Serve with remaining sauce.


Most Helpful

I like this. It's very tasty and also super easy. I did increase the amount of peppers because I like a lot of veggies with my meat, and also added 4 or 5 hot Thai chilies. Might cut down on those by 1 or 2 next time, but still, this is very good. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

mianbao June 14, 2011

This was just okay for me. It had okay flavors, but I think it needed something else. Maybe because I am from Texas. It just wasn't spicy enough for me.

chefpam October 08, 2007

The cilantro sauce is excellent! First time I had leftovers requested as a meal. May try blending in a few more hot peppers next time. I served with yellow saffron rice and it was excellent, thank you for such a wonderful recipe!

Tipton August 03, 2006

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