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Chicken Pasta with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • Prep
    10 MIN
  • Total
    25 MIN
  • 4 - 6

Chicken Pasta with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce


  • 400 g (12 oz.) spaghetti
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) Scotsburn butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ red onion, minced  
  • Juice from 3 limes
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) flour
  • 500 ml (2 cups) Scotsburn 18% cream
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) Scotsburn milk
  • 2 chicken breasts, grilled and roughly shredded
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced


  1. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.  
  2. Meanwhile, in a pan set over medium-low heat, sweat out the garlic and onion in butter for 3-4 minutes (do not let them brown).
  3. Add the lime juice and reduce by half. Add the flour and stir. Add the cream and cook for 5 minutes. Add the milk, stir, and turn off the heat.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, add 80 ml of the cooking water to the sauce, increase the heat to medium-high and add the pasta and chicken. Stir for 3 minutes. Add the fresh cilantro and lime slices, stir, and serve.


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