Cilantro Cream Sauce over Chicken

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6 to 8 servings


Easy-to-make Cilantro Cream Sauce over Chicken features some great flavors. Try this tasty sauce for special entertaining occasions and your guests will be impressed.


  • 6 to 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and kept warm
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Ground black pepper to taste


PLACE cilantro, evaporated milk, water and bouillon in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

MELT butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in flour, stirring constantly until smooth. Stir in cilantro mixture. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Season to taste with pepper.

POUR sauce over chicken breasts.

Pretty bland

by E. Eric , Texas on Apr. 2013

My son said it had no taste what soever. It was not not having to use full cream like other recipes but it needs something to flavor it up more.

It is okay.

by E. Elizabeth , on Dec. 2010

I know that cilantro is very popular, and I keep trying differnt things with it, but I find I just don't care for it. Nothing against the recipe, just not a fan of one key ingredient.

It is delicious!

by A. ANNA , on Jul. 2010

The cilantro sauce is scrumptious. My family loves it and asks for it often.

Tonight's dinner!

by B. Brenda , on Mar. 2010

After reading all the reviews, I've decided to make this for dinner tonight. I have all the ingredients since I shopped yesterday. I will take the advice of many of the reviewers and zip up the spice factor. The fact it had cilantro was what made me want to try this. I bought a bunch and wasn't sure what I would do with it. Now I know! My husband says I have taste buds in my brain since I can read a recipe and have a close idea of what it will taste like.

Awesome meal!

by g. gloria , Paris, TN on Feb. 2010

I love all the ingredients in this recipe, but my favorite is the amount of cilantro. I use cilantro on salads and burgers. This recipe is awesome!

Not bad, not great

by S. Sarah , RIPLEY, OK on Dec. 2009

I was not impressed with the sauce. It had too much cilantro flavor...and seemed like it was just missing something. Teh sauce was good, but I will not make it again.

Saucey Chicken

by E. Elizabeth , Davenport, IA on Dec. 2008

Very good and easy recipe. I served over wild rice and garnished with goat cheese. Everyone loved it.

Wonderful option

by C. Carrie , SPRING ARBOR, MI on Dec. 2007

This cream sauce was a hit at a household with some very picky adult eaters !

cilantro cream sause over chicken

by e. elaine , little falls, NJ on Aug. 2007

Creamy, rich, and sooo delicious!

nice add to plain chicken

by J. Joyce , PRESQUE ISLE, ME on Jan. 2007

pretty simple add to plain chicken, I used 5 tablespoons of spice since I didnt have fresh cilantro, still good