A SiNx film deposited by Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) Plasma CVD has been successfully used as a surface passivant for Hg0.7Cd0.3Te. Detailed analysis of the Te, Cd and Si at the SiNx/HgCdTe interface using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy indicates that the deposited SiNx reduces the naturally grown HgCdTe native oxide. The oxygen taken from the Te and Cd oxidizes SiH4 and produces silicon oxides which remain in the SiNx film. The ECR-Plasma slightly damages the HgCdTe surface, but this was repaired by annealing at 100°C for 1 hour. After annealing, the SiNx interfaces has an excellent interface with HgCdTe with surface-state density as low as 1×1011cm-2eV-1 and a low fixed charge of -1.4×1011cm-2. Measurements of the flat-band shifts after exposure to a humid environment verified that the SiNx is more moisture-resistant than the conventional ZnS passivant. A diode of area 4.8×10-5cm2 and λco of 5.4μm passivated with SiNx had a zero-bias resistance of 4×1010Ω at 77K.