This Chicken In Basil Cream Sauce is nice enough to make for company and easy enough to make for family dinner.

This Chicken In Basil Cream Sauce is a tried and true chicken dinner.


Chicken In Basil Cream Sauce

Chicken In Basil Cream Sauce

My husband took my boys on an overnight camping trip for our church’s father-and-sons outing leaving me home alone with my baby girl. I can’t remember the last time I was alone in my house. It was a little weird. The house felt so quiet. I guess the quiet was an early Mother’s Day present.

I was stuck in between wanting to do a million things I needed to get done and just lounging on the couch doing absolutely nothing. The house was begging to be cleaned so I did that first and it actually stayed clean for more than ten minutes. I soaked the cleanliness in for a while then Gracie and I headed out shopping.

 

It was a much needed break from the marathon of responsibilities as a mother. It gave me a chance to recharge and the distance made me miss my boys. They came back reeking of campfire smoke with remnants of s’mores smeared on their clothes and their smiling faces. I asked them what their favorite part about camping was and they said seeing an alligator while canoeing. True story…yikes.

They’re funny. I missed them.

I would love if someone made this Chicken In Basil Cream Sauce for me for Mother’s Day (*wink*). The chicken all by itself is go-ood. But I guarantee that you will be licking this creamy sun-dried tomato basil sauce off your plate.

If you love this Chicken In Basil Cream Sauce, you’ll love these recipes:

Pesto Mushroom Chicken

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

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Chicken In Basil Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup dried Italian bread crumbs
  • 4 skinless , boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic (1/2 teaspoon minced)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes , chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place milk and bread crumbs in separate, shallow bowls. Make sure your chicken breasts are thin. I usually buy chicken from Costco and the breasts are really thick so I fillet each breast in half lengthwise so they are thinner. You can also pound your breasts with a meat mallet to make them thinner.
  2. In skillet, heat butter to medium heat. Dip chicken in milk, then coat with crumbs. Cook chicken in butter, on both sides, until juices run clear (about 10 minutes). Remove and keep warm.
  3. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds over medium heat. Add the chicken broth to the skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and stir to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in cream and sun-dried tomatoes; boil and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat.
  4. Add Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. Stir sauce and cook until heated through. Remember that for a thicker sauce all you have to do is cook it longer. I like my sauce on the thick side so I cooked it for a while (3-5 minutes).
  5. Serve chicken with sauce poured over the top.

Recipe Notes

adapted from Allrecipes