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Chicken In Basil Cream Sauce

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

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 4 servings

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