Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce


Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce
This dish is easy but elegant enough to serve when you have company.

Source: adapted from Allrecipes
Makes 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 Can sub roasted red peppers drained well and chopped)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Ingredients:
Place milk and bread crumbs in separate, shallow bowls. Make sure your chicken breasts are thin. Put them between two pieces of plastic wrap or in a ziplock bag and pound them until they are thin.

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.


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.



Add Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. Stir sauce and cook until heated through. If you prefer a thicker sauce all you have to do is cook it longer.  (3-5 minutes).


Serve chicken with sauce poured over the top.

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