Basil Cream Chicken Recipe

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My family likes basil, and this dish is our favorite. The basil flavor complements the rich, creamy sauce.—Billie Vaughan, Slinger, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1-1/3 cups finely chopped green onions
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Hot cooked fettuccine

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 362 calories, 28 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet, saute the chicken, onions and mushrooms in oil until the chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add broth and cream. Stir in basil and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken mixture. Serve over fettuccine. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Basil Cream Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 362 calories, 28 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

I've been making this super impressive recipe for several years. The only thing I do differently than the printed recipe is add 3/4 tsp. salt.

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Reviewed May. 15, 2013

Look fwd. to making soon! K.

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

I'm looking for outstanding recipes. And while this one was good, it seemed to be missing something (garlic?, salt?).

My sauce was also super thick, although that most likely my fault.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

This is good recipe, I really like the flavor of basil so I added extra. Easy to prepare.

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

wonderfully fragrant and creamy, hubby LOVED it!

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