- 1-1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
- Hot cooked angel hair pasta
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan.
- Add wine and lemon juice, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook 2-3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
- Stir in cream, basil and thyme. Add chicken; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
Reviews for Basil-Lemon Chicken
"An easy recipe, and very tasty! Definitely will double the sauce ingredients the next time, too, for all the reasons everyone else has mentioned--and I won't have any leftover whipping cream sitting in my frig either. I used about 1/4 tsp each of dried basil and thyme, and it suited my family members."
"Double the sauce portion of this recipe & go a little lighter on the lemon juice"
"Great flavor! Next time I might make it with spaghetti squash noodles instead of pasta to make it a bit healthier."
"My kids and I love chicken and thought that this was good. I made with dried herbs instead of fresh, otherwise I stuck to the recipe. I thought it was a little too lemony for our taste. I will definitely make it again, next time with less lemon!"
"Loved this!! I used bottled lemon juice since I'm allergic to lemon peel, and basil from my herb garden. I doubled the sauce, and added some fresh mushrooms, because we love them with chicken. So good, nice lemon flavor, but not overwhelming. I served it over French cut green beans since we like to stay low carb during the week, and the sauce was lovely on them. Will make this again"
"Very enjoyable and solid flavor all around. We used fresh lemons and the chicken broth option. Next time would use white wine as mentioned. I also doubled the sauce, so there was enough to coat the noodles. Simple enough to make on a weeknight, but tastes rich enough to serve for a weekend entertaining meal."
"Wonderful dish. I doubled the sauce called for which proved to work out great for my family. I'm going to make it again this weekend for friends."
"A hit with the whole family! Great flavor, quick, and easy...and I used up some of the plentiful basil on my deck!"