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Chicken in Basil Cream Recipe

Chicken in Basil Cream Recipe

When I first read this recipe, I thought it looked difficult. But because I had all the ingredients readily at hand, I gave it a try. Am I glad I did! Not only it is simple to prepare, it tastes. —Judy Baker Craig, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Place milk and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in milk, then coat with crumbs.
  • 2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken in butter for about 5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170° Remove and keep warm.
  • 3. Add broth to the skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat; stir to loosen browned bits. Stir in the cream and pimientos; boil and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat. Add the cheese, basil and pepper; cook and stir until heated through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup sauce equals 493 calories, 37 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 177 mg cholesterol, 536 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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