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Chicken in Basil Cream Recipe
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Chicken in Basil Cream Recipe

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 493 calories, 37g fat (22g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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.
Originally published as Chicken in Basil Cream in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p27

Full-Bodied White Wine

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


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7833louis User ID: 1040763 241568
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"This was as delicious as it was easy and quick to make! I used fresh parmesan and the fresh basil was the icing on the cake. I used chicken quarters because that's what I had. I am going to try the sauce on shrimp over pasta next."

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GStaelens User ID: 1765741 235949
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Easy to make"

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LauriePar User ID: 4460220 235058
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"The chicken and the sauce turned out delicious~ this really is a 30 minute meal. It is a very easy recipe that even a beginner cook could make. I also left out the pimentos and it turned out excellent!"

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i12cook User ID: 543511 226280
Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"This dish is very easy and delicious. I make it with chicken tenders instead of breast. The left over sauce is good on potatoes or rice. Looks hard and company will think you are a gourmet cook, but this really is easy and very pretty looking. Fresh basil is a must to get the best results."

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LaBreque User ID: 7829450 218057
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"I make this very simply dish all the time. Absolutely excellent!"

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blondiator User ID: 8193831 216744
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"This was delicious. I left out the pimentos mainly because I didn't have any, and used dried basil instead of fresh. I also used chicken tenders instead of breasts, and it was fantastic. Will definitely make it again."

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R2D2Lover User ID: 7933808 47183
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

"I love creamy sauces and "fried" chicken...I, however, do not like pimientos, so I used a can of Rotel instead. I also used a Parmesan cheese blend(melts better). I didn't use fresh basil, but I did use a quality dried basil and it came out fine. I've never used fresh basil before, so I don't know the difference...lol I LOVE THIS DISH!!! I have cooked it twice so far and it will be one I turn to often."

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 56167
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"The fresh basil is a must!!! Very good."

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stgrmom User ID: 6828656 49630
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"I have been cooking for my husband for 23 years and never have I received such rave reviews. My kids all loved it too! Will definitely make again."

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 24019
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"Yummy!"

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