Chicken with Herb Sauce Recipe
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Chicken with Herb Sauce Recipe

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"My grandmother gave me the recipe for these moist golden chicken breasts topped with a tangy butter sauce made with chives, parsley and basil," says Irene Cooney of Manheim, Pennsylvania. "It's simple but very good- our family loves it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 237 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 556mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 23g protein .


  1. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of waxed paper; flatten evenly with a mallet. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil; brown chicken over medium-high heat for about 6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Stir broth, chives, parsley, lime juice, basil, mustard and remaining butter and oil into drippings; cook and stir until butter is melted. Serve over chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Herb Sauce in Quick Cooking July/August 2001, p52

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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7833louis 247422
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"Yes, double the sauce, half broth and half white wine. Fresh basil a must. I left out salt. It was great!"

Carol39110 227369
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"This was good. I butterflied the chicken breast and double the sauce, per reviews. I will cut back on the mustard since I did not get much herb flavor. I served it over couscous."

Mooster270 225958
Reviewed May. 6, 2015

"Yummy and easy to make! Served it with noodles."

KristieDice 216925
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Delicious! I have picky eaters and they all loved it. Will definitely make it again! Next time I will put over pasta and double the sauce. Also added wine and garlic."

heislife7 73206
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"Was delicious! My whole family enjoyed it and have asked for it again. I did make one change to the recipe by submitting spicy brown mustard for the Dijon. It was delicious."

sooperwife 122777
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"Excellent and fast. It's a keeper!"

LISHAT 31213
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"I added a tbsp of wine to the sauce... it was delicious."

whywhat 37088
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"Fast easy and a nice change, I made myself a note to be light on the salt because of the broth. Next time I will try white wine in place of broth. Great recipe"

rapyne 88592
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"I followed the recipe as written but made it for two and kept the sauce for four. I made a bed of fettuccine and placed the chicken on top pouring the reduced sauce over both. This is a keeper.

The recipe is great as is but next time I will add a clove of garlic (chopped) to the pan after browning the chicken. Maybe deglaze the pan with a dry white wine and reduce until almost evaporated. Then continue with the herbs and liquid as written."

sscruggs819 103390
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Super easy and good, family really liked it, I will definately turn to this again for a quick and easy meal"

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