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Basil Cream Chicken

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


  • 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


  • In a skillet, saute the chicken, onions and mushrooms in oil until the chicken is no longer pink.
  • 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.

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  • Laurie
    Jul 15, 2020

    This recipe was extremely bland. It really needed salt or some other seasoning. Rather than go to the work involved in this recipe, making it with some Cream of Mushroom Soup probably would have provided more flavor.

  • Roanda
    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.

  • Joscy
    May 15, 2013

    Look fwd. to making soon! K.

  • Brenda2772
    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.

  • wild_violet1964
    Nov 9, 2011

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  • Classicrock
    Dec 29, 2010

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  • aemanus
    Mar 25, 2010

    wonderfully fragrant and creamy, hubby LOVED it!

  • Sprowl
    May 8, 2007

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  • "Cynthia "
    Dec 13, 2005

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