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
Chicken in Basil Cream Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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
Place milk and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in milk, then coat with crumbs.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken in butter until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
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.