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Chicken with Herb Sauce

"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


  • 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


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

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  • jewels82
    Feb 18, 2018

    This was very yummy!

  • judontmesswithme
    Nov 14, 2017

    This was a very good recipe. The family loved it, including my 8 year old son. We will make this again.

  • 7833louis
    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
    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
    May 6, 2015

    Yummy and easy to make! Served it with noodles.

  • KristieDice
    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
    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
    Apr 15, 2013

    Excellent and fast. It's a keeper!

    Jan 6, 2013

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

  • sunlovertwin
    Dec 3, 2012

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