21 Mar 2013, 8:21am
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  • Of Food And Love: Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

    I stumbled on this recipe about a month and a half ago.  I’ve made it at least four times since then.  It’s, really, really good.  I would have made it more than four times, but it’s a little on the *fatty* side, considering you’re pouring in a cup of heavy whipping cream.

    You can put this under the: crowd pleaser, kid approved, quick, easy, delicious meal category.  Really.  Listening to my children make satisfied smacking sounds and little noises of pure enjoyment brings a smile to my face.

    “Mmm, my favorite!”  Words of my six year old.

    I made this last night and it only took about 35 minutes, prep work included.

    You can serve this with bread and a veggie of your choice.  We usually pick asparagus.



    Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce  ::Courtesy of::  Allrecipes

    1/4 cup milk

    1/4 cup dried bread crumbs (you can substitute for plain panko crumbs, which is what I did because I was out of bread crumbs.)

    4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts ( I use about 7 tenderloins)

    3 tablespoons butter

    1/2 cup chicken broth

    1cup heavy whipping cream

    1 (4 ounce) jar sliced pimento peppers, drained ( do NOT like pimentos, so, I don’t use them)

    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (use the kind you find near the deli and the special cheeses.  It comes in a carton, OR, just buy a small block to grate yourself. Don’t use frozen.)

    1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (you can use dried, but only use about a half Tb)

    1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    1. Place milk and bread crumbs in separate, shallow bowls. In skillet, heat butter or margarine to medium heat. Dip chicken in milk, then coat with crumbs. Cook in butter or margarine, on both sides, until juices run clear (about 10 minutes). Remove and keep warm.
    2. Add broth to skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and stir to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in cream and pimentos; boil and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat.
    3. Add Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. Stir sauce and cook until heated through. Pour mixture over chicken and serve!

    Enjoy.  And don’t hate me, because this is one of those unfortunately good recipes….


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