Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce

Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce Recipe

Today I am doing something different! I wanted to share this yummy Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce recipe with you. As I may have mentioned here before, I am not the best cook. In fact, I am hardly noteworthy when it comes to dinners. My poor family has suffered through many a dinner disaster, and each time I get more and more disheartened, which makes me less likely to make dinner. We ate out a LOT last year.

Now that we live in a town that is 15-20 minutes from fast food/slow food (ok, so there is a McDonalds down the road but GROSS ME OUT), I have been forced to put in a little extra effort in the kitchen. And by golly, it has paid off so far!

I’ve been pinning to my food board (aptly named “Better Learn To Cook Sometime“) recipes that look tasty/easy/family friendly and we have come across several new favorites. I tried this Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce a few times now, making a few adjustments, and we’ve decided it is a top contender for our favorite of all favorites! The best part is, this dinner can be ready in 30 minutes.

Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce
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Serves: 4

  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup dry Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (I slice mine in half, as if I were butterflying the breast)
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream (for a lighter version, use half and half)
  • 1 4oz jar diced Pimento
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper

  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Place milk and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls.
  3. Dip chicken in milk, and then coat with bread crumbs.
  4. Place chicken in skillet with half of the butter and cook 5 minutes.
  5. Add remaining butter and flip the chicken. Cook for another 5-10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside, keeping it warm.
  7. Add chicken broth to skillet; bring to a boil over medium heat.
  8. Stir in cream and pimentos, bring to a boil and stir for 1 minute.
  9. Reduce heat and add parmesan cheese, basil, and pepper; cook and stir until heated through.
  10. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.


I hope you try it out and let me know how it goes with your family!

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