Chicken In Basil Cream

4.5
(159)
Chicken In Basil Cream
Servings:
4
Ready In:
25 minutes
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Wait Time:
0 minutes
Spiciness:
0/5

Ingredients

  • 1/4 (cup) dried bread crumbs
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 (tablespoon) olive oil
  • 3/4 (cup) chicken broth
  • 1 (cup) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 (cup) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 (tablespoon) dried basil

Directions

  1. In skillet, heat olive oil. Rinse chicken with water then coat with bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Cook in olive oil, 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. Cook until reduced by half. Stir in cream and continue to cook for 1 minute. Reduce heat.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese and basil and pepper. Stir sauce and cook until heated through. Adjust seasoning to taste. Pour mixture over chicken and serve.

Nutrition Information

This nutrition information is an estimate only. We use software to calculate the nutritional analysis from the individual ingredients in each recipe. While we do our best to ensure accuracy, we make no representation or warranty regarding the information, and there can be no assurance that any of the information contained therein has not been, or will not be changed or altered.

amount per serving
Calories
137
Total Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
22mg
Sodium
390mg
Carbohydrate
5g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
0g
Protein
7g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
1%
Potassium
26mg

Comments

  • Leah
    Leah 86330

    Totally awesome! My kids didn't want the sauce, but my husband & I loved it with the sauce. Very unique and delicious taste!!

    over 3 years ago
  • Melissa
    Melissa 137583

    So yummy! My 4 and 9 year olds helped make it and loved it! We changed it a little by adding a clove of minced garlic to the sauce and substituting sun dried tomatoes for the pimentos. Very good!

    about 3 years ago
  • Nicole
    Nicole 158757

    Very easy and kid friendly. Will make again.

    about 3 years ago
  • Nicole
    Nicole 158757

    Very easy and kid friendly. Will make again.

    about 3 years ago
  • Kari
    Kari 145691

    Very easy and so good! My son said "it tastes like it's from a restaurant".

    about 3 years ago
  • Staci
    Staci 36150

    I Agree with Kari. I made it and it was as good as something we would have paid for at a restaurant. Very tasty!!

    almost 3 years ago
  • Jodi
    Jodi 224815

    I cannot wait to try this. I plan to make it tomorrow evening for dinner.

    almost 3 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 306793

    Really delicious and easy to make!

    almost 3 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 215109

    Nice! i will pound chicken breasts next time though.

    over 2 years ago
  • Ashley
    Ashley 659139

    quick easy cheap and tastey will make again

    over 2 years ago
  • Michelle
    Michelle 698792

    yummy!

    over 2 years ago
  • editha
    editha 557771

    very easy andsSo good and my family loved it!

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    One of our great users, Amy, suggested serving this with the Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette: (http://www.foodonthetable.com/recipes/353696-asparagus-with-lemon-mustard-vinaigrette) A few other great side dishes to serve with this dish are: Rice Pilaf: (http://www.foodonthetable.com/recipes/344621-rice-pilaf) OR Orzo Spinach and Feta Salad: (http://www.foodonthetable.com/recipes/344654-orzo-spinach-and-feta-salad) OR Broccoli Pasta: (http://www.foodonthetable.com/recipes/344624-broccoli-pasta) OR Easy Marinated Tomato Salad: (http://www.foodonthetable.com/recipes/344655-easy-marinated-tomato-salad)

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 797390

    made me look like I know what I'm doing.

    over 2 years ago
  • Donna (Food on the Table)
    Donna (Food on the Table) 86758

    Nice, Anonymous!!! :-)

    over 2 years ago
  • Nancy
    Nancy 783363

    Very good dish! Next time I think I will cut the chicken up into large bite sized pieces and toss it and the sauce with some penne pasta. The sauce in this recipe is fantastic!

    over 2 years ago
  • MamaRoosh
    MamaRoosh 697450

    Ah-mazing!! Just literally left the table to write this. It was THAT good. I added garlic (I add garlic to most dishes) and cut up the chicken pieces and added it to the sauce. I felt I was needing an appetizer or something - maybe tomato and basil on french bread? Hmm, not sure - but the main dish was great! Will definitely be making this again.

    over 2 years ago
  • Michelle
    Michelle 699975

    This was very good. I cut the chicken and put it in the sauce then served it over spaghetti. Next time I will double the sauce recipe.

    over 2 years ago
  • s
    s 694608

    A hit! I added sun-dried tomatoes as well as garlic. The chicken was awesome actually. Served over pasta.

    over 2 years ago
  • Joy
    Joy 994833

    I added a pinch of garlic and some white wine that i had laying around. Also, for a lower fat version, evaporated milk can be used instead of heavy cream. I added sauce and chicken to some noodles and tossed some peas in for a little color.

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Wonderful suggestions Joy! Thanks for sharing!

    over 2 years ago
  • Lorelei
    Lorelei 820422

    I dipped the chicken in the excess chicken broth I had before coating with the bread crumbs instead of using water.

    over 2 years ago
  • Donna (Food on the Table)
    Donna (Food on the Table) 86758

    So great to see everyone's suggestions!

    over 2 years ago
  • Rose
    Rose 1043031

    This sauce was incredible! SO creamy and smooth.

    over 2 years ago
  • Erica
    Erica 1135059

    Easy to make, and absolutely delish. We had pasta on the side, and I drizzled the sauce over the pasta. Kids LOVED it.

    over 2 years ago
  • Lindsay
    Lindsay 1027457

    This was really good! A little but rich and it did take slightly longer than the estimated time, but worth it

    over 2 years ago
  • Jessica
    Jessica 25114

    How long does it take for the liquid to reduce to half?

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    @Jessica; about 8-10 minutes

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1196769

    cooking it in a few minutes, cant wait

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 689452

    Sounds very good, but the calorie count is *way* off.

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Anonymous, please take note of the disculosure statement located above the nurtitional data which states: This nutrition information is an estimate only. We use software to calculate the nutritional analysis from the individual ingredients in each recipe. While we do our best to ensure accuracy, we make no representation or warranty regarding the information, and there can be no assurance that any of the information contained therein has not been, or will not be changed or altered.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 689452

    I see that, thanks. Hoping to see the accuracy get better as the site develops. Keep up the good work!

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Anonymous, unfortunately this is the best response that I can give you at this time, since I am a chef, not a registered dietician or nutritionist. However, with the list of ingredients listed above obviously this dish has more calories, fat, etc. then listed in the nutritional data. What I do to calculate the nutritional information for foods I make for personal consumption is always check the labels of the ingredients I am using. These labels will provide the most accurate information, even more accurate than any nutritional data calculator/program, as different brands will have varying amounts of fat, calories, etc.

    over 2 years ago
  • Christine
    Christine 973920

    too heavy for what I was wanting. I cooked the half and half for about 15 minutes to thickened it up to make it more Alfredo like.

    over 2 years ago
  • Monica
    Monica 20538

    Easy and always a winner!

    over 2 years ago
  • Krystle
    Krystle 999396

    Even my extremely picky boyfriend loved this dish!

    over 2 years ago
  • 731610

    All my family loved this even my picky 9yr old. However I did make some changes. I had a 1/2 jar of basil pesto that needed to be used. I took a cereal spoon and scooped out 3 heaping spoonfuls out. I thought the pesto would add more depth than just the dry basil. I did butterfly the breast and pound them out so that they would cook faster. I served it with penne pasta. I will defiently double the sauce next time and maybe add the sun dried tomatoes and a splash of white wine like several of you suggested. Roasted broccoli and garlic bread would be a great side for next time.

    over 2 years ago
  • chris
    chris 1196251

    bread crumbs not sticking.

    about 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Chris- Next time try the three part breading process. Place flour in one bowl, a beaten egg in another, and the bread crumbs in a third bowl. First dip the chicken in the flour then the egg and then the bread crumbs. This should help the bread crumbs stick to the chicken really well.

    about 2 years ago
  • chris
    chris 1196251

    Thank you, Heather. Boy do I love this app!

    about 2 years ago
  • Kristin
    Kristin 1324944

    This is a keeper! I used the three part breading technique with flour, egg, and bread crumbs. The chicken turned out great with a cripsy crust. My kids didn't want the sauce so they just ate the chicken. Hubby and I loved the sauce! I addded some garlic and white wine to the sauce. Served it with steamed broccoli and garlic bread!

    about 2 years ago
  • Dede
    Dede 860091

    This was a hit , even my overly picky husband said it was really good. Will be making this again.

    about 2 years ago
  • Meagan
    Meagan 1359437

    my husband and i loved it! just the two of us and we made the recipe for four. the leftovers kept AMAZINGLY! we put the extra basil cream sauce on crostini and broiled them for about 30 seconds... YUM!!

    about 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    @Dede and Anonymous, I'm glad you liked it! LOVE the idea of putting the extra cream sauce on crostini. You could then garnish it with a little more parmesan cheese for even more flavor.

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 965296

    loved it and very easy to make also kid friendly :)

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 951506

    So delicious! My 10 month old twins liked it too!

    about 2 years ago
  • Deb
    Deb 980143

    Very good. The cream sauce had the flavor of a boxed pasta mix, but without the "junk".

    about 2 years ago
  • Collin
    Collin 1321547

    sooooooooo GOOD! how do you people come up with such awesome, easy, and CLEVER recipes?

    about 2 years ago
  • Joyce
    Joyce 1477885

    yummy...but next time I may use fresh basil or some pesto

    about 2 years ago
  • Terry
    Terry 939815

    Very tasty!

    about 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Anonymous- If you have access to fresh herbs they will always add more flavor than the dried versions. And I agree, adding pesto to the cream sauce or even tomato sauce, would both be great ways to change up this dish.

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 46611

    This recipe is delicious! I substituted dried basil for 3 tablespoons of basil pesto and added 1 tsp. minced garlic. So good and my husband loved itWill be making again!

    about 2 years ago
  • Christina
    Christina 1035664

    Best recipe ever!! Seriously restaurant quality!! We used tenders instead of breasts and Italian style breadcrumbs. AMAZING!!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1720589

    Very yummy!

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1756143

    Really good, served at weekend dinner party, and everyone raved! Thanks

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1781555

    This dish was really amazing and simple. I made it with a side dish of rice pilaf.y suggestion however is that cooking the chicken in the skillet wasn't enough to cook it through. After my chicken browned on both sides I looked and the middle was not gone yet. I ended up putting it in the oven for 10-15 min on 350 . Meanwhile I made the cream sauce.

    over 1 year ago
  • Angela
    Angela 638986

    incredibly delicious!! one of my favorite recipes.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1626012

    Ghosh

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1910224

    This dish was really good. The sauce is much better with real basil.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1802632

    My kids love this. We use Panko bread crumbs and it tastes great!

    about 1 year ago
  • Linda
    Linda 1916992

    I think the basil amt is wrong but still an amazing recipe

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1802632

    Even my kids loved it and ate it all up!

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1934029

    Easy and delicious! I added chopped fresh basil and fresh chopped garlic.

    about 1 year ago
  • Diana
    Diana 2066374

    This definitely took longer than the instructions said it would. Maybe our chicken breasts were especially thick, but we ended up finishing it in the oven so it wouldn't burn on the stove. Just couldn't get it to cook through! The sauce was good, though. Will definitely make again, but I'll cook the chicken in the oven and make some pasta as a side.

    12 months ago
  • Sarah
    Sarah 669021

    This is a goto meal now. Easy and the whole family loves it.

    12 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2115345

    Use less basil

    10 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2115345

    Use less basil

    10 months ago
  • Leane
    Leane 2156408

    My family LOVED this...they asked if I could make this one if our regular meals. I did double the sauce as others mentioned in their comments, super yummy!

    8 months ago
  • Denise
    Denise 359179

    The nutritional values on this dish are wrong. There is no way you can add 1 cup of heavy cream and come out with 137 calories per serving. Someone needs to recalculate this and correct it.

    7 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1074950

    I think I'll make this tonight, but I may try using coconut milk instead. I'll post how it turns out. And YAY, I have asparagus for the side dish.

    7 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1074950

    I made this last night...a few variations:
    I cut chicken thigh meat into bite size tenders, seasoned with S & P, coated with brown rice flour, dipped in egg, coated in Panko bread crumbs, pan fried in olive oil. YUM!
    Made the sauce with canned milk. Penne pasta with same size cut apse ragas added to boiling water and pasta for the last minute +/-...
    Made a rue to thicken the cream sauce a bit and poured it over the pasta and asparagus. So so good!

    7 months ago
  • Allison
    Allison 50796

    It was great over a bed of rice. Absolutely delicious and simple.

    6 months ago
  • Chantelle
    Chantelle 2268470

    I had to thicken up the sauce with a mixture of cornstarch & water. I also added about a 1/3 of a cup of additional parmesan cheese. After that it was much better.

    6 months ago
  • Jessica
    Jessica 540873

    I didn't have cream so I substituted with light cream cheese and 1% milk, also added a dash of paprika and served over rice. Delic!

    6 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2335589

    shrimp scampi

    about 1 month ago