Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

   If you happen to be looking for a dish to impress with, than look no further. This chicken was utterly divine. I ate it in 5.3 seconds. It was so good. It was also very simple to make. Double bonus. Instead of using whipping cream in the sauce like the recipe called for, I used half and half to make it a little less fattening. The results were superb. This chicken has tons of flavor, and it looks pretty too. Make this for your next dinner party. Everyone will love it and think your pretty cool.

Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce
Recipe adapted from: Favorite Family Recipes

4 chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise to form 8 thin cutlets
1 cup milk
1 cup italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon pepper
pinch of salt
1 cup grated parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:  Pour milk in a small bowl. Pour bread crumbs in a seperate small bowl. Dip each piece of chicken in the milk and then coat in bread crumbs.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter. Let the butter melt until it starts to sizzle, and then add the chicken (only cook 3 pieces at a time to ensure proper cooking)

Cook chicken atleast 5 minutes on each side or until thoroughly cooked. Place cooked chicken in a 9x13 baking pan and keep warm in a 200 degree oven while you cook the other pieces.

Once all chicken is cooked and in the oven to keep warm, add chicken broth to the skillet. Stir to loosen up the brown bits from the pan. Stir in half and half, basil, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Whisk in parmesan cheese.

Set chicken on individual plates and pour sauce on top. Serve immediately.


Steph@PlainChicken.com said...

Looks great! I will definitely be trying this soon

beti said...

that creamy sauce looks and sounds fantastic!

Aarthi said...

This look Delicious…You have made it awesome..Totally YUMMO..


yummychunklet said...

That basil cream sauce looks delicious, but it could be very dangerous! =D

Jocelyn said...

The chicken looks so fancy...definitely restaurant worthy! The cream sauce totally gets me. Pinning it for sure:-)

Lizzy said...

Oh,yeah! This looks amazing!!! And definitely delicious enough for company...mmmmmm.

Beth Michelle said...

That sauce sounds incredible!!!

Chelsie said...

This week I am trying all new meals from your recipes. So far crispy onion chicken and broccoli and cheese twiced baked potatoes were a hit! Last night we had the turkey stuffing rolls and my husband loved them! Looking forward to sweet BBQ sandwiches tonight. Thanks for all the great recipes!!!

Marcie said...

I stumbled across your blog from a pin on Pinterest and I LOVE IT! I seriously just scrolled through your entire blog to the very first one and I was a pinning machine, haha! I can't wait to read more! Thanks for posting such wonderful things for everyone to enjoy! :)

So Domesticated said...

That sauce looks delish! And the italian breaded crust on the chicken..... don't even get me started... yum!

Ms Jelena said...

I'm definitely making this very soon! Looks amazing! xx


Becki's Whole Life said...

I love having go-to recipes like this that are impressive, easy and delicious. You did a great job breading that chicken!

scratch-made wife said...

OK, that looks pretty delicious - and easy to make! Thanks for sharing, Holly. Love it. :)

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

Pretty pictures, Holly. And I LOVE basil. I'm sure this sauce is amazing.

claire said...

that photo could be in a magazine! so delicious!

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Lizz said...

I've tried this recipe twice now and the sauce never works. I'm not sure if a step is missing or what. But parmesan is not a great melting cheese so it will just clump up. The rest of the sauce will be super watery. When it's all together it doesn't taste like much and is too watery to put over anything.
The chicken did turn out great.