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SKILLET BASIL CREAM CHICKEN

Basil Chicken with Cream Sauce has always been one of my favorite recipes. It has a Chicken Recipe with Basil, a dying buttermilk and a creamy sauce made of cheese. Easy breaded chicken, tomatoes, fresh herbs, skillet Chicken Recipes. You will need this Cream Chicken in your life ASAP! Basil Recipes to Win!

SKILLET BASIL CREAM CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry optional
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 can pimentos 4 ounces can, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 ounce can, drained
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons garlic & herb cheese such as Boursin
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place chicken breasts in a shallow dish and cover with buttermilk.
  2. Pour breadcrumbs in a different shallow dish.
  3. Heat skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon canola oil.
  4. Dip chicken in the breadcrumbs and place in the hot skillet.
  5. Cook 5 minutes or until bottom side is crispy and golden brown.
  6. Add remaining butter and oil and flip the breasts over. Cook another 5-7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Set aside.
  8. Add chicken broth and sherry (if using) to the skillet to deglaze and bring to a boil over medium heat. Scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the skillet.
  9. Add the cream, pimentos and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  10. Reduce heat to low and add Parmesan, garlic-herb cheese, basil and black pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce reduces by half.
  11. Add the chicken back to the sauce and heat through.
  12. Serve as is with sauce or with a side of rice or pasta.
  13. Enjoy!

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