Monday, January 30, 2012

Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

So the other day I wanted to try something different from the normal parmesan breaded chicken that we usually have with baked potatoes. I found this recipe awhile back and have been meaning to try it out. It was very tasty and was given a thumbs up by my hubby and family. Now I know some of you will freak out to see that you cook the chicken in butter and that you use cream for the sauce but believe me these add to the flavor of the chicken. YOu an substitute olive oil for the butter if you would like but I don't reccomend using anything other than cream for the sauce. And a little bit of sauce so a long way. My belief in food and such is everything in moderation not getting completely rid of everything you just need moderation!!! Anyway, if you need a new way to have chicken give this recipe a try!!! Awesome chicken with pasta as well Just add a little of the cream sauce to the pasta!!!

Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce
2-3 eggs, beaten
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
4 chicken breast cute into halves(8 pieces) and flattened with meat mallet
1/4 cup butter or use olive oil or use half butter half oil(that is what i did)
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Liberally salt and pepper each side of the flatened out chicken.Place eggs in a shallow dish.Mix bread crumbs and 1 cup parm cheese in another shallow dish. Dipe each piece of chicken in the eggs and then the bread crumb mixture and set on a cookie sheet. IN a skillet over medium heat melt the butter or heat the oil and cook chicken in it until browned on both sides and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and keep warm in the oven. I had to do my chicken in batches because all didn't fit in my skillet at once. After you cook the chicken add the chicken broth to the skillet and stir with a wooden spoon to loosen up all the browned bits from the pan. Stir in the cream, basil, and salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and whisk in the other cup parmesan cheese. Sauce will be thin. Pour over chicken and serve with pasta, rice or a baked potatoe.

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