Chicken in Basil Cream (9 pts)

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"I loved this recipe, though I ended up with a pretty different outcome! We couldn't find all the right ingredients and substituted a few hot green peppers (I think I used 2) for the pimento and used dried basil instead of fresh basil (same amount, though). It was still absolutely fantastic if you like spicy food (which I love). The sauce was still delicious and I can imagine how good it would've been w/ the right peppers. I served it with some penne and olive oil with sauted asparagus and garlic on the side. I'll definitely be cooking this one again!"

- Daraji


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1/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup Dry bread crumbs
1 pound Boneless skinless chicken breast; 4 halves
3 tablespoon Butter
1/2 cup Chicken broth
1 cup Heavy cream
1 can (4 oz) Pimiento; sliced
1/4 cup Basil; fresh, minced
1/2 cup Parmesan; grated
1/8 teaspoon Pepper

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



- Heat skillet over medium high heat

- Place milk and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls

- Dip chicken in milk, and then coat with crumbs

- Add chicken to skillet with 1/2 of the butter about 5 min

- Add remaining butter, flip chicken and cook another 5 min till chicken is cooked.

- Remove and keep warm

- Add broth to skillet, bring to boil over medium heat

- Stir in cream, and pimientos; boil and stir for 1 min

- Reduce heat, add parmesan cheese, basil and pepper; cook and stir until heated through.

- Serve chicken with sauce poured over.


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I added mushrooms and put over pasta.

Absolutely Delicious!



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Delicious overall. Next time I would use fresh basil and add a bit of cayenne to the cream sauce.
Heatherina 1 week ago

Amazing. My family loved it. Went great with roasted cauliflower
kayrich0407 2 weeks ago

GreenSkeleton16 1 month ago

I have made this many times over the year. It's a hit with the family!
donnajorgenson 2 months ago

Amazing Dish!! Simple to make and very tasty
Sachin108 2 months ago

This was a hit with my family! Instead of pimentos I used garlic fire roasted diced tomatoes. Only because #1 I couldn't find a jar of only pimentos & #2 My kids would probably not eat them. But other than that substitution it was delicious!!!!
123luckygirl321 3 months ago

This was easy and everyone loved it! I recommend serving it over rice.
BobbyOrtiz 4 months ago

This was not only very tasty, its was very, very simple and easy to make. Inexpensive as well. Very happy I went with this.
jonathanwillard2 4 months ago

Great special occasion meal. I will definetly make again. Very easy.
shelaholm 4 months ago

This was awesome! I want to make it with salmon next time
memackjr 5 months ago

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