Chicken Breasts With Creamy Basil Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mary winecoff

This is a very quick and elegant recipe that would be great for serving special guests. I use fat-free half and half because it is one dairy product I can't tell the difference in.

Top Review by Carol T.

I've tried making this a few times. Every time I make it my house fills up with smoke. The outside of the chicken burns while the inside is still raw. I'm guessing it needs to cook longer on a lower temperature. It usually still manages to come out ok in the end but I'm not impressed enough with the flavor to keep setting off the smoke alarm.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat until sizzling. Stir in salt and pepper.
  2. Add chicken; cook 8 to 12 minutes or until juices are clear.
  3. Remove from skillet; set aside. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Stir flour into skillet. Add half and half and garlic, stirring constantly l minute or until slightly thickened.
  5. Stir tomatoes and basil. Return chicken to skillet. Cook 4 or 5 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Garnish with basil leaves.

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