Chicken in Basil Cream

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Sweet Diva MJ

From Quick Cooking (now called Simple & Delicious). We love fresh basil, and grow some in our very little garden every year. Not only is this dish simple to prepare, it tastes delicious. I substitute evaporated fat-free or low-fat milk for the whipping cream to make it a bit healthier. I fyou pound your chicken to an even thickness (about 1/2") the times should be pretty accurate.

Top Review by Mean Bean

Just had this recipe tonight and it was very good! I pounded the breasts to a half of an inch and reduced the liquid a bit after adding the chicken broth. I also plated the chicken on top of rice. A rich and savory meal! Thanks Diva!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place milk and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls.
  2. Dip chicken in milk, then coat with crumbs. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken in butter on both sides until juices run clear, about 10-15 minutes (depends on thickness of your chicken breasts).
  3. Remove and keep warm.
  4. Add broth to the skillet.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium heat; stir to loosen browned bits.
  6. Stir in the cream and pimientos; boil and stir for 1 minute.
  7. Reduce heat.
  8. Add Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper; cook and stir until heated through.
  9. Pour over the chicken.
  10. Yield: 4 servings.

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