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    Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

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    Cook Time:

    30 mins

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    20 mins

    David R. Harris's Note:

    This tastes like a dish you could get at an Italian-American restaurant, but is super easy to make. Kids love it too! You can use nearly any kind of pasta. Pairs well with a vinaigrette salad.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat olive oil in frying pan on medium heat.
    2. 2
      Coat chicken in breadcrumbs, optionally with a milk or egg wash first.
    3. 3
      Cook chicken approximately 4-5 minutes on each side, until done. Slice a bit of chicken to ensure doneness.
    4. 4
      Remove chicken from pan, leaving behind any drippings and grease.
    5. 5
      Deglaze pan with chicken broth.
    6. 6
      Add heavy cream, basil,garlic, butter, tomatoes, and half the parmesan cheese.
    7. 7
      Simmer, stirring often to prevent any burning and to incorporate chicken drippings.
    8. 8
      Add remaining parmesan cheese as desired. Salt and pepper to taste.
    9. 9
      When cream sauce has thickened, turn heat to low. A small amount of flour or corn starch can be used to thicken it faster if needed.
    10. 10
      Serve chicken on top of pasta, covered in the cream sauce. Garnish with parsley and parmesan.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (458 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1113.1
     
    Calories from Fat 674
    60%
    Total Fat 74.8 g
    115%
    Saturated Fat 40.4 g
    202%
    Cholesterol 277.7 mg
    92%
    Sodium 1080.2 mg
    45%
    Total Carbohydrate 62.3 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 7.4 g
    29%
    Sugars 2.7 g
    11%
    Protein 49.3 g
    98%

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