I posted this recipe back on MySpace, years ago. Wow! Has that been awhile ago. It is still one on my favorites to this day. It is a true restaurant quality dish and also one totally worthy of serving to guests. They will love you for it!
I personally would order this again and again. This time I paired it with a salad and classic caesar salad dressing. I hope you enjoy!
The chicken and cream dish is quite rich but, the salad lightens it up a bit. The caesar dressing is one of my go-to dressings for sure. The combination of the two together…hallah!
So, let’s get to it shall we…
Chicken in Basil Cream
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. italian bread crumbs
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (4 oz. each)
3 T. butter
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 c. heavy whipping cream
1 jar (4 oz.) sliced pimientos, drained
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. minced fresh basil
1/8 t. fresh ground pepper
Place milk and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. 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 minutes. Remove and keep warm.
Add broth to the skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat; stir to loosen browned bits. Stir in the cream and pimientos; boil and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat. Add the Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper; cook and stir until heated through. It will thicken slightly with the addition of the Parmesan cheese.
Yield: 4 servings.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home magazine.
As I said, I paired the chicken with a salad. This is my favorite classic caesar salad dressing yet…thank you Pinterest 🙂 It is not the mayo based caesar dressing it is the classic kind, that I prefer.
Classic Caesar Salad Dressing
2 egg yolks
2 T. dijon mustard
6-8 anchovy fillets, minced. (If you have anchovy paste use it!)
2 T. minced garlic
4 T. balsamic vinegar
3 t. lemon juice
dash of worcestershire sauce
2 c. olive oil (I used slightly less, like 1/4 c. or so)
1 c. Parmesan cheese
I’m hoping to finally get outside this weekend and work in the flowerbeds. This winter has been way too long! Have a wonderful weekend y’all!! xoxo