chicken in basil-tomato cream sauce

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By sherry monfils
from worcester, MA

Love, love this chicken dish, it's an old standby recipe I keep on hand for an elegant looking chicken dish. I usually just serve it with a simple salad. The fresh basil really makes it taste wonderful.

serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken in basil-tomato cream sauce

  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1
    16 oz can whole tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    light cream
  • 1/2 c
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    each, salt and pepper
  • 6
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts

How To Make chicken in basil-tomato cream sauce

  • 1
    Melt butter in lg skillet over medium heat. Add onion, cook for 5 mins. Increase heat to high. Add tomatoes. Cook until liquid is absorbed.
  • 2
    Add cream. Cook until slightly thickened. Remove skillet from heat. Add basil, salt and pepper, stir to combine. Place chicken in caaerole dish.
  • 3
    Pour sauce over chicken and bake at 450 for 15 -20 mins, or until chicken is no longer pink inside.
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