Monday, June 25, 2012

Chicken with Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Sauce

I found a reason to use some fresh basil from the garden! And it was delicious!

adapted from recipe found here

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes (not the oil packed kind)
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup regular cream
1/4 cup minced fresh basil

Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and pepper each side. Cover and cook until done, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from pan, cover it and set aside.

In the same pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cooking 1-2 minutes, just until soft. Add sun dried tomatoes; stir. With a whisk in hand, add flour and stir. Slowly pour in chicken broth, whisking constantly to remove any lumps. Add cream, still whisking. Continue whisking for 3-4 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Add fresh basil to sun dried tomato sauce and stir. Return chicken to the pan and turn to coat with sauce.

Serve with pasta of your choice.

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