Creamy Basil Chicken


Creamy Basil Chicken

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Main, DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 lb chicken breast

  • 1/2 white onion diced

  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes

  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth divided

  • 1/2 cup parmigiana cheese

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 2 tbs olive oil

  • 2 tbs butter

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Place chicken in a plastic bag or covered in saran wrap, using a tenderizer or a rolling pin, pound the chicken till it’s flattened to about 1 inch. Add salt, pepper, and basil to season the chicken on both sides.
  • Add oil to a frying pan over med-hi heat. Let the oil get hot and add the chicken in searing about 5 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Lower heat to medium, add in the butter and the onion 3 – 4 minutes until soft. Add in the garlic and tomatoes and continue to saute for an additional minute.
  • Using 1/4 cup chicken broth, deglaze the frying pan by scraping, and then add in the remaining broth. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes to reduce the liquid by about half. Now add in heavy cream and stir for 30 seconds. Slowly add in cheese whisking to achieve a smooth consistency. Add in basil.
  • Place the chicken into the pan and cook an additional 6 – 8 minutes until chicken is completely heated through to 165℉.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

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  1. Made this recipe for family and it was a hit! I added some lemon juice and mushrooms. Served with buttered noodles and broccoli. I will definitely make again. Thanks Julia!

  2. Leslie M.

    This was delicious! My family loved it, and I will make it again.

  3. I made this tonight and my family couldn’t get enough! I paired it with egg noodles and sautéed asparagus.

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