Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce

I’ve made this many times for family and company. I have recipe cards ready because someone always asks.

Four boneless chicken breasts
4 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon paprika
Salt/pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter

Combine seasonings with flour and coat chicken evenly. Heat oil and butter. Cook chicken over medium heat for four to five minutes on each side or until cooked throughout. Remove from pan. Wipe excess grease from pan.

Basil Cream Sauce
1 tablespoon butter
Two cloves minced garlic
3 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
Salt to taste

Combine butter, garlic, and onions in same pan. used for chicken. Cook for two minutes, stirring constantly. Add chicken stock. Cook two to three more minutes. Add the cream and fresh lemon juice. Cook until sauce thickens a little. Add fresh basil and salt.

Serve the chicken on your pretty platter and top with the cream sauce.