skillet basil cream chicken

***I remade this skillet basil cream chicken recipe recently!! Tweaked a couple things and took better pictures :) You can check out the newer version HERE.  Thanks for stopping by!***

so i know i’ve posted quite a few chicken recipes.  but i love chicken.  and this chicken is my new favorite.  while looking for new recipes on pinterest,  i found a this recipe and played around with it a bit.  its a hard thing to attempt to beat my all-time favorite, sherry chicken, but this one comes very close.  we loved it! pat actually said this is his favorite thing i’ve made so far.  (maybe i’m just getting better with time…?)

skillet basil cream chicken

with the fresh basil, zesty tomatoes, and parmesan cheese…what’s not to love! and its ready in less than 30 minutes.  perfect!

skillet basil cream chicken

detailed below…you’ll see how easy this recipe really is.  i’ve never really cooked in a skillet before, and after trying this recipe i’ll be trying it A LOT more.  so simple.  so good! (although i think i’ve pretty much thrown ‘fat free’ out the window) :)

skillet basil cream chicken

this recipe was also GREAT as leftovers.  i cut up the chicken, used all the leftover sauce, and served over pasta.  delicious! another great option would be making your own boursin cheese.  its really worth trying.  so good!

skillet basil cream chicken

skillet basil cream chicken

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you will love this chicken! fresh and delicious (and easy). made in less than 30 minutes! enjoy!
Course: Main Course
Author: the cooking virgin
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Dry bread crumbs
  • 1 pound Boneless skinless chicken breast; 4 halves
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Chicken broth
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 can 4 oz Pimentos
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes or 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Basil; fresh minced (i also added some dry basil)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan; grated
  • 2 tablespoons boursin cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
  1. Heat skillet over medium high heat
  2. Place milk and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls
  3. Dip chicken in milk, and then coat with crumbs
  4. Add chicken to skillet with 1/2 of the butter about 5 min
  5. Add remaining butter flip chicken and cook another 5 min till chicken is cooked.
  6. Remove and keep warm
  7. Add broth to skillet bring to boil over medium heat
  8. Stir in cream, pimientos, and tomatoes; boil and stir for 1 min
  9. Reduce heat, add parmesan cheese, bousrin cheese, basil and pepper; cook and stir until heated through.
  10. Serve chicken with sauce poured over.


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Annie Jones
I made this for Valentine's Day. My husband, my grandaugher and I all loved it!
    awesome!! so glad you liked it! thanks for stopping by :)
What is Boursin Cheese, please?
    becky gall hardin
    It's a creamed herb cheese that comes in a small tub...usually sold at any grocery store. If they have a special cheese section or kiosk it should be in there. White tub. Good luck! I also have a recipe for homemade Boursin cheese if you search for Boursin on here it will come up. I'll link to it in this post. Thanks for stopping by!
      suzie suchman
      Can you use another type of cheese if you dont have access to Boursin? If so, what kind?
    Pietro Pisarzewski
    What is Boursin cheese ... Oh Mon Dieu. C'est un des fromages les plus populaires en France. There are so many kinds. Boursin & Baquette as an entrée followed by this delicious chicken recipe with a delicious Bordeaux. Bon appétit à tous
      Becky Hardin
      Hey Pietro, Boursin is an herbed cream cheese. I also have a recipe for homemade boursin if you need that! It's easy to make :)
My boyfriend told me that I could make this everyday for the rest of his life and he would be happy!thank you!
yummy dish
add some white wine to the sauce and take it to another level of good
penny hart
How many calories
    becky gall hardin
    I don't have an app to calculate that yet, but I'm hoping to get one soon. I'm looking into it! Thanks for stopping by :)
Drain the canned tomatoes?
    Becky Hardin
    Yes, I drained them. Hope you love the recipe!
      Thanks, it was DELICIOUS, even my kids were silent at the dinner table! I couldn't find pimentos anywhere but that was the only thing. Next time I'll double the sauce. Thinking about skipping the chicken and using just the sauce as a spaghetti sauce substitute as well!
        Becky Hardin
        yay!!! that sounds like a great idea for spaghetti sauce...YUM! Thanks for letting me know. Made my day :)
I really want to make this meal, but we are really strapped for time when it comes to dinner. Is there a way to prepare this ahead of time or to make it in the crockpot??
Can this be frozen?
    Becky Hardin
    I haven't ever tried it, but I think you could. Hope you love the recipe!!
How long will the sauce stay good in the fridge after you have made it.
    Becky Hardin
    Probably 2-3 days max. I definitely loved it as leftovers, it heats up well! Hope you love it!!
Can this be made with pork chops instead of chicken?
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