CREAMY BASIL CHICKEN

Published on: 07/21/2021
creamy basil chicken breast garnished with fresh basil
creamy basil chicken breast garnished with fresh basil

​CREAMY BASIL CHICKEN

🌱🐓🌱Not everyone desires fruit in every dish, so this dish does not contain fruit, but of course I strongly encourage some fruit on the side (ie. the Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Salad😊). This garlicky, creamy basil chicken dish is a healthy take on an Alfredo sauce, without any of the fat, but even more flavor from lots of garlic and fresh basil.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 –4 garlic cloves crushed
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound chicken breast sliced lengthwise
  • 1 –2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon fresh basil leaves chopped

Instructions
 

  • Place a large iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add olive oil and heat one minute.
  • Add garlic and mushrooms and sauté for 2–3 minutes.
  • Add wine and continue to sauté for 2–3 minutes, or until wine evaporates.
  • Generously pepper and sprinkle salt on both sides of chicken and add to skillet.
  • Sauté chicken for 4–5 minutes and flip.
  • Sauté for another 4–5 minutes.
  • Cover pan with foil for 2–3 minutes to make sure chicken is cooked through.
  • While chicken is cooking, combine flour and milk in a small saucepan, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
  • Place over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until think and bubbly.
  • Add chopped basil and blend into sauce.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with one tablespoon fresh basil and freshly ground black pepper.

Notes

Serves 4. Suggest serving over whole wheat pasta with a fresh fruit or vegetable salad.

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