Chicken In Basil Cream


This recipe is a welcome change from the usual fried chicken. The cream sauce gives it a wonderful flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup dried bread crumbs

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar sliced pimento peppers, drained

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place milk and bread crumbs in separate, shallow bowls. In skillet, heat butter or margarine to medium heat. Dip chicken in milk, then coat with crumbs. Cook in butter or margarine, on both sides, until juices run clear (about 10 minutes). Remove and keep warm.

  2. Add broth to skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and stir to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in cream and pimentos; boil and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat.

  3. Add Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. Stir sauce and cook until heated through. Pour mixture over chicken and serve!

    close up view of Chicken In Basil Cream with peppers on a plate
    Stacia Blankenship

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
36g Fat
9g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 26mg 131%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 450mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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