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Chicken with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

A delicious and easy skillet chicken recipe made in under 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gluten free, low carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 342kcal
Author Amee

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 24 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 ½ tsp salt divided
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter divided
  • 3 small Roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 3 oz shallots chopped
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp chicken stock base Don't leave this out, it adds great flavor! I used Better Than Bouillon brand
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4-5 large basil leaves sliced into thin strips
  • Good quality Parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions

  • Cut boneless chicken into bite-size pieces and season with 1 tsp salt and pepper.
  • Melt 2 tbsp of butter over medium to medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Sauté the chicken for 5-7 minutes until cooked through.
  • Transfer the cooked chicken to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in the skillet and add the shallots and chopped tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until the tomatoes are nice and tender.
  • Stir in the white wine and chicken stock base and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the heavy cream, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and cooked chicken breast.
  • Simmer on low for 4-5 minutes until sauce is thickened.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped basil.

Notes

Since fresh basil easily bruises and discolors, I have a great slicing tip for you.  After the leaves have been rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel, stack them on top of each other and roll them up like a cigar.  Using a sharp knife, slice the rolled-up basil crosswise into very thin strips.  

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 862mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1067IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg