Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Creamy Basil Chicken over Angel Hair Pasta

Thursday is "Golf Night" at our house.  Well for Mr. Devilish Dish it is.  For me it is usually "Stay At Home And Keep Supper Warm Night."  I should just tell him to eat a hamburger at the golf course, but it's kind of fun to have the kitchen all to myself.  And it's a good time to try out recipes that are either the make-ahead or keeps-warm-well style.  On top of this recipe holding up well to sitting around and waiting for golf to be over, it uses fresh basil which is about the ONLY thing the heat has not killed in my garden.  Win Win for me.  Not only did Mr. DD like it, he commented, "You can make this again tomorrow night."  #Winning!
You know it's good if your husband says,
"You can make this again tomorrow night."
The Creamy Basil Chicken Line-Up
Dip chicken in milk,
then into seasoned bread crumbs.
Cook chicken in melted butter
on both sides until juices run clear

and chicken is done.  Remove
chicken from skillet and set aside.

Add chicken broth to skillet
Bring to a boil and stir
frequently to loosen the browned
bits from the pan.  This is called
"de-glazing."  Add cream to skillet.
Add drained pimiento peppers.
Stir in Parmesan cheese.
Add basil.  Adjust seasonings if necessary.
Stir until sauce is heated through.
Place chicken breast on cooked
angel hair pasta and top with cream sauce.

Creamy Basil Chicken over Angel Hair Pasta

1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
red pepper flakes optional
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 (4 ounce) jar pimiento peppers, drained
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
cooked angel hair pasta

Season bread crumbs with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.  Place in shallow bowl.  Place milk in separate shallow bowl.  In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter.  Dip chicken into milk, then coat with bread crumbs.  Cook in butter on both sides, until juices run clear and chicken in done.  Remove and keep warm.  Add broth to skillet, bring to a boil and stir to loosen browned bits from pan.  Stir in cream and pimientos.  Boil mixture for 1 minute and reduce heat.  Stir in Parmesan cheese and basil.  Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper in necessary.  Stir until heated through.  Place chicken breasts over cooked angel hair pasta and top with cream sauce.

Prep Time:  Approximately 10 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 20 minutes


  1. Oh my...this looks wonderful!! Love the music too...makes me think of home! :)

  2. Thank you! It is really tasty. I'm glad someone appreciates my music =)


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