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Chicken With Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

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Here is a quick dinner for those busy nights.  My family loved it.  The sauce can either be served rustic, just poured over the chicken, or creamed in a processor or blender.  I chose to blend it last night, it made it a bit thicker.   This would also work great for a light pasta or a pesto.  

Chicken With Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil or Canola Oil
4 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup drained sun dried tomatoes
Dash of red pepper flakes (these are hot.. start with 1/8th tsp and adjust to your personal taste)
1/4 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Pat chicken dry and season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in skillet over moderately high heat until hot. Brown chicken on both sides, turning once. Chicken will not be cooked through. Transfer to clean dry plate.

Turn heat down to medium and add garlic, tomatoes and red pepper flakes to skillet, saute’ stirring until garlic is pale golden, about a minute. Add wine and stir the pan to remove any browned chicken bits from the bottom, and reduced by half. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Return the chicken with any juices and simmer covered till cooked through, 4-5 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to a platter to keep warm and cover with foil. Stir Cream about half the basil into sauce in skillet and bring just to a simmer. Pour the sauce into a blender or processor and blend till smooth. Make sure you use a dishtowel over the top of the processor or blender to prevent the hot liquid from burning your hands. If the sauce seems too thick, thin with a bit of water to right the consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve sauce over chicken and sprinkle with remaining basil.

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About heylaydee

An average cook, an enthusiasm for experimenting and trying new things, is the reason for this blog. That and I found myself in the “empty nest” syndrome and needed an outlet. So I picked up the camera that was collecting dust, got out the pile of recipes, contacted friends and family for their favorites and starting cooking again. What could be better than a glass of wine, a hot stove, and creativity? Come along for the ride. I will be blogging about food, family, and anything else that inspires me.

2 responses »

  1. Shirley Benson

    Hi Laura
    I made this for dinner last night, 12th, and it was very good. A glass of wine, french bread, and a salad. What a meal. Thanks for all your work in researching and experimenting.

    Reply
    • I am on a sun dried tomato kick. I seem to use them in nearly everything! Gald you enjoyed it. Sounds like a great dinner.

      Reply

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