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Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce

 
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $1.77

$1.77 per serving

16 people like this recipe

16 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,primal,gluten free,primal lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:66%

Spoonacular Score: 66%

 

Need a gluten free and primal main course? Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce could be a tremendous recipe to try. This recipe makes 4 servings with 211 calories, 16g of protein, and 10g of fat each. For $2.08 per serving, this recipe covers 21% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have pepper flakes, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, basil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. This recipe from For the Love of Cooking has 16 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 76%. This score is solid. Try Tomato-Basil Chicken Breasts, Grilled Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts, and Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1.5 Tbsps
1.5 Tbsps butter
butter
some
some dried basil
dried basil
0.75 Tbsps
0.75 Tbsps fresh basil
fresh basil
0.33 cloves
0.33 cloves garlic
garlic
some
some garlic powder
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1 pinch
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
crushed red pepper flakes
some
some sea-salt
sea-salt
2
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
10 small
10 small diced vine ripened tomatoes
diced vine ripened tomatoes
0.5 small
0.5 small sweet diced yellow onion
sweet diced yellow onion
1.5 Tbsps butter
1.5 Tbsps
butter
some dried basil
some
dried basil
0.75 Tbsps fresh basil
0.75 Tbsps
fresh basil
0.33 cloves garlic
0.33 cloves
garlic
some garlic powder
some
garlic powder
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 pinch
crushed red pepper flakes
some sea-salt
some
sea-salt
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
2
skinless boneless chicken breasts
10 small diced vine ripened tomatoes
10 small
diced vine ripened tomatoes
0.5 small sweet diced yellow onion
0.5 small
sweet diced yellow onion

Equipment

plastic wrap
plastic wrap
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
frying pan
frying pan
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on For the Love of Cooking

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.77
Ingredient
1.5 tablespoons butter
some dried basil
3 tablespoons fresh basil
3 cloves garlic
some garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
10 smalls diced vine ripened tomatoes
½ smalls sweet diced yellow onion
Price
$0.18
$0.34
$0.31
$0.20
$0.36
$0.17
$2.00
$3.42
$0.08
$7.07

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

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Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
194 Calories
15g Protein
9g Total Fat
13g Carbs
15% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
194
10%

Fat
9g
15%

  Saturated Fat
3g
23%

Carbohydrates
13g
4%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
47mg
16%

Sodium
312mg
14%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
15g
30%

Vitamin K
46µg
44%

Vitamin A
2165IU
43%

Vitamin C
33mg
41%

Vitamin B3
7mg
37%

Vitamin B6
0.71mg
36%

Selenium
19µg
28%

Potassium
839mg
24%

Manganese
0.47mg
23%

Phosphorus
196mg
20%

Fiber
3g
14%

Vitamin E
2mg
14%

Magnesium
51mg
13%

Iron
2mg
11%

Folate
44µg
11%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Copper
0.2mg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.12mg
7%

Zinc
0.94mg
6%

Calcium
61mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.12µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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