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Chicken in a Basil Cream Sauce

 
One serving costs about $3.09 One serving costs about $3.09

$3.09 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 sauce
spoonacular Score:69%

Spoonacular Score: 69%

 

Chicken in a Basil Cream Sauce takes around around 45 minutes from beginning to end. For $3.09 per serving, this recipe covers 38% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This sauce has 1321 calories, 56g of protein, and 71g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 4. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. Head to the store and pick up parmesan cheese, chicken breasts, basil, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 68%. Similar recipes are Chicken In Basil Cream Sauce, Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce, and Chicken With Tomato Basil Cream Sauce.

Ingredients

Servings:
16 oz
16 oz spaghetti
spaghetti
4
4  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
0.5 c
0.5 c flour
flour
1
1  egg
egg
1 c
1 c panko
panko
0.5 c
0.5 c parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
2 Tbs
2 Tbs fresh basil
fresh basil
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
4 Tbs
4 Tbs olive oil
olive oil
2 c
2 c heavy cream
heavy cream
0.5 c
0.5 c fresh basil
fresh basil
1 c
1 c tomato
tomato
16 oz spaghetti
16 oz
spaghetti
4  skinless boneless chicken breasts
4
skinless boneless chicken breasts
0.5 c flour
0.5 c
flour
1  egg
1
egg
1 c panko
1 c
panko
0.5 c parmesan cheese
0.5 c
parmesan cheese
2 Tbs fresh basil
2 Tbs
fresh basil
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
4 Tbs olive oil
4 Tbs
olive oil
2 c heavy cream
2 c
heavy cream
0.5 c fresh basil
0.5 c
fresh basil
1 c tomato
1 c
tomato

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Cook spaghetti according to directions on package. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat. Remove chicken from package and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Prepare breading station: In one flat bowl, add 1/2 c. flour, salt and pepper. In another flat bowl, add egg and 1 Tbs. water and mix well. In the third flat bowl, add the panko, 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, 2 Tbs. chopped basil and salt and pepper. Coat each piece of chicken by first dredging in flour mixture, next in egg mixture and finally in panko mixture. Fry breaded chicken in oil 4-5 minutes per side. While chicken is cooking, add heavy cream to saucepan and heat over medium-medium high heat until a small simmer begins. Immediately add 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese and stir to incorporate cheese. Remove from heat and add basil. Assemble the dish by placing a serving of pasta on the plate, top with one piece of chicken, pour 1/4 of sauce mixture over the top and sprinkle with 1/4 c. chopped tomato. Garnish with additional chopped basil if desired.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.83
Ingredient
16 ounces spaghetti
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
½ cups flour
1 egg
1 cup panko
½ cups parmesan cheese
2 Tbs fresh basil
4 Tbs olive oil
2 cups heavy cream
½ cups fresh basil
1 cup tomato
Price
$0.97
$4.01
$0.08
$0.24
$0.58
$1.05
$0.21
$0.67
$2.58
$0.47
$0.44
$11.30

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a brand of gluten-free panko.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • 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!

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • get more health tips

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).

Cooking Tips

  • 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.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

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

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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.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1272k Calories
51g Protein
67g Total Fat
112g Carbs
31% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1272k
64%

Fat
67g
105%

  Saturated Fat
32g
206%

Carbohydrates
112g
38%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
284mg
95%

Sodium
559mg
24%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
51g
102%

Selenium
123µg
177%

Vitamin B3
15mg
80%

Manganese
1mg
70%

Phosphorus
686mg
69%

Vitamin B6
1mg
57%

Vitamin A
2478IU
50%

Vitamin K
34µg
33%

Vitamin B1
0.49mg
33%

Vitamin B2
0.55mg
32%

Magnesium
121mg
30%

Calcium
302mg
30%

Vitamin B5
2mg
28%

Vitamin E
4mg
27%

Potassium
934mg
27%

Copper
0.48mg
24%

Zinc
3mg
23%

Folate
88µg
22%

Iron
3mg
22%

Fiber
5g
21%

Vitamin B12
0.74µg
12%

Vitamin C
7mg
10%

Vitamin D
1µg
8%

covered percent of daily need

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