We eat a lot of chicken, which can get boring unless I try new recipes. I found this recipe for pork chops with lemon thyme cream sauce (also AMAZING by the way), and knew that I had to change it up a bit so I could make it and the kids would eat it. So here’s my spin on the recipe…it’s my Chicken With Lemon Basil Sauce.
Chicken With Lemon Basil Sauce
This chicken with lemon basil sauce is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that got two thumbs up from all of the kids, which means this recipe is a keeper! It’s loaded with flavor and turns hum-drum chicken into a masterpiece.
- 1 lb. chicken tenderloins
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp shredded lemon zest
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1 tsp (or more to taste) fresh basil, chopped (use 1/2 tsp if using dry basil)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
- Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken in the flour mixture, shaking off excess.
- Brown chicken well on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Reduce heat to medium and add the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, wine, basil and salt. Mix well.
- Place chicken back in pan, cover and reduce heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove chicken from pan, cover and keep warm in a 200 degree oven while making sauce.
- Increase the heat under the pan to medium. Blend in heavy cream. Let the mixture bubble and reduce until it's like a thin gravy, stirring occasionally. It should only take 5 minutes or so.
- Drizzle sauce over chicken and serve immediately.
We served the chicken with lemon basil sauce with my recipe for the Best Broccoli EVER which compliments it well because of all the lemon and garlic in it. We’ve also served it with mashed potatoes…the sauce makes an excellent gravy! I recommend that if you are making it for mashed potatoes, double all ingredients (except the chicken).