Thursday, July 26, 2012

Basil Cream Chicken and Crash Hot Potatoes

We had our most favorite family chicken dish tonight. Luckily, it turned out alright, even though I was caught up in an amazing book rather than deglazing my pan and checking on the chicken like I was supposed to be. This recipe still survived my lack of attention, and we all gave it a perfect 10, so I would recommend making this dinner to anyone. Here's the recipe:
Basil Cream Chicken:
1 lb chicken breast tenders
1-2 T butter
1-2 cloves garlic
1-2 green onions
1/4 c bread crumbs
Basil, seasoned salt, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper
1/2 c chicken broth
1 c heavy cream
10 leaves (more or less) basil, chopped
1/8 t pepper
1/2 c parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350.  Heat the butter in an oven-safe pan and add in onions and garlic.  Mix the seasonings to taste with the bread crumbs and coat the chicken.  Brown the chicken in the butter, then place covered pan in the preheated oven.  When you are ready to eat, remove pan from the oven and chicken from the pan.  Deglaze the pan with 1/2 c chicken broth.  Reduce it by half and add in the cream.  Boil for 1 minute, then reduce heat to low.  Add in the basil, pepper, and paremsan cheese, and stir together.  Serve with the chicken.
This is approximately 350 calories/serving for 5 servings, depending on amounts.  A great dinner, and so delicious.
We also had Crash Hot Potatoes tonight, which we all gave a 9, except for Aaron who gave it an 8.  These were good, crunchy, simple potatoes, and we'll definitely have them again.  I took 6 regular gold potatoes and cut them in half, then followed the recipe, except I sprayed the pan with non-stick cook spray, and just used 3 T olive oil over the potatoes.  The calories per potato half are 86/half, and there were 12 servings.  The green bean casserole will be another night, we had garden tomatoes and carrots for vegetable.

Tomorrow we're having Chicken Picatta Pasta Toss.

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