- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth, divided
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 8 ounces dry fettuccini pasta
In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter; add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the tomatoes and 3/4 cup of the chicken broth; increase to medium heat and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender.
Add the cream and bring to a boil; stirring.
Simmer over medium heat until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil and saute chicken.
Press on chicken occasionally with a slotted spatula.
Cook for about 4 minutes per side or until the meat feels springy and is no longer pink inside. Transfer to a board; cover and keep warm.
Discard the fat from the skillet.
In the same skillet, over medium heat, bring 1/4 cup chicken broth to a boil; stirring the pan juices.
Reduce slightly and add to the cream sauce; stir in basil and adjust seasonings to taste.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Add fettuccine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, transfer to a bowl and toss with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the sauce.
Cut each chicken breast into 2 to 3 diagonal slices. Reheat the sauce gently if needed.
Transfer the pasta to serving plates; top with chicken and coat with the cream sauce; serve.
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