Let Your Tastebuds Fall in Love Again with this Creamy, Sundried Tomato and Basil Chicken!

Most people who really like cooking also enjoy going to the market and picking out those perfect ingredients for their next kitchen masterpiece. Not me, no way! I have become the queen of creating new dishes while avoiding that trip to the grocery store. I would much rather reach deep into the back of my cupboards or refrigerator to see if there is anything out there just waiting to be found and thrown into the pot!

This particular chicken dish was a creation in just that circumstance. Yes, it is chicken in a light cream sauce flavored with sundried tomatoes and fresh organic basil. Placed over bowtie pasta and then garnished makes it look so appetizing!

Ingredients:

  1. 2 boneless chicken breasts
  2. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  4. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  6. 1 tablespoon butter
  7. 1 teaspoon avocado oil ( or olive oil)
  8. 1 minced garlic clove
  9. 1/2 cup half and half
  10. 1/4 cup sour cream
  11. 1/4 cup softened cream cheese
  12. 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  13. 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes
  14. 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
  15. 2 cups dry bowtie pasta


Preparing the Chicken:

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  • place the chicken breasts into a ziploc bag with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders, allow chicken to come to room temperature
  • tenderize the chicken by using a mallot and pound chicken down
  • turn over and pound the other side
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  • start water boiling for pasta
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  • place butter, oil, and minced garlic into a skillet on medium heat until butter is melted

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  • add chicken and cook chicken for 5 minutes on each side
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  • while chicken is cooking, blend together half and half, sour cream, cream cheese and vegetable or chicken stock
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  • add sundried tomato to the cream mixture
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  • add cream mixture to the skillet with the chicken
    simmer the chicken in the sauce for 20 minutes
  • while chicken is simmering, add pasta to water and cook according to box directions
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  • simmer the chicken in the sauce for 15 minutes
  • add chopped basil and cook for an additional 5 minutes

*if sauce gets too thick, add a small amount of stock to the sauce to thin it

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  • drain pasta when ready
  • when chicken is cooked, remove the chicken from the sauce and slice the chicken lengthwise into strips and place over plated pasta
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  • pour sauce over pasta and garnish with sundried tomato and fresh basil leaf.

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