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Lemon Basil Chicken

Easy and tasty chicken in a lemon basil cream sauce
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy gourmet chicken breast recipes, using lemon basil
Calories: 1271kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup rich chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine or vermouth
  • 2 tbs chopped lemon basil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Pound chicken breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap with a meat mallet to 1/4-inch/6 mm thickness. Mix salt and pepper and sprinkle over the chicken.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the breasts on both sides. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Deglaze pan with the wine, scraping up all the brown bits. Add the stock, garlic and lemon basil. Let the liquid reduce by about half.
  • Add the cream and heat through. Add the chicken back to the pan to heat through.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1271kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 102g | Fat: 85g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 37g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 456mg | Sodium: 3071mg | Potassium: 1950mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1892IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg