Chicken Recipe with Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce

Serves: 4-6 - Cooking Method: Stovetop - Total Time: 30 minutes

A chicken recipe that is super quick easy for dinner that uses a creamy tomato basil sauce that will have you licking your plate. This was a Dinner Me Quickly sensation! If you love Penne ala Vodka at your favorite restaurant, you will not be disappointed. Chicken breasts are simmered in a light, creamy tomato basil sauce flavored with dry vermouth and capers. Be sure to have a loaf of bread to mop up all the sauce!

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Chicken Breasts, 4 oz each - 6
Diced Tomatoes – 3 cups

Dry Vermouth – 1/2 cup
Shallots, diced small – 1/4 cup
Capers (with liquid) – 2 Tbsp
Fresh Basil, chopped – 4 Tbsp

Heavy Cream – 3/4 cups


1. Prepare chicken breasts: Trim boneless chicken breasts of any loose skin or fat. We want all the breasts to be of equal thickness to ensure evenness of cooking. Using a paring knife, butterfly each breast open to a thickness of 1/4". Then using a meat mallet, pound each breast flat. Set prepared chicken aside and clean counter.

Place chicken breast one at a time into a zip-lock bag and close. Pound the breast through the bag to keep your counter neat and save on clean-up time.

2. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper, add to skillet and cook until golden brown (5 minutes per side) and remove to a plate. Cover with foil or a towel to keep warm.

3. Into the same pan, add tomatoes, dry vermouth, shallots and capers. Boil for 4 minutes. The alcohol in the dry vermouth will burn off but the flavor will remain.

4. Add heavy cream and basil and stir for 2 minutes.

5. Add chicken back to pan and cook until warmed through (about 3-4 minutes). Place chicken on platter and spoon sauce over chicken.

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