Chicken with Bread Crumbs and Basil Cream Sauce

Chicken With Bread Crumbs and Basil Cream Sauce

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup bread crumbs, Italian herb flavored
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup milk, 1% fat
1/2 cup chicken broth, reduced sodium (or vegetable broth, reduced sodium)
1 tablespoon basil, fresh, chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon flour, all purpose


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut chicken breasts into about 3 inch wide pieces and pound chicken pieces to about a quarter inch thickness. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season chicken with pepper and garlic powder and cook in skillet for 2 minutes per side until lightly browned. Remove chicken from skillet and place in a rectangular baking dish. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl for about 25 seconds. Add bread crumbs, half of the basil, and paprika to the butter and mix. Top chicken with the bread crumb mixture, pressing to coat the tops of each piece of chicken. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through (170 degrees). Meanwhile, return skillet to the stove top and sprinkle flour over pan, whisking to prevent clumping. Stir to coat with leftover juices. Slowly add milk and broth, whisking to prevent lumps. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until sauce thickens. Add basil and stir. Drizzle sauce over chicken and serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 290 calories, 11 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat , 37 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 440 mg sodium; WW Points plus value 7

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