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Creamy Basil Chicken Skillet
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Creamy Basil Chicken Skillet

This Creamy Basil Chicken Skillet is a delicious meal made in 30 minutes! Just sear chicken cutlets and simmer in a butter, cream, basil & parmesan sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: basil, basil chicken, butter, heavy cream, parmesan cheese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken cutlets (4 cutlets, or 2 chicken breasts sliced in half lengthwise)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over med-high heat. Season chicken cutlets with salt & pepper, then add to pan, searing on each side for 3-4 minutes until browned. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add broccoli florets to a large bowl filled with water and microwave for 7-8 minutes. Drain water from broccoli and set aside.
  • Add butter to the skillet, then add garlic and sundried tomatoes and saute for 30 seconds. Add cream, bringing to a boil, then stir in parmesan cheese and salt & pepper. Add basil leaves and cook for another 30 seconds until wilted, then add chicken back to skillet.
  • Serve basil chicken alongside broccoli, garnishing with extra chopped basil and parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!



Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 1199mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2079IU | Vitamin C: 141mg | Calcium: 411mg | Iron: 3mg