Thursday, March 17, 2011

Basil Cream Chicken

Can I say delicious?  This is so so good!  I wasn't sure about the pimientos, since the only time I've had them is in green olives, and I hate those.  The cream sauce is amazing!  We used our homemade fries to soak up whatever was left of it on our plates.  Little B loves chicken, so this was a hit with him.  I found the recipe here



¼ cup milk
¼ cup dry bread crumbs (I used Italian for a little extra flavor)
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
3 Tablespoons butter
½ cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 jar (4 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup minced fresh basil
⅛ teaspoon pepper

Chicken:  Put milk and bread crumbs in two separate bowls.  Dip the chicken in the milk, then dip in crumbs, completely covering them.  In skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and cook chick for about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.  Remove from pan and keep warm.

Sauce:  Reduce heat to medium.  Add broth to the skillet and boil, loosening brown bits in pan.  Stir in cream and pimientos.  Boil and stir for 1 minute.  Reduce heat.  Add Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper.  Cook and stir until heated through.  Serve over chicken.

A very happy boy waiting for dinner to begin.  He insisted I take his picture, not just pictures if the food...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

French Dressing Chicken Fingers

This is so easy to make!  I visited my cousins last month and they made this.  They are delicious and don't require much work. I served them with rice and a vegetable and that was an easy dinner full of yumminess.  This would work with any dressing you'd like to use (ranch, BBQ, poppyseed)



2 large chicken breasts
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups Italian bread crumbs (can use plain)
French dressing


Cut chicken into strips.  In a bowl, whisk egg and milk.  Put bread crumbs in separate bowl.   Cover cookie sheet in tin foil and spray with cooking spray.  Dip chicken in egg then cover in crumbs and place on cookie sheet.  Drizzle dressing over each piece of chicken.  Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.