Monday, October 21, 2013

Grilled Chicken with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Sauce 

1-1/4 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts
olive oil
salt/pepper

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons diced shallots
2 Tablespoons flour
1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes 
1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced or 1 teaspoon basil paste (I used Gourmet Garden brand)
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup half and half

4 ounces angel hair pasta (other pasta would work too)

Prep your shallots and sun dried tomatoes.  I started off with julienned sun dried tomatoes and chopped from there. If you are slicing fresh basil, prep it too.  I used the basil paste since that is what I had on hand at the time.
 Measure your half and half and chicken broth.
Drizzle the olive oil in pan, add shallots and saute for just a moment or two so as not to burn the shalllots. 
 Add the flour, cooking for a moment.
Add chicken broth and half and half mixture a little bit at a time.  Whisk along the way so as not to have lumps. When it has thickened stir in your tomatoes and basil.  Place a lid on top so it doesn't skin over while you cook the pasta and chicken.
Trim chicken breasts. I cut them so they are flatter and then cut off the tip so it cooks more evenly and doesn't dry out on the end. I chop up the extras for a meal on another night.

Place chicken in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Stir to coat. Grill chicken until no longer pink inside.
Cook pasta.  Angel hair cooks in 4-6 minutes so make sure you start them a little bit after your chicken. 

If timing is not your thing you can cook your chicken ahead and chunk it up, setting aside until your sauce and pasta are done.  Then throw it all in one big pot, stir, and serve family style! This is most likely how I will do mine next time.

9 comments:

  1. Yum! I love basil sauce! Sounds delish!

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  2. This looks and sounds delicious! I like how you cut the chicken beforehand, too--I'll have to try that. :) Thanks for sharing--pinning!

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    1. It's so nice. I do that for anything I cook. I've been trying to get my mom to do it!

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  3. Hi Jenny, thanks for stopping by and sharing this yummy looking recipe on Talking Tuesday!

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  4. This recipe looks so good Jenny! Pinned so I can definitely try it later :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  5. This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever last week. I'm going to pin this and try it soon.

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