Creamy Basil Chicken

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Creamy Basil Chicken

May 6, 2024 | Recipe, Entree



Place each chicken breast in a plastic bag and pound to ½” thickness for more even cooking. Season each side of the breasts with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.

Heat a large frying pan (preferably cast iron) to high heat. Add the More Than Olives Garlic Olive Oil and place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the pan.

Sear the chicken breasts for about 4 minutes on each side until they have a nice golden-brown color. Remove the chicken from the pan onto a platter.

Remove the frying pan from the heat and add the heavy cream. Using a wooden spatula or spoon, scrape the drippings from the bottom of the pan and stir into the cream.

Place the frying pan on medium heat and continue to stir the cream until it begins to simmer. Drizzle the More Than Olives Basil Olive Oil  into cream. Nestle the chicken back into cream sauce and cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Remove the pan from the heat. Stir the lemon juice, grated Pecorino Romano cheese, and dried red chili flakes into the sauce.

Garnish with chopped fresh basil and enjoy!

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