Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Sauce

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Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Sauce

Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Sauce

Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Sauce


6 boneless, skinless chicken tenders, thawed

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 cup onions, chopped finely

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 shallot, minced

1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped (in package, NOT oil packed)

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 16 ounce package whole wheat spaghetti, uncooked


Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.

Add chicken & grind fresh pepper on each side. Cover & cook until done, about 5 minutes on each side. (When done, chicken will have NO pink on the inside.) Remove from heat and set aside, keeping covered.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, & shallots, cooking 1-2 minutes, just until soft. Add sun dried tomatoes; stir. With a whisk in hand, add flour & stir.

Slowly pour in chicken broth, whisking constantly to remove any lumps. Add cream, still whisking. Whisk. Continue whisking for 3-4 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Take off heat and let sit; it will continue to thicken, feel free to stir every so often as you cook the spaghetti:

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. It is done when it is soft, but still has a bite; al dente please.

Add fresh basil to sun dried tomato sauce and give it a good stir.

Place spaghetti noodles on serving plates, placing chicken directly on top of noodles. Spoon as much sauce as you would like over chicken & noodles; enjoy!

Tips: *To keep spaghetti noodles from sticking together after you drain them, add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil over & toss.

*You could also grill the chicken; that would be super yummy in this dish. Make slight changes and brush the olive oil over each chicken tender before grilling on foil. Grill on medium-low heat until done.

*Goes great with cooked asparagus & crusty bread.

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