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Lemon Basil Chicken


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  • 1 1/2 lb. chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. white wine or chicken broth
  • 3 T. lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. minced fresh thyme
  • Hot cooked angel hair pasta


Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Sprinkle chicken tenderloins with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over med. heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan.

Add wine and lemon juice, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook 2-3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in cream, basil and thyme. Return chicken to pan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Serve with pasta.


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