August 19, 2012

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

 
My son has been bugging me for weeks to let him have a Facebook page.  He's 14, and of course, all his friends are on Facebook.....he even went so far as to say my not letting him on there was putting a kink in his social life!  LOL!  I had decided years ago that 16 would be the magic number for Facebook, mostly because I just don't want him getting involved in Facebook drama.  So, I've been giving it a lot of thought and have decided to let him do it.  I'm hoping he will be responsible and will handle himself appropriately.  I think I feel a stress headache coming on......

Anyway, my new dish for the week was this sun dried tomato and basil chicken dish.  I came across it on Pinterest, and since I had a jar of sun dried tomatoes needing to be used up I decided to give it a try.  I am not a huge fan of sun dried tomatoes, so I was skeptical and didn't think I'd like all that much.   


Man, I couldn't have been more wrong on this one!  Total surprise for ALL of us - it was delicious and during dinner there were lots of "mmmm's" going on!  Really, really tasty dishYou gotta try this recipe.....I mean it, run to the kitchen and make this immediatelyI promise you won't be disappointed.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken (serves 6-7)

12 boneless & skinless chicken tenders
2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 tsp garlic, minced
1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup cream
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
salt & pepper

In a large cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken then add them to the pan.  Cook chicken until done, about 5 minutes on each side.  Remove from pan, cover and set aside.  

Add the butter to the pan along with the onion and garlic, and saute for about 2 minutes.  Add the sun dried tomatoes, and stir well.  Add the flour, and with a whisk stir everything together to for about 2 minutes.  Add the chicken stock & wine, whisking constantly until smooth.  Add cream and continue to whisk for a couple minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken.  Add the basil & stir to combine, then add the chicken back to the pan.  Spoon sauce over chicken, and let it set for a couple of minutes to warm through before serving.  

This can be served over pasta, but for us we just had a side salad with it.  Enjoy!

56 comments:

  1. This looks yammy! When do i use the wine ?

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    1. Oops! You add it at the same time you add the chicken stock (I updated the recipe). Hope you try it - it's so yummy!!

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  2. I came across this on Pinterest and it looks wonderful! I have to open a jar of sundried tomatoes for another recipe this week so this looks like the perfect way to use up the rest.

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  3. Absolutely mouth watering! You have one more feature on the RecipeNewZ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RecipeNewZ
    Can't wait to see what you'll be cooking next :-)

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  4. This looks absolutely delicious! I love all the flavors, I'm definitely going to have to try this one!

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  5. made this tonight, added mushrooms, and served over rice, it was awesome!

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  6. Due to allergy issues I can't have milk cream or cheese. Do you think this will still be yummy if I leave out the cream and maybe use a little more butter instead? Or do you have another substitution idea?

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    1. If you have a dairy allergy then you could probably substitute soy milk and add extra butter and flour to thicken. Good luck!

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  7. This is a great dish.

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  8. I made this this evening. It was good but I don't think I'll be adding basil the next time. I'll certainly be keeping this one in my arsenal! Great recipe for company.

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  9. I don't use wine in cooking so is there anything else like vinegar or I can skip the wine

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    1. I think I'd just skip the wine if you don't want to use it, and just add more chicken stock. Good luck!

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  10. I made this for dinner tonight for my family and everyone loved it! Even my 3 year old! delicious recipe! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for commenting - I love to hear what people thought of it after they made it! Glad everyone enjoyed it!

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  11. I wonder could u maybe cut the chicken into bit size pieces and use as a pasta sauce??

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    1. Sure, I think that would be a great idea. I try to limit my carbs, so I tend to do veggies or salad for side dishes. However, I do think the sauce would be wonderful on some pasta.

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    2. Does the sauce yield enough to use as a pasta sauce with the original recipe or should it be doubled?

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    3. Since I haven't tried it yet it's hard to say. However, this recipe does make lots of sauce so I think if it were me instead of doubling it I would add an extra 1/2 of the sauce recipe.....does that make since?

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  12. I made this today and it was amazing! As my boyfriend said, "The flavors come together so well!" I used soy milk instead of the cream and added red and green pepper to the onion and garlic mix. Thanks so much!

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting - I'm thrilled you all love it like we do!

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    2. Glad to know it worked with soy milk! I was wondering if it would thicken right...I might try almond milk.

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  13. Made this last night except I didn't have wine and I'm allergic to milk so I left those out. Oh My Goodness was it delicious! I'd have to say that it was probably the most amazing dish that I have made. This is going to be my go to recipe when I want to impress.... :) Thank you SO much for posting!!!

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    1. Oh yay, so glad you liked it! It really is a tasty & elegant dish - perfect for company. Thanks for commenting - I love to hear the feedback :)

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  14. Looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

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  15. I'm going to try this dish this coming weekend. Already have all the ingredients. It sounds soooo delish I can't wait to try it!!!

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    1. Hope you love it as much as we did!

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  16. Do you think this would freeze well??

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    1. I've never tried it, but I think as long as there is plenty of sauce in the container you freeze it in it should be OK.

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  17. excellent recipe- made it for my daughters--19 and 23 they loved it- Definite keeper in our arsenal-- great for entertaining. Had with salad but thinking about adding a small side of pasta-- would be great for dipping bread-

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  18. Yum. I loved it. I used 1% milk + extra flour. took no time at all. thanks!

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  19. I made this the other night for our dinner guests, and they all just loved it. I didn't use the wine, but it still came out delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Awesome, so glad everyone liked and it's good to know it's still delicious without the wine in it. Thanks for visiting and for your comment!

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  20. Sounds delish!! Did you use sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil?

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    1. Yes, I get it in a jar packed with oil. Hope you will give it a try & like it as much as we do!

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    2. I've looked several places for sun dried tomatoes but haven't had any luck. What am I doing wrong?

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  21. Just made the dish......Delicious! !!!

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  22. Reallyyummy! I've made it a number of ways now, with whatever vegetables I have on hand (and are going to go bad... ;)) I've made it with mushrooms, spinach, peppers... Yum!

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    1. Sounds so good! Thanks for commenting :)

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  23. I love Sundried Tomatoes...can't wait to try this! Thanks. :)

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  24. Do you use the oil-packed sundried tomatoes or the ones in a bag?

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  25. Oil packed in a jar. Hope you like it!

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  26. This was delicious...my husband's comment was "restaurant quality". I used 2% greek yogurt instead of cream and it came out great. Thanks!

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  27. My hubby is a wonderful man, but picky. And neanderthal. And picky. I made this today and it was absolutely fabulous. Looked wonderful, tasted even better and HE LIKED IT. Drop dead Fred. The only changes I made were: I drained my sun dried tomatoes and used 1 cup (he likes them) and due to pure unadulterated laziness, I used cream cheese in place of the real cream. (Hey, you do what you have to do to avoid a Friday afternoon trip to the grocer). He said "Ok, this recipe you 'CAN' keep. Can. CAN. Excuse me??????????? He's a riot. A definite keeper.

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  28. Haha - sounds familiar! I am so glad you BOTH liked it ☺ Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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  29. Lovely! We serve it over pasta and I love that it's a new kind of sauce! Just had it for my birthday. :) The oil packed tomatoes add a lot of oil for me, though. I may try it with dry ones or try draining and rinsing like an earlier commenter. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I'm so glad you like this dish! Just in case I wasn't clear about the sun dried tomatoes packed in oil - I don't use the oil from the jar. I just remove the tomatoes and chop them up. Thanks for commenting ☺

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  30. if you leave out the flour and use coconut cream it is Paleo! Delicios recipe.

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    1. Hi Julie. Did you scoop the cream out of the top of a can of whole fat coconut milk? Thanks!

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  31. My husband made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious. Thanks so much for the great recipe!

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    1. Your welcome - so glad you liked it!

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  32. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe! I made it over egg noodles, and am sharing it on my blog today with a link back to you. It was delicious!

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  33. Someone was wondering about where to find sun dried tomatoes at the store - my grocery store keeps them in the isle where you find spaghetti sauce and it's usually in a jar. Hope that helps!

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