Skillet Chicken with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Such an easy delicious chicken recipe! Chicken breasts are pan seared then covered in a rich, creamy, incredibly flavorful sun dried tomato sauce and then finished with fresh basil.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Breast Recipes, Sun Dried Tomato Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 556 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts*
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped shallot or yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/3 cups + 1 Tbsp low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomato halves packed in olive oil, drained and finely chopped**
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Pound chicken to an even thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. 
  2. Heat 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. 
  3. Add chicken (cover with a splatter screen if you have one) and cook about 4 - 5 minutes per side until center registers 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer. 
  4. Transfer to a sheet of foil and wrap to keep warm, set aside.
  5. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in skillet. Add shallot and saute until nearly soft, about 3 minutes, add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. 
  6. Pour in 1 1/3 cups chicken broth, while scraping bottom to release browned bits. 
  7. In a small bowl whisk together remaining 1 Tbsp broth with cornstarch then pour into skillet. Stir in sun dried tomatoes, season sauce with salt and pepper to taste. 
  8. Bring to a light boil and allow to simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add in cream and parmesan, stirring until parmesan has melted. 
  9. Remove from heat, add chicken to skillet, spoon sauce over chicken. Top with basil and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • *If you can't find smaller chicken breasts you can cut two larger ones in half through the thickness to create four smaller ones (and you shouldn't need to pound it even).
  • **Sun dried tomatoes can be minced by hand or in a food processor.