We had another cold and rainy day here in Oregon. After being away in Idaho all weekend long, and eating every meal from restaurants, I was ready for a comforting home-cooked meal. I paired this chicken with a side dish of orzo with garlicky mushrooms, parmesan, and basil, and roasted green beans. The tomato basil sauce in this recipe is simple yet full of flavor and the chicken was tender, juicy, and tasty. This chicken turned out so delicious and flavorful. It’s easy enough to be a weeknight meal and it’s nice enough to be served to dinner guests. This basil garlic chicken breast with tomato basil sauce will be on my dinner table again… soon.
I was lucky enough to recently receive an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan, from All-Clad which is exclusively sold at Williams Sonoma, and I am absolutely in LOVE with it. This pan is not only beautiful it’s a dream to cook with. The nonstick induction chef’s pan sears and browns ingredients beautifully, which creates a rich flavor and perfect caramelization. The chicken in this recipe turned out perfectly browned without using a ton of oil because of this pan. I also like that it is deep enough to make a nice sauce without worrying about it spilling over. When using the lid, the pan is perfect for braising and simmering. I have a feeling this will be my go-to pan from now on. I am very happy to say that the generous folks at All-Clad are offering one of my readers a pan of their very own! See below for details to enter the giveaway.
How to Make Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce
Cut the chicken breasts in half then place in between two sheets of plastic wrap. Use a mallet to pound the chicken pieces until 1/2 inch thick.
Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with dried basil, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Place into the hot pan, and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Flip the chicken over and continue to cook, until the chicken is cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a plate then cover with a tin foil tent.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the pan. Add the finely diced onion and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, to taste. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the diced tomato and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes. Add the butter and stir until thoroughly melted and combined. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the fresh basil and the chicken (along with their juices) back to the pan. Coat the chicken with the sauce and simmer until the chicken is warmed through.
Serve each piece of chicken with sauce spooned on top. Serve immediately and enjoy.
GIVEAWAY ** CLOSED – WINNER ANNOUNCED**:
The generous folks at All-Clad are offering one of my readers their very own All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan valued at $99.95! Below are a few of this pan’s great qualities.
All-Clad NS1 high-performance cookware combines the impressive heating abilities of anodized aluminum, a rugged three-layer PFOA-free nonstick interior, and induction-compatible steel bases—plus its dishwasher safe. This chef’s pan’s flared silhouette, high sides, and broad cooking surface make it the perfect candidate for one-meals and everyday sautéing, frying, simmering, and steaming. Use the lid to retain moisture during cooking and keep foods warm until serving.
- 12″ diam., 4 1/2″ high.
- Durable hard-anodized aluminum provides rapid heat conduction with precise temperature control.
- Bonded three-layer nonstick system delivers unparalleled release, scratch-resistance, and durability.
- PFOA-free nonstick coating is ideal for healthy, low-fat cooking with easy cleanup.
- Sturdy stainless-steel base prevents cookware from warping, protects stovetops from scratches, and ensures compatibility with induction ranges.
- A tight-fitting stainless-steel lid helps circulate heat and moisture.
- Flared rim facilitates precise, drip-free pouring.
- Dishwasher safe.
To enter this giveaway simply leave a comment and tell me what’s the first thing you will cook with your new chef’s pan.
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- Comments will close at 11:59 pm pacific time on Monday, November 16, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
- Giveaway open to United States residents only.
Be sure to include an e-mail address with your comment. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday night. I will email the winner and if the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. The product will be shipped directly to the winner by All-Clad.
Disclosure: All-Clad sent me this All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan pictured above and they have provided another pan for this giveaway, at no cost to me.
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