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Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken with Asparagus - This delicious and cream-less Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken is prepared in a skillet with a flavorful garlicky basil sauce and asparagus spears.
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Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken with Asparagus

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WW Freestyle: 11
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken with Asparagus - This delicious and cream-less Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken is prepared in a skillet with a flavorful garlicky basil sauce and asparagus spears.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 to 5 Serves
Calories: 363
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 skinless , boneless chicken thighs
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Basil

FOR THE CREAM SAUCE

  • 1 can (12 ounces) low fat evaporated milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Stir-In Garlic Paste , or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Basil , or to taste
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1- pound fresh asparagus , cut into 2-inch pieces (break off and discard the woody ends of the asparagus)
  • Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Parsley , for garnish

Instructions 

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, and dried basil.
  • Place the chicken thighs in the skillet and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes, or until browned.
  • Flip the chicken and cook for about 8 more minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Combine evaporated milk, flour, garlic paste, dried basil, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl; whisk until well combined.
  • Add the prepared sauce to the hot skillet and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in prepared asparagus, place the chicken back in the pan, and lower heat to a simmer.
  • Cover and cook for 4 minutes, or until asparagus is tender and chicken is heated through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 11
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken with Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (2 thighs + Asparagus)
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 214mg71%
Sodium 203mg8%
Potassium 782mg22%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: chicken thighs recipe