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Basil-Feta Sauce Chicken | www.diethood.com | Flavorful and tangy sauce made with basil, garlic and feta cheese served over deliciously juicy chicken.

Basil-Feta Sauce Chicken

Katerina | Diethood
A flavorful and tangy sauce made with basil, garlic and feta cheese is served over deliciously juicy chicken.
Servings : 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • FOR THE CHICKEN
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions , sliced
  • 1 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sliced basil , packed
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Pound chicken breasts to an even thickness; do not pound thin.
  • In a nonstick skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until translucent.
  • Stir in garlic and continue to cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Transfer to serving plate and set aside.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Place skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • When oil is hot, add chicken breasts to skillet and cook 7 minutes; flip and continue to cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and browned on both sides.
  • Remove everything from skillet and transfer to serving plate; set aside.
  • MAKE THE SAUCE
  • Set up a double boiler by adding an inch of water to a small pot.
  • Bring water to a rapid boil and lower to medium-heat.
  • Combine all the sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl that is larger than the small pot.
  • Set the bowl over the pot, making certain that the bowl can't touch the water.
  • Mix and stir until sauce is smooth and creamy; about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • If it's too thick (it should be slightly pourable) add a tablespoon of milk.
  • Taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Remove from heat and pour sauce over prepared chicken breasts.
  • Serve.

Notes

Pound chicken pieces so that they are all about the same size. Do not pound them thin!
Serve with pasta, rice, orzo, or a simple vegetable side dish.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 413 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 30 g | Fat: 28 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 106 mg | Sodium: 557 mg | Potassium: 531 mg | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 255 IU | Vitamin C: 6.1 mg | Calcium: 214 mg | Iron: 0.8 mg | Net Carbs: 8 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Macedonian
Keyword: chicken breast meals, chicken dinner, chicken meals