Braised Chicken in Sun-Dried Tomato Cream


My son, Christian, LOVES my adaptation of this easy recipe from a 1997 issue of Bon Appetit Magazine. I know you’ll love it too. Serves 6.


  • 6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 Tablespoons oil from oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/3 cup white wine or vermouth

  • 2/3 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced

  • kosher salt & pepper to taste

  • 1 lb dried fettuccine or pasta of choice


  1. Prepare a large pot of salted water for fettuccine.

  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt & pepper. Heat oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet and saute until golden, about 4 minutes per side. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, Add white wine, broth, cream and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Cover skillet, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until chicken is just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Transfer chicken to a platter. Add basil to sauce in skillet. Increase heat and boil until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

  3. While the sauce thickens, cook fettuccine to al dente and drain.

  4. Season sauce to taste with salt & pepper, then transfer chicken and any juices back to skillet until chicken is heated through.

  5. Serve chicken and sauce over fettuccine.

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