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Creamy Chicken Skillet with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Italian Herbs is perfect for date night or Valentine's Day - or even a weeknight dinner!
Creamy Chicken Skillet with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Italian Herbs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Creamy Chicken Skillet with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Italian Herbs is one of those dishes that's easy enough for a weeknight supper, but special enough for a date night dinner... or even Valentine's Day! Serve it over pasta, rice or with salad on the side. This amazing sauce is comfort food at its best!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken recipes, date night recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 480 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
For Serving
  • 3/4 pound long pasta (like fetuccine)
For Chicken
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
For Sauce
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 sun dried tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (I love Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
Instructions
Pasta
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente (around 10 minutes, usually, but check your package).  Before you drain it, scoop out a mug full of pasta water.  Drain pasta and set aside.

For Chicken
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. 

  2. Stir together flour, parsley, basil, oregano, tarragon and salt in a large plate.

  3. Slice chicken breasts in half through the centre, so they're half as thick.  Dredge both sides in the herb-flour mixture.

  4. Add chicken to pan and cook first side until golden brown (about 5 minutes).  Flip and cook other side until chicken is cooked through (use a meat thermometer to test).  Remove to a clean plate and repeat with the rest of the chicken.

  5. While chicken is cooking, use boiling water to rehydrate sun dried tomatoes (if using dried) or pat dry (if using sun dried tomatoes packed in oil).  Chop garlic and grate Parmesan cheese.
For Sauce
  1. Once chicken is all cooked and out of pan, melt 1 tsp each butter and olive oil in the same pan.  Add chopped sun dried tomatoes and garlic and saute for a few minutes. 

  2. Add chicken broth and use a wooden spoon to scrap the brown bits off the bottom of the pan you used for the chicken.

  3. Add fresh Parmesan cheese and heavy cream, as well as 1/4 of the reserved pasta water.

  4. Add remaining parsley, basil, oregano, tarragon, salt and pepper.  Stir well to combine.

  5. Nestle chicken back into sauce to heat through.  Spoon sauce and chicken over pasta and serve hot.

  6. Enjoy! :)

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Skillet with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Italian Herbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 593mg26%
Potassium 586mg17%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1045IU21%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.