Chicken Challenge Day 1: Basil Cream Chicken Noodles

  We have turned into BEEF eaters.  Once we found Grass Fed Beef, there was no turning back I guess. 

  3 years ago? I made chicken almost every night!  Now? I am MAKING myself find some new chicken recipes to put on here for you. 

Starting with this one:

Basil Cream Chicken Noodles

Basil Cream Chicken Noodles

  I adore Basil, so I knew right away this was what I wanted to start my Chicken Challenge with.  And Cream sauce? HELLO. You know how I feel about anything creamy.

  This recipe came together really easily, we all adored it, even Dale who is anti creamy food!  {how in the world did I marry someone anti-creamy foods?}
He loved the CRUNCH the Panko Bread Crumbs gave the final dish.

   I served this all over Grandma’s homemade noodles, oh man, it was INCREDIBLE! If you can find homemade noodles, do it! Otherwise, try a whole wheat angel hair or something similar.

  I got this recipe from my Mother In Law’s Taste of Home Chicken Cookbook, and changed it around to my liking.

Basil Cream Chicken Noodles

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basil cream chicken noodles collage


  • ½ cups Milk
  • ½ cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 6 whole Chicken Breasts (about 4 Oz Each)
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 18 ounces, fluid Can Of Progresso Creamy Parmesan Basil Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce
  • ½ cups Grape Tomatoes Sliced
  • ½ cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Basil (or 1/4 Cup Fresh Minced)
  • 16 ounces, weight Angel Hair Pasta (buy Homemade If You Can, YUM)

Preparation Instructions

Place milk and bread crumbs mixed with salt and pepper, in separate shallow bowls.
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Dip chicken in milk, coat with crumbs on both sides.
Cook chicken in butter for about 5 minutes on each side, or until a meat thermometer reads 170*. Remove chicken and keep warm in a low oven.
Add broth to skillet, bring to a bowl and stir to loosen browned bits from chicken. This will add wonderful flavor to your cream sauce!
Stir in the cream, Progresso cooking sauce and tomatoes. Bring to a gentle boil and stir for 1 minute. (we don’t want the sauce to scorch!) Reduce heat then add cheese and basil. Simmer for 10 minutes while you cook and drain your angel hair pasta.
To serve, heap plate with angel hair pasta, cover in sauce. Place a chicken breast on top of pasta and drizzle with more sauce.
Serve with a salad and garlic toast for a great and fast meal!

Chicken Challenge Day 1 is off to a GREAT start! Don’t you think?