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Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce AND an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan Giveaway

We had another cold and rainy day here in Oregon. After being away in Idaho all weekend long, and eating every meal from restaurants, I was ready for a comforting home-cooked meal. I paired this chicken with a side dish of orzo with garlicky mushrooms, parmesan, and basil, and roasted green beans. The tomato basil sauce in this recipe is simple yet full of flavor and the chicken was tender, juicy, and tasty. This chicken turned out so delicious and flavorful. It’s easy enough to be a weeknight meal and it’s nice enough to be served to dinner guests. This basil garlic chicken breast with tomato basil sauce will be on my dinner table again… soon.

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce AND an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan Giveaway

I was lucky enough to recently receive an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Panfrom All-Clad which is exclusively sold at Williams Sonoma, and I am absolutely in LOVE with it. This pan is not only beautiful it’s a dream to cook with. The nonstick induction chef’s pan sears and browns ingredients beautifully, which creates a rich flavor and perfect caramelization. The chicken in this recipe turned out perfectly browned without using a ton of oil because of this pan. I also like that it is deep enough to make a nice sauce without worrying about it spilling over. When using the lid, the pan is perfect for braising and simmering. I have a feeling this will be my go-to pan from now on. I am very happy to say that the generous folks at All-Clad are offering one of my readers a pan of their very own! See below for details to enter the giveaway.

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce AND an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan Giveaway

How to Make Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce

Cut the chicken breasts in half then place in between two sheets of plastic wrap. Use a mallet to pound the chicken pieces until 1/2 inch thick.

Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with dried basil, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce AND an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan Giveaway

Place into the hot pan, and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Flip the chicken over and continue to cook, until the chicken is cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a plate then cover with a tin foil tent.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the pan. Add the finely diced onion and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, to taste. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the diced tomato and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes. Add the butter and stir until thoroughly melted and combined. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the fresh basil and the chicken (along with their juices) back to the pan. Coat the chicken with the sauce and simmer until the chicken is warmed through.

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce AND an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan Giveaway

Serve each piece of chicken with sauce spooned on top. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce AND an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan Giveaway

 

 

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce

 

Yield:

Total Time: 30 minutes 

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Dried basil, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1/2 small sweet yellow onion, finely diced
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
10 small vine ripened tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Directions:

Cut the chicken breasts in half then place in between two sheets of plastic wrap. Use a mallet to pound the chicken pieces until 1/2 inch thick.

Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with dried basil, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place into the hot pan, and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Flip the chicken over and continue to cook, until the chicken is cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a plate then cover with a tin foil tent.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the pan. Add the finely diced onion and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, to taste. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the diced tomato and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes. Add the butter and stir until thoroughly melted and combined. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the fresh basil and the chicken (along with their juices) back to the pan. Coat the chicken with the sauce and simmer until the chicken is warmed through.

Serve each piece of chicken with sauce spooned on top. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

GIVEAWAY  ** CLOSED – WINNER ANNOUNCED**: 

The generous folks at All-Clad are offering one of my readers their very own All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan valued at $99.95! Below are a few of this pan’s great qualities.

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce AND an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan Giveaway

All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan with Lid:

All-Clad NS1 high-performance cookware combines the impressive heating abilities of anodized aluminum, a rugged three-layer PFOA-free nonstick interior, and induction-compatible steel bases—plus its dishwasher safe.  This chef’s pan’s flared silhouette, high sides, and broad cooking surface make it the perfect candidate for one-meals and everyday sautéing, frying, simmering, and steaming. Use the lid to retain moisture during cooking and keep foods warm until serving.

  • 12″ diam., 4 1/2″ high.
  • Durable hard-anodized aluminum provides rapid heat conduction with precise temperature control.
  • Bonded three-layer nonstick system delivers unparalleled release, scratch-resistance, and durability.
  • PFOA-free nonstick coating is ideal for healthy, low-fat cooking with easy cleanup.
  • Sturdy stainless-steel base prevents cookware from warping, protects stovetops from scratches, and ensures compatibility with induction ranges.
  • A tight-fitting stainless-steel lid helps circulate heat and moisture.
  • Flared rim facilitates precise, drip-free pouring.
  • Dishwasher safe.

To enter this giveaway simply leave a comment and tell me what’s the first thing you will cook with your new chef’s pan.

  • Leave a comment on this post.
  • Comments will close at 11:59 pm pacific time on Monday, November 16, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
  • Giveaway open to United States residents only.

Be sure to include an e-mail address with your comment. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday night. I will email the winner and if the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. The product will be shipped directly to the winner by All-Clad.

Disclosure: All-Clad sent me this All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan pictured above and they have provided another pan for this giveaway, at no cost to me.

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce AND an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan Giveaway

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136 Comments

  1. Angela McCutcheon says:

    This pan is beautiful. I’d love to use it to make a pork chop recipe I learned from a cooking class I took in New Orleans. It was a seared pork chop that was finished in the oven and topped with a blueberry pepper sauce 🙂

  2. christina purvis says:

    I would love to make a sweet potato hash in this pan. Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. Cindy Grady says:

    I’d like to make a cheese crust pizza in the pan. I saw a cheese crust pizza on Closet Cooking (a blog I visited years ago thanks to you, Pam).

    Your chicken looks divine. And lovely plating, as usual!

    -Cindy

  4. My favorite pan is an All Clad pan but it isn’t non stick. I would love this! The first thing I would make is hashbrowns.

  5. Traci Rayl says:

    First year without kids for Thanksgiving (they’re off to college in Cali and we’re in Illinois) so I’m thinking crab cakes and crab legs! Authentic to the pilgrims (without the oysters!)

  6. The chicken looks so perfect cooking in that pan! I am obsessed with all my All-Clad and the non-stick is the best. I had no idea Williams-Sonoma had an exclusive pan!

    I would have to try this chicken 🙂

  7. I think this looks perfect for stirfry!

  8. I would cook a veggie/chicken stir fry. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I would cook your basil garlic chicken – it looks great!

  10. Cami Poss says:

    I’d cook an omelet for brunch!

  11. ashleigh allan says:

    A chicken stir fry!

  12. This is a very tasty and fragrant meal, Pam! I like your new pan, I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy it! Have a great day 🙂

  13. Please enter me in the give away. The chicken looks relish!

  14. I think my first meal would have to be farm fresh eggs fried up with hash browns.

  15. Good looking dish Pam and we have a couple of breasts in need of a recipe. I’d have to give it a try with eggs – most likely an omelet.

  16. Helen Kosmicki says:

    Fresh Tomato and basil pasta sauce. So yum!

  17. Well, of course your basil garlic chicken with the tomato basil sauce! It looks delish!

  18. Cheryl Newton says:

    I make my younger son an egg sandwich almost every school morning, so probably the eggs for his breakfast.

  19. This pan looks AMAZING! Would be a dream to own it 🙂

  20. Beth Paradis says:

    This looks delish! I make a similar version using shrimp with the tomato & basil sauce that my family loves. I will definitely try it with chicken! Thanks & it would be a plus to cook it in a new pan 🙂

  21. What a fantastic pan! I would love to make a great stir-fry in this Chef’s pan. Mmm, I can smell it cooking right now! 🙂

  22. Charles-Linda Bradshaw says:

    I would love to make the BASIL GARLIC CHICKEN BREASTS WITH A TOMATO BASIL SAUCE recipe above. It sounds so good. My son loves stuff like this.

    1. Charles-Linda Bradshaw says:

      oops, Charles-Linda Bradshaw, chasnpon48 at yahoo

  23. Your recipe looks so good. I’ve got to try it. I would make Pacific Rim Stir-Fry in my new pan if I won it.

  24. That looks like a fabulous pan! I’d probably make a risotto, or a chicken or pork dish with a pan sauce. Yum!

  25. What a great pan and the perfect opportunity for me to make some delicious Chicken Piccata in it!

  26. I’d cook chicken piccata! (or however it’s spelled….) I might try a variation of your chicken tonight, with the chicken legs I have on hand, because it’s cold and rainy here again….while my roof is open to the sky. Your pan is beautiful, Pam, and I”d love to have it.

  27. Chicken Piccata. Thanks!

  28. I would love this pan. The first thing I’d cook is your chicken mushroom orzo recipe – it’s one of our favorites and in regular rotation at our house!

  29. jackpot! what a great meal–my obsession with basil will reach new heights! i’d probably make some sort of pork chops first thing, as we have a freezer full and they need to get gone! 🙂

  30. This pan looks awesome! I would probably make some Spam fried rice (don’t hate, it’s delicious! 😉

  31. Nice pan. I’d probably make some of my daddys porkchops in it

  32. Sheri Bauer says:

    First thing I would make…chicken for the chicken asian sandwich- yummy! Have you ever done or considered teaching a cooking class? I’d be the first to sign up here in Boise, Idaho! 🙂

  33. I want to make this chicken basil dish!!!

  34. valerie sobus says:

    your chicken looks beautiful! i love cooking with fresh basil. but if i won the first thing i’d probably make in this is chicken pad thai! i love the higher walls of this pan! any time i try to cook pad thai (or really anything) in my current pan, noodles just go flying out of it left and right. this would be awesome 😀

  35. I would make chicken stir fry first!!

  36. I recently purchased my first piece of All-Clad cookware and love it! Would love to add this non-stick to my new collection. First dish I’d make is a Shrimp scampi w/ fresh NC shrimp and herbs from my garden.

  37. I will most definitely make your Basil Garlic Chicken in Tomato Sauce. Looks and sound terrific! I can’t wait!
    Thank you.

  38. Cheryl Ross says:

    I’d love to win the All-Clad pan. We eat a lot of chicken stir fry which would probably be my first dish in the All-Clad pan.

  39. I would make my WORLD FAMOUS : ) blueberry buttermilk pancakes! I bet they would come out even more delicious! Can’t wait!

  40. Now that it’s getting cooler, it’s time to make my mom’s stuffed cabbage recipe passed down from her mom. How great it would be to make them in a pan where they won’t get burnt!

  41. Alessandra says:

    I would make chicken with potatoes, onions and bell peppers!

  42. Catherine l. says:

    I would make some kind of yummy pasta dish with garlic, onions, spinach, bacon, olive oil, green olives, salt, pepper, italian sausage, a little parmesan cheese, a little ricotta and a sprinkling of feta cheese.

  43. I would love this pan! I would definitely try your basil garlic chicken breasts first. They sound delicious with the sauce.

  44. Ashley McNaught says:

    I think I would try the Mediterranean Pork Medallions first with this great looking skillet, this is one of my family’s favorite meals! Also any of your skillet based chicken thigh dishes, I could close my eyes and pick one and be completely happy! :o)

  45. OMG! I love that pan. I have an induction cooktop which I love. I think it’s the greatest. That pan would compliment it perfectly. Please consider me in the “give away”. The first thing I would cook is the recipe I just received – Basil-garlic-chicken-breasts-with-a-tomato-basil-sauce which looks scrumptious. I look forward to the daily recipes from For the Love Of Cooking. Great stuff!
    Pat

  46. I would use this pan to put a perfect sear on a steak then finish it in the oven.

  47. This looks delicious. Perhaps it will be on the menu for next week. I was just at the brand new Williams-Sonoma Outlet store in Jeffersonville, Ohio yesterday!

  48. Joe Urban says:

    First meal this pan would be used to cook deer steak

  49. That pan looks lovely! I would love to win it.

  50. Kevin Queen says:

    I love my induction cook top but only have the original pans, a new pan would be an awesome thing, and I will be trying this recipe as soon as possible. 🙂

  51. I think I’d make a sausage-egg and cheese scramble!

  52. I would make Chicken Piccata! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  53. If i was lucky enough to win this pan… I would make a pecan crusted chicken breast. Just came back from New Orleans and loved this chicken. I told my friends I was going to make this when I got back to Montana. This pan will ensure a perfect chicken dish!! Thank you!

  54. I would make chicken Piccata or Marsala

  55. I would love to make egg in a hole for my youngest boys breakfast if I won!

  56. I would make some meatballs!

  57. Your recipe looks delicious and the pan is beautiful. I am on an egg kick right now, so I would probably make a frittata or an omelet first!

  58. Love your chicken recipe. Looks Yum. Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  59. The first thing I would cook with an All Clad pan is this recipe! Yum!

    Actually, I have been looking for new pans to purchase, but it is so overwhelming. Maybe winning would help me decided. ;0)

    Thanks for sharing a way to jazz up chicken a bit in this house.

    Cathy

  60. Lora Johns says:

    Chicken Picatta is my go-to quick weeknight “fancy” meal. I love to use that when I ask impromptu guests for weeknight dinner in particular. The chefs pan is so versatile, however. It would become an essential part of anyone’s kitchen tools.

  61. Steak in butter. I can just see it coming to that perfect color as I render the fat.

  62. I would make pancit or corned beef hash first.

  63. Looking at those beautiful tomatoes makes me want to make some spaghetti and meatballs, so the first thing I would make is homemade meatballs and tomato sauce!!!

  64. mmm, Western Omelet…

  65. The first meal I would make is probably tacos! My comfort food!

  66. What a gorgeous pan! I can see my green chili chicken pasta cooking in it right now!

  67. This sounds like a perfect pan for some pan-fried fish.

  68. Right now all i can think about is breakfast – so maybe a fritata with whatever left over veggies i have.

  69. Sweet potato and bacon hash. I love that it comes with a lid!

  70. I would fry an egg, cause that’s how you know how great a pan is.

  71. Scrambled eggs for my toddler!

  72. I’ve been wanting to cook Chicken Piccata. This looks like a great pan for that.

  73. Yum, pork chops with a red wine sauce

  74. I love, love, love my conduction cooktop. Dad lives with me and we’re big fans of sauces, so pasta sauce would definitely be my first in this all-clad cookware.

  75. I will be making chicken piccata

  76. I love all clad . I have 1 pan and enjoy cooking with it. Food just seems to taste better . I will make shrimp scampi, since I live on the gulf , shrimp is delicious and fresh

  77. I would make Pork Chop Marsala.

  78. Would Iove to cook for my family in this pan!

  79. I would like to say it would be something fancy, but more likely than not it would be pancakes or French toast at my house! I have 2 carb-loving little people that go through bread like it’s their job!

  80. the first thing I will make…a new recipe I want to try called skillet lasagna..thanks, have a good weekend..hope the girls are having fun! 🙂

  81. Christine says:

    Bookmarked the recipe to make this weekend! Looks delicious. First thing I’d make is probably this dish!

  82. Linda Nelson says:

    I would make a stir fry with curry sauce.

  83. carol clark says:

    i think ill cook some chicken in it

  84. Gesella Lopez says:

    If I won this wonderful pan, there are so many things I’d love to cook but I would probably start off with a nice paella!

  85. Joe Padulo says:

    What a great pan. The first thing I would cook would be some nice piece of fish from the market down the street. I would season it with porcini powder and get a nice delicate crust on it. I would then carefully remove the fish from the pan and throw in some green onions and pickled onions along with some reduced chicken stock for a nice sauce to rest the fish on.

  86. We would cook a family favorite: Tempeh and Potato Ragout.

  87. Stir fry with lots of veggies – yum! I have been eyeing a pan exactly like this for years… thank you for the chance!!

  88. Brian Miller says:

    The first thing I would cook is sautéed sweet potatoes with bacon and onion !

  89. That looks like a perfect pan to do some delicious veggies – lightly seared – with a sprinkle of sea salt and a squeeze of lemon.

  90. I would put a few teaspoons of olive oil, followed by paprika, garlic powder, red pepper powder, and black pepper, two diced tomatoes, red bell peppers and diced chicken. Awesome fajitas!

  91. First thing I’d cook is a chicken stir fry. Its a staple around here, quick, easy, cheap, and yummy… what more do you need? (kand er sp [email protected] yah oo. com)

  92. I would use this All Clad Pan every single day. First meal i would make is a delicious chicken vegetable stir-fry dinner or try one of your delicious recipes.

  93. Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  94. I have been in a rut making boneless chicken and this recipe looks like something I would love. Can’t wait to try this. I have a couple of all-clad pans and they are worth the investment. Cheryl

  95. I would make this recipe (basil garlic chicken)!

  96. I have always dreamed of owning a All-Clad pan. The first thing I would do is saute onions, peppers and mushrooms and then cook my Denver omelet with lots of cheese, I love those suckers!!!

  97. Chicken Marsala. My husband really loves it and recently requested it for dinner.

  98. I would love to try making rosemary chicken breasts in sherry vinegar in this pan. It’s an old recipe I discovered years ago that’s perfect for a pan like that.

  99. I would cook curry chicken!

  100. It looks like a great stir fry pan!

  101. Looks delicious! Definitely trying this one! Thanks for the recipes!

  102. Anything and everything as my pots and pans are over 20 yrs old.

  103. Michelle Roose says:

    I’d love to saute some onions and mushrooms in that pan! Yummy!

  104. Plenty of good things, cause the big day is right around the corner. But maybe something simple like scrambled eggs with cheese. Mine always sticks to my old pan.
    Happy Thanksgiving

  105. Jagerschnitzel with mushrooms! Beautiful pan!!

  106. This pan would be perfect for my sautéed chicken breast with white wine sauce. I could also find many uses with Holidays coming soon.

  107. I will cook tofu Mongolian beef! We have started eating veggie as a family, and this is a recipe I’ve wanted to try lately.

  108. I have never had a good quality pan such as All-Clad for cooking and think what a difference it would make in cooking dinners. The first thing I would make is Chicken Romano with a white wine caper sauce.

  109. looks like an awesome pan. there’s this butternut squash and parmesan risotto recipe i would like to try. yum yum!

  110. Norma O. Riess says:

    This pan looks perfect for making my Fettucine Alfredo topped with grilled Cajun Chicken breasts cut into strips. It is actually made with penne pasta, not fettucine. it looks large enough to make a serving for 4 to 5 people.

  111. Norma O. Riess says:

    I’m sorry, I misspelled fettucine. It is spelled fettuccine. I actually should try making it with your porcini mushroom powder to add another depth of flavor.

  112. Susan Kubira says:

    LOL! Thank you so much for reposting the offer. I got so excited about the recipe that I forgot to enter!

  113. This recipe looks great!

  114. I would probably do chicken also, maybe chicken marsala or try a stir fry!

  115. I have the perfect recipe to use for this pan. It’s called always tender cube steak. The secret is that the cube steak along with onions, potatoes and carrots needs to be put in the oven to cook. The pans looks like it can be put in the oven with the glass lid and metal handle. Please pick me so I can make my family a one pot meal using this pan.

  116. Kathy Hoffman says:

    Skillet a Chicken Burritos! Yum.

  117. I’d make a veggie stir fry! Yum 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!

  118. Oh, how I would love this pan! My most used pan is my nonstick skillet about this size and I’ve been looking to replace it, as it’s seen better days.
    I think if I were lucky enough to win this pan, I would have to make this basil garlic chicken as my first recipe.
    Thanks for the great recipe, and for a chance to win this awesome pan!

  119. This pan would be a great one to have. I think I’d make pork chops as my first dish with it.

  120. Thanks for all your tasty creations… I enjoy getting inspired and trying new dishes through your dedicated passion for sharing. This looks like a great pan… you gotta love All-Clad!

  121. OMG, really nice nonstick pan, great size to use for so many foods. One recipe?? Hmm, Love to cook, saute” and one-pot meals for Hubby and I attempting to eat healthy and always trying new recipes then tweaking them. Love the site. Please enter me for a chance to win in your special drawing.

  122. I love this dish and I love this pan. I have a similar one from All-Clad but it’s regular stove top, not induction. I just started using an induction burner at our BBQ contests now that we have a trailer and electricity. Might have to pick one of these up to use on that burner, right now I’m just using the three pots that came stock with it.