When I was a caregiver, I would make this delicious chicken for the ladies I cared for. It always smelled delicious and they always ate every bite. Since the original recipe calls for cream and butter, I could never taste it. So, after having to smell the delicious meal without trying it for the third time, I finally decided I had to find a way to make it so that I could try it. It wasn’t hard altering this recipe. All I did was substitute coconut oil for the butter and coconut milk for the cream. I was worried that it would come out too “coconutty” but it was absolutely delicious. It smelled just as good, if not better, than the recipe I used to made for the ladies and it tasted as wonderful as I had imagined.
It’s also super easy to make which is always a huge plus in my book! The richness from the coconut milk is balanced by the acidic tomatoes, making this dish satisfying but not too heavy. Additionally, the basil adds a fresh pop of flavor which brings the entire dish together.
Cooking the chicken in this flavorful broth seals in the moisture, making the chicken nice and tender. When I made it for my family, I served it with roasted asparagus and a beet and grapefruit salad with a light vinaigrette. My family raved about it and commented on how “fancy” it was. It made me laugh because it is one of the easiest meals to make.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
- 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 1 small onion, diced
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup white wine or chicken broth
- ½ cup coconut (canned, full-fat)
- 3 tsp fresh basil, cut into thin strips
- Slice each chicken breast in half so that they are all thinner.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper.
- Melt 2 Tbsp of the coconut olive oil in 12" skillet.
- Cook chicken for 8 minutes on medium-high heat, until thoroughly cooked; turning once.
- Remove, set aside.
- Melt remaining 1 Tbsp oil and cook tomatoes, salt and onions until tender (about 3 minutes).
- Stir in wine or broth and coconut milk. Reduce heat to low.
- Return chicken to skillet and simmer uncovered for 4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and chicken is fully cooked.
- Garnish with basil.
As you can see, this recipe would be a hit at a dinner party or perfect for a special family meal. However, it is so easy to make, you could fix it on any busy weeknight and look like a super human for having time to prepare such a “fancy” meal!
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XO, The Glisten Girls