Swift Elegance: Creamy Skillet Chicken Adorned with Corn, Tomato, and Basil

In just 20 minutes, embark on a culinary journey that unites tender chicken, sweet corn kernels, juicy tomatoes, and aromatic basil in a velvety cream sauce. It's a symphony of flavors and textures, ensuring a delightful and quick dining experience.

Ingredients: Images of the individual ingredients, such as the chicken , fresh corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, and a container of heavy cream, can be included to give viewers an idea of what goes into the recipe.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with a generous portion of the creamy sauce

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 410 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 30g
  • Fats: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Sodium: 520mg
  • Fiber: 3g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken breasts: 4 pieces (approx. 150 grams each)
  • Fresh corn kernels: 200 grams
  • Cherry tomatoes (halved): 200 grams
  • Fresh basil (chopped): 30 grams
  • Heavy cream: 250ml
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 5 grams
  • Garlic (minced): 20 grams

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and sear until golden brown on both sides.
  2. Add minced garlic and sauté until aromatic.
  3. Stir in corn kernels and cherry tomatoes, cooking until slightly softened.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream, bringing the mixture to a gentle simmer. Cook until the sauce thickens and the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Garnish with chopped fresh basil before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For an added zing, a splash of white wine can be added after the garlic is sautéed.
  • Grated Parmesan cheese can further enhance the creamy texture and flavor of the dish.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use frozen corn kernels? Yes, ensure they are thawed and drained before adding to the skillet.
  • How can I ensure my chicken is fully cooked? Use a meat thermometer; the internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).