My F&W
quick save (...)

Tomato-Basil Chicken with Spices

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY

The complex flavor of fresh basil appeals to Jerry Traunfeld. He makes a chunky, fresh-tomato sauce that enhances basil's natural spiciness with cinnamon, star anise and ginger, creating a simple but exotic topping for moist chicken breasts.

  1. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 small onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
  3. 2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  4. 2 cinnamon sticks
  5. 3 star anise pods
  6. 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  7. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  8. 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (2 pounds)
  9. 1 1/2 cups basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  10. Couscous or orzo, for serving
  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onion and cook over high heat, stirring, until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cinnamon sticks, star anise and ginger and season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat, turning the chicken once, until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the chicken to plates. Stir the basil into the sauce. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve with couscous.

Suggested Pairing

Velvety, flavorful red, such as one from Nemea.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    advertisement

    Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.