Chicken with Grape Tomatoes and Fried Basil

Chicken with Grape Tomatoes and Fried Basil

amanda1432 31

"Deep-frying fresh basil in olive oil really brings out its flavor! The chicken is simmered in white wine with thyme, bay leaves, and sweet grape tomatoes. Garnish with fried basil and serve over rice to sop up every last bit of the flavorful juices."


50 m servings 651 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 651 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 51 g
  • 102%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 417 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook basil in oil until it begins to get crispy and has a strong basil smell; this will take several minutes. Scoop basil out of oil with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels.
  2. Remove half of the remaining oil from the pan. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste, and brown in oil; this should take about 4 minutes per side. Stir in chicken broth, wine, and balsamic vinegar. Season with bay leaves and thyme. Cover, and simmer over low heat until chicken is done and sauce is reduced; this should take about 25 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine water and rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Place halved tomatoes in the pan with the chicken, cover, and simmer until the tomatoes are warm. Spoon chicken pieces, tomatoes, and sauce over rice, and garnish with fried basil.
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  1. 54 Ratings


Amazing! Totally elegant in presentation and flavor they'll never guess how quick and simple it was to make. It makes the house smell wonderful too. I LOVE it with the basil. To avoid a "hay...

DELICIOUS!! Restaurant quality dish! and I couldn't believe how incredibly easy!! The whole family LOVED this!! I used chicken thighs instead of breasts (we prefer dark meat)and followed the rec...

Great dish, the whole family enjoyed it. I thought it was a little sour for my taste, though, so if I did it again, I think I'd put a little less wine and vinegar, and perhaps some onions for s...

Apart from the extremely weird basil garnish - which does indeed have a distinctly grassy taste - this was a really tasty, really easy meal. I wasn't sure whether or not to keep the skin on the ...

We love the flavour of fresh basil, but did not care for the flavour of the fried almost had a 'hay' taste to it?? Will make this again, but will not fry the basil, but will add at the...

OH MY!!! I'm a 25 year old guy who doesn't cook much and I managed to pull this one off!! It is absolutely to die for and easy to make!! Phenominal taste!

This was very good. I had a lot of fresh grape tomatoes from my garden that I used and it was excellent. I used boneless skinless chicken breast instead of chicken halves and it was super tend...

This was great! Chicken is best when it is simmered in liquid sauce becuase it will not dry out.

This recipe was excellent. The fried Basil and balsamic vinegar gave the chicken a wonderful, unique flavor. I replaced some of the rice water with the extra chicken broth from the can and als...