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Make It: Valentine's Chicken with Creamy Tomato-Basil Sauce

Posted Feb 14 2010 6:09pm

Happy Valentine’s Dayguys and gals! Hope you’re having a day full of loveno matter your situation. My valentine surprised me with a hand-picked bouquet of flowers and (because what would a Nutritionista v-day be without a food gift?) a few sushi rolls. He knows I heart sushi!

In returnI whipped up a delicious Valentine’s dinner. What says “love” better than a richflavorful dish full of fresh ingredients? Try this at homekids. You won’t regret it.

You’ll need (serves 2-3):

  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts (I use Amish chicken)
  • 1.5 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2-3 cups baby spinach
  • medium onionchopped
  • .75 cup fresh basilchopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons pine nuts
  • a few slices of bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste (I used the black truffle salt Kallah sent me!)
  • 3-4 tablespoons cream or half and half


  • Saute a few pieces of bacon in a large pan.
  • Remove the bacon and save it for another time (or eat it as a snacklike I did). You could also cut it up and use it in the sauce if you want.
  • Saute chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper on medium heat in the leftover bacon fat (add more oil/butter if necessary). Each side will take about 15 minutes.
  • While the chicken is cookingbegin sauteing the onion in butter or oil.
  • When the onion begins to become translucentadd the cherry tomatoes.
  • When the cherry tomatoes begin to pop and cook down (5-10 minutes)add basilspinachand cream or half and half. A little goes a long way!
  • Add salt and pepper to tasteand cook everything together on low heat for another 10-15 minutes while the chicken finishes cooking.
  • Add pine nuts and serve!

You could also serve the chicken and sauce over pastabut we wanted to keep it simple and relatively light. MmmI think I’m in love.

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