Basil Pasta
Fettucine, Mushrooms and Chicken With Basil Cream

This basil pasta recipe combines fettucine, mushrooms and chicken with basil cream sauce to create a simple but elegant meal. In fact, this meal is so impressive you can serve it for a romantic Valentine dinner. It will impress your special someone without a lot of fuss.

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  • 3/4 pound fettucine
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 3 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup, plus 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 6 ounces fresh, sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 freshly grated Romano cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 small jar of pimientos


Cook the fettucine according to package directions. Meanwhile, puree the basil, 3 whole garlic cloves, pine nuts and 1/3 cup olive oil in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.

Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Saute the chicken, 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.

To the same skillet add the wine, chopped garlic, mushrooms, basil mixture and cream. Bring to a boil. Continue boiling until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.

While the cream mixture is thickening, slice the chicken breasts into 1/2 inch strips. Return the chicken to the skillet. Add the Romano cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Drain the fettucine and place in a serving bowl. Top with the chicken and cream and serve.

Other Basil Recipe Dinner Ideas

BasilBasics has a whole range of basil dinner recipes you might want to give a try, from chicken dishes to pasta dishes and Thai recipes. There are even basil recipes you can fix quickly when you are pinched for time. These recipes are signified with a "*". Give them a try and we'd love to hear what you think. You can leave your thoughts at the bottom of the page.

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Creamy Pasta Casserole* The Roman Panini*
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