• Serves 4
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients


Plenty of different ways to cook this. Hope I have not made it confusing.
I found this recipe in a book that I was given about 5 or more years ago and I have made it ever since.
It was the first time making it in the Airfryer so I portioned the chicken and basil cream sauce into serving sizes. This is a great way to serve.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 chicken breasts or a tray of tenderloins
  • 3 tbsp flour.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Freshly Ground salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • 65ml lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp basil finely chopped
  • Fresh ground pepper and salt
  • Serve with rice.


  1. Combine flour, pepper and salt in a bowl and coat the chicken in the mixture shaking of excess.
  2. Heat oil and butter in pan and cook for a minute or 2 sealing the coating.
  3. I then placed the chicken into the small casserole dish I had, I also cooked it in serving sizes as per photo. Added cream, garlic, chicken stock, cream and lemon juice,basil and salt and pepper to the chicken and then placed it in the airfryer until cooked. (so in other words just chucked all the basil cream sauce ingredients in) If you don't have an Airfryer you can place it all in a casserole dish and cook it, or cook the chicken for 5 minutes either side then wipe out the frypan and heat the butter, add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, cream and lemon juice. Bring to the boil and reduce a little. Just before serving, add the basil pepper and salt and serve the sauce over the chicken.
  4. Serve with rice.

  • Yum air fryer chicken!!


  • That sounds amazing especially that basil sauce. Thank you for sharing


  • I’d love to try this recipe but, again, it contains citrus so I’ll pass this recipe on to my DIL because I know she will love it. Must start using my air-fryer more for recipes too. It does look tasty though


  • Yum anything creamy and Chicken is a winner in my eyes Definitely will be trying thanks for sharing


  • This would be a great recipe with prawns too :)


  • This looks delicious. Always looking for new recipe ideas.


  • Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe – and thanks for the tips on cooking it if you don’t have an air fryer. Sounds wonderful


  • Creamy basil sauce is always a winner!
    Love trying different versions of it so thank you so much for sharing.


  • I’ll definitely have to cook this. Yum!


  • This is so delicious looking, yum!


  • Basil chicken sounds delicious and l would add a lovely salad to go with it! Thanks.


  • My mouth is watering just reading this recipe. Delicious. I love basil. Can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing!


  • Thanks for sharing this yummy looking recipe.


  • That looks so tempting, we eat a lot of chicken, thanks for your recipe – one to make for sure.


  • lovely simple sauce to go with the chicken


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