Baste or serve this basil butter tomato sauce over roasted chicken, veal or pork.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

       
  • 1 tablespoon butter
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  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose (plain) flour
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  • 1 cup unsalted chicken broth
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  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
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  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste

Directions:

In a small, heavy saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Whisk in the flour and cook until the mixture is light tan, about 2 minutes. To avoid burning, stir the mixture continuously. Add the chicken broth and turn up the heat to medium, stirring until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the basil and tomato paste. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes more. Serve warm.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: 1/3 cup
  • Total carbohydrate: 3 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 111 mg
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
  • Total fat: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 8 mg
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Calories: 43
  • Fats and oils: 1/2
  • Vegetables: 1
  • Fats: 1/2
  • Nonstarchy vegetables: 1
Last Updated: 2015-07-09
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