• Serves
  • 43

Dietician's Tip: Baste or serve this basil butter tomato sauce over roasted chicken, veal or pork.


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


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

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