Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe


Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe - Quick and easy one-skillet dish with pan seared chicken breasts cooked in a flavorful and creamy tomato sauce with capers. It's a perfect midweek meal that takes only 30 minutes to make! 


Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe – Quick and easy one-skillet dish with pan seared chicken breasts cooked in a flavorful and creamy tomato sauce with capers. It’s a perfect midweek meal that takes only 30 minutes to make!

Tender chicken breasts in a yummy tomato sauce that includes wine and light cream and capers! EEEP!

This amazing skillet chicken recipe only requires a handful of pantry ingredients + wine. It tastes like your favorite restaurant meal, only THIS was prepared by YOU in your own kitchen!

Making this Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe actually makes me feel like a real chef. A chef who doesn’t follow the rules and just goes with whatever I-have-a-taste-for-feeling that comes to mind.

Our tomato sauce chicken is so deliciously tangy and savory and sweet, has a deep and creamy texture, thanks to the half and half + wine, and it’s super good.

It reminds me of my One Dish Chicken Bake, except for the fact that this recipe is prepared on the stovetop, plus it includes a whole bunch of more amazing ingredients that I *think* you’ll appreciate.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN IN TOMATO SAUCE

  • The chicken breasts are rubbed with seasonings and pan seared for about 3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.
  • We then add some butter, onions, and garlic to the skillet, and follow up with wine, tomatoes, tomato paste, capers, and half & half.
  • Chicken breasts will be added back into the skillet and cooked for an additional 8 minutes so that all the flavors blend well together and we end up with a juicy and tender chicken dinner.

For a light meal, serve this with a side of a big Avocado and Feta Kale Salad – it’s SO GOOD! Or, you can also serve it over pasta, veggies, and/or rice.

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Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Quick and easy one-skillet dish with pan seared chicken breasts cooked in a flavorful and creamy tomato sauce with capers. It’s a perfect midweek meal that takes only 30 minutes to make!

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 yellow onion (finely diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 can (14 ounces) no-salt added diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/3 cup half & half (you can also use light cream, heavy cream, or evaporated milk)
  • 1/4 cup drained capers
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Season chicken with dried basil, salt, and pepper.

  3. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.
  4. Remove chicken breasts from skillet; set aside.
  5. Add butter to the skillet and melt.
  6. Add diced onions and cook for 2 minutes.

  7. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  8. Stir in the wine to dissolve the brown pieces found at the bottom of the skillet; continue to cook for 4 minutes, or until reduced.

  9. Mix in the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, half & half, and capers.
  10. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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