Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Sun Dried Tomatoes: Quick, easy and delicious pan-seared chicken with sun dried tomatoes and a flavorful sauce.

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Happy Sunday, pal! Hope you’re having a wonderful summer-weekend!

For me, if it involves outdoor dining with my beautiful best friends and a couple of wine glasses, it means I had a fantastic weekend!

Also? My kids spent the night at my mom’s! AND! I got to sleep in!! And and! I ate ice cream for breakfast!
Don’t be jelly… it only happens like thrice a year. But I’ll take it!

Soooo. Look at that. My chicken-craze continues…

Are you totally sick and tired of seeing chicken-posts?? #sorrynotsorry. No, really, I’m not even a little bit sorry because this pan-seared chicken is about to become the best thing you’ve ever had!
Weeeeell, that’s until the next time that I post a recipe and then THAT ONE will be the best thing you’ve ever had.

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We gotta talk about this chicken. Omg. I didn’t really know where I was going with this or what was going to unfold, but all I knew at that first-bite-moment was that I need to write a cookbook and call it “50 Shades of Chicken”. icon wink Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Sun Dried Tomatoes

It all started on a one unassuming, sunny, summery afternoon… it was last week.

I went to clean the pantry and much to my surprise, I found not one but TWO bags filled with sun dried tomatoes. I was surprised because we don’t buy them that often, but when we do, I use them up as soon as possible. They’re so good! Not sure how I let these slide by…

I should also tell you that during my pantry clean-up, I found a barbie doll in there and a furry toy that totally scared the bejesus out of me because I thought it was a rat. EWWWW!!!

SO THEN, right after my “ew-that’s-gross-feeling” went away, it was clear. I knew what I had to do. Nothing was going to change my mind.
It was time to take out the silver pan and cook-up some chicken breasts.

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So some breasts were “seared”, then some sauce was made, and a bag of sun dried tomatoes brought the whole thing together. Theeeee End.


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Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Sun Dried Tomatoes
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Quick, easy and delicious pan-seared chicken with sun dried tomatoes and a flavorful sauce.
Serves: Serves 4
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 bag (3-ounces) Sun Dried Tomato-Halves
  1. In a large nonstick skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Add chicken breasts to hot oil and cook 4 minutes; flip and continue to cook for 4 minutes or until browned on both sides.
  4. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.
  5. Add onions, garlic and thyme leaves to skillet; cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Stir in flour; mix until combined.
  7. Add broth and sun dried tomatoes.
  8. Return chicken to skillet; bring mixture to a boil.
  9. Turn heat down to a simmer; cover the skillet and continue to cook for 15 to 18 minutes, or until chicken is done.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Serve.
Serve with pasta, mashed potatoes, rice, or a simple vegetable side dish.


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  1. FoxyGourmet October 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM - Reply

    Got my husband to make this for dinner, and wow what a winner! (Winner, winner, Chicken Dinner). Actually I wanted to make it; I’m not an accomplished cook, but I thought I could manage this. But he beat me to it. So I ate all the leftovers :) Thanks for the recipe, it’s going on high rotation in our kitchen! Julie

    • Katerina Petrovska October 14, 2014 at 8:27 PM - Reply

      OH, I am so glad you enjoyed it!! I LOVE that meal sooo much! :) Thanks for coming by and letting me know!! xo

  2. Ella September 29, 2014 at 11:56 AM - Reply

    Am wondering about your bag of sun dried tomatoes. I have 2 jars in my pantry and they’re packed in oil. Will this work?

    • Katerina Petrovska September 29, 2014 at 12:09 PM - Reply

      Hi Ella! Yes, that would work, but drain the oil and pat the tomatoes with paper towel. It won’t work if there’s too much liquid. Hope this helps!

  3. taricon September 14, 2014 at 6:01 AM - Reply

    I have no oven, so this recipe was exactly what I needed to get my chicken fix. Sadly, I didn’t have any dried tomatoes, so I had to use fresh ones. The end result, though, was excellent. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  4. Aimee September 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM - Reply

    I’m making this for Sunday Supper this weekend and I can’t wait. It looks amazing.

  5. Noor August 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Reply

    Tried it today. Was so simple and delicious!

    • Katerina Petrovska August 28, 2014 at 8:39 AM - Reply

      That is great!! SO happy to know that you enjoyed it! Thank you!

  6. Melanie @ Carmel Moments August 18, 2014 at 7:26 AM - Reply

    That looks amazing! I’d love this dish. Not sure I can say the same for my kids. I’m still waiting for the day that they will willingly eat tomatoes. I the meantime I get to eat this and the leftovers.

  7. Don August 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM - Reply

    Don’t mean to sound stupid but are these boneless skinless breasts or bone-in?
    Thank you,

    • Katerina Petrovska August 17, 2014 at 11:44 AM - Reply

      Hi Don!! Not stupid, at all! Good question, in fact. These are boneless chicken breasts.

      • Don August 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM - Reply

        Thank you Katerina!

        • Katerina Petrovska August 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM - Reply

          My pleasure! Hope you have a chance to try the dish. It’s AAAmazing! :-D

  8. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen July 19, 2014 at 10:14 PM - Reply

    This looks amazing – I can definitely see adding this to our rotation!

  9. Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking July 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    Now this is a meal for a king…ahem! Queen! LOL! Gorgeous pictures…want to lick my screen right now haha

  10. Julie @ This Gal Cooks July 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM - Reply

    This dish looks amazing, Kate! Glad you got the urge to clean your pantry so you could make this lovely dish. Pinned.

    Have a great week!

  11. Nancy@SpicieFoodie July 15, 2014 at 9:42 PM - Reply

    I love the flavours in your recipe! I can see it at the table at a dinner party. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Annie @ Annie's Noms July 15, 2014 at 11:18 AM - Reply

    This looks so yummy! We tried your Chicken Vegetable Rice skillet last night and loved it, now I need to make this too!

  13. Valerie July 14, 2014 at 10:38 AM - Reply

    I’ll never get sick of your chicken posts! This looks scrumptious!!

  14. Matt Robinson July 14, 2014 at 12:21 AM - Reply

    Love that you pan-seared the chicken, and with those tomatoes? Perfection. YUMMY!!

  15. Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 14, 2014 at 12:07 AM - Reply

    What a killer dish, I love the sun dried tomatoes!

  16. A_Boleyn July 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM - Reply

    This dish seems quite elegant. I’d replace some of the stock with white wine and serve this with a tasty rice dish to sop up the resulting juice. Great way to use up pantry ingredients … something I’ve been doing for the last year. And it’s not getting much emptier.

  17. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg July 13, 2014 at 4:19 PM - Reply

    Wow, you sure know how to clean out a pantry. This is amazing.

  18. Leslie July 13, 2014 at 1:02 PM - Reply

    Yum! This looks delish. I’ll have to put this on my meal list.

  19. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 13, 2014 at 11:25 AM - Reply

    You get THIS from just cleaning the pantry? Genius!! Love sun dried tomatoes and easy chicken recipes! Yummers!

  20. Julia @Vikalinka July 13, 2014 at 11:17 AM - Reply

    Can I just tell you that your writing makes me smile every time! You write better in English than most native speakers. Your cooking though is definitely not English! You have to come from Eastern Europe to cook like this! Lovely!! :-)

  21. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines July 13, 2014 at 7:31 AM - Reply

    Oh heavens, lady, clean your pantry out more often, ok? If this is the kind of result we’ll get from you doing that, I’m in. It looks ah-mazing.

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