Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Sun Dried Tomatoes

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

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Sun Dried Tomatoes | www.diethood.com | Quick, easy and delicious pan-seared chicken with sun dried tomatoes and a flavorful sauce. | #recipe #chicken



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.

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Sun Dried Tomatoes | www.diethood.com | Quick, easy and delicious pan-seared chicken with sun dried tomatoes and a flavorful sauce. | #recipe #chicken

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”. ;-)

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.

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Sun Dried Tomatoes | www.diethood.com | Quick, easy and delicious pan-seared chicken with sun dried tomatoes and a flavorful sauce. | #recipe #chicken

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

ENJOY!

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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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
Serve with pasta, mashed potatoes, rice, or a simple vegetable side dish.



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Comments

  1. FoxyGourmet says

    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

  2. taricon says

    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!

  3. says

    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.
    Scrumptious!

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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!! :-)

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