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Chicken Breasts in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Quick one-skillet dinner with pan seared chicken breasts! Cooked in a flavorful and creamy tomato sauce with capers, this easy chicken recipe takes only 30 minutes to make.

Tomato Sauce Chicken

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

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.

Chicken, 30 minute dinners, tomatoes

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.

Pan seared chicken, pan fried chicken

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN BREASTS 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.

tomato sauce, wine, capers

chicken breasts, tomato sauce, capers, wine, cream sauce

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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ENJOY!

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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! 

Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
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!
4.93 from 13 votes
Servings : 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Season chicken with dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.
  • Remove chicken breasts from skillet; set aside.
  • Add butter to the skillet and melt.
  • Add diced onions and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • 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.
  • Mix in the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, half & half, and capers.
  • Place chicken back in the skillet.
  • Bring to a boil; cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 6

Nutrition

Calories: 334 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 26 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 87 mg | Sodium: 679 mg | Potassium: 816 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 760 IU | Vitamin C: 20.3 mg | Calcium: 104 mg | Iron: 2.9 mg | Net Carbs: 10 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken breast dinner, easy chicken breast recipe, one skillet chicken dinner, one-pan chicken breast recipe
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33 comments on “Chicken Breasts in Tomato Sauce Recipe”

    1. Hi!
      It’s sold in the USA as Half & Half, which means half heavy cream, half whole milk. If you have cream & milk, just mix together 3 tablespoons cream + 3 tablespoons milk.

  1. Excellent recipe! Chicken turned out super juicy and flavorful. I used skim milk, because that’s all I had, and it still turned out great. I will be making this often.

  2. This was soooo good…. chef inspired, easy, delish….my kids loved it also! Served it over spiralized squash/zucchini. YUM!

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