Chicken Breasts in Tomato Sauce Recipe

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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.

Skillet Chicken, Tomato Sauce, capers, wine

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


  • 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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4.93 from 13 votes
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

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
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!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 334


  • 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


  • 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.


Nutrition Facts
Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 679mg28%
Potassium 816mg23%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 760IU15%
Vitamin C 20.3mg25%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

Keywords: chicken breast dinner, easy chicken breast recipe, one skillet chicken dinner, one-pan chicken breast recipe

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29 Responses
  1. Ivonne

    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. Erica

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

  3. Mary

    Yummy and quick dish. I did not have heavy cream and used evaporated milk in its place – worked well. Also used red wine instead of white. Versatile dish. Served with red lentil pasta.

  4. Zara

    Wow! This was a great find, we really enjoyed it – I made the following amends to reduce the fat and carbs.
    – used lite Greek yoghurt rather than cream
    – used chicken stock rather than the wine
    This will be a regular for us! Thank you

  5. Leah Horton

    This was absolutely delicious! We didn’t use capers and added mushrooms, YUM! Will definitely make this again 🙂

  6. Gertrude

    I made a close version to this recipe last night and it was so good! I made a couple of changes based on the ingredients I had on hand. Tomato sauce instead of tomatoes, left out extra basil and oregano and used cream cheese instead of cream. Thank you for this easy quick recipe.

  7. HollywoodHoss

    This is one of those rare finds on the internet. Its both the ingredients and the cooking method and makes it so wonderful. Quickly browning the chicken and removing it until the end ensures they are still juicy when everything is done. The tang of the capers balances the sweetness of the onion/garlic infused wine reduction. Man. A1. Its one of our favorites. The only thing I change is I add a tablespoon of hot sauce. Enough to liven the flavours but in no way cover anything. Oh. And I dice some fresh tomatoes instead of canned. Whoever is reading this…you’ve got to try it!

  8. Geneva Lohse

    I just wanted you to know that it shows 1 teaspoon of dried basil twice in your recipe. I am hoping you only meant to put it once as I am making this tonight. I will let you know how it turns out. I am super excited!

  9. Sandy

    This is a delicious recipe. A favourite for us. Didn’t have any capers this time round so used a chilli instead. Added that extra punch

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Oh thank you for that!! And I apologize … it’s what I get for typing up the recipes at midnight. :-/ Again, thank you! 🙂

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