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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!
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