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Tomato Chicken

This Tomato Chicken recipe has a creamy tomato sauce with Parmesan, garlic, juicy tomatoes, and perfectly seasoned chicken. It’s an easy skillet dinner that pairs well with roasted vegetables, potatoes, buttered noodles, and more!

Tomato Chicken in skillet filled with creamy tomato cream sauce and cherry tomatoes.

Tomato Chicken

This Tomato Chicken recipe is my absolute favorite thing to make when we have fresh garden tomatoes, or just extra tomatoes on hand that need to be used! It’s like creamy tomato soup in the form of a chicken dinner, and I can’t get enough. The creamy tomato sauce has a hint of Parmesan, garlic, a little white wine (or chicken broth if needed), and the best combination of flavor enhancers and seasonings.

My favorite secret ingredient in this recipe is just a touch of honey, which is a nice and subtle offset to the acidity of the tomatoes. I’m telling you, this recipe is perfection. 

How to Make It

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

To start, season the chicken and dredge it in flour, then sear it in a skillet. This creates a beautiful golden crust on the outside of the chicken and leaves a ton of flavor, (i.e. fond!) on the bottom of the pan, which is deglazed with white wine. (Chicken broth can be used if you don’t cook with wine.)

To make the creamy tomato sauce, add butter and garlic to the wine reduction.

Seared chicken on a plate next to a skillet with garlic, wine, and butter.

Stir in flour and tomato paste, then add chicken broth, chicken bouillon, honey, onion powder, oregano, and mustard powder. (The mustard powder is a subtle flavor enhancer that you can’t taste outright.)

Bring to a gentle boil and let it reduce for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in half and half, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese. 

Making a creamy tomato sauce in a skillet with broth, cream, and tomato paste.

Add the chicken back to the skillet along with diced tomatoes. Spoon the sauce on top, cover partially and let it heat through for 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley or basil and serve!

Adding chicken and tomatoes to a tomato cream sauce for Tomato Chicken.

Pro Tips

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. This does freeze/reheat well.

Creamy Tomato Chicken on a white plate next to asparagus with cherry tomatoes.

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A skillet filled with Tomato Chicken in a creamy tomato sauce with cherry tomatoes.

Tomato Chicken

5 from 4 ratings
This Tomato Chicken recipe has a creamy tomato sauce with Parmesan, garlic, juicy tomatoes, and perfectly seasoned chicken.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Sauce

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube or 1 tsp better than bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ cup dry white wine, see notes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, at room temp
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

Instructions

Prep Work

  • For the Sauce: Combine the chicken broth, chicken bouillon, honey, onion powder, oregano, and mustard powder and set side.
  • Measure out all remaining ingredients before beginning.

Make the Chicken

  • Slice the chicken in half lengthwise to create 2-3 thinner slices. Cover with saran wrap and use the textured side of a meat mallet to pound it to ½ inch thick. Pat completely dry. Season each side with salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings.
  • Dredge each side of the chicken in the flour.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken in batches for 4-5 minutes per side, until a golden crust has developed. Set aside.

Make the Sauce

  • Add the wine to the skillet over medium heat and use a silicone spatula to “clean” the bottom and sides of the skillet. Let it reduce by half, about 4 minutes.
  • Melt the butter in the skillet and add the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the flour and stir continuously for 1 minute. Add the tomato paste and stir for 1 more minute.
  • Add the chicken broth mixture in splashes, stirring continuously. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to low.
  • Wait for the sauce to cool a bit. Gradually stir in the half and half and cream cheese until well combined. Sprinkle in the Parmesan cheese and stir well to incorporate. (Doing this over low heat ensures that the dairy doesn’t separate and become grainy.)
  • Add the cherry tomatoes to the sauce along with the cooked chicken. Spoon the sauce on top and cover partially. Let the sauce simmer and chicken heat back through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley or fresh basil and serve!

Notes

Pro Tips:

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and is per serving. There are 4 servings in this recipe. It assumes all of the dredging flour is used/consumed.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 873mg, Potassium: 564mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 956IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 239mg, Iron: 2mg

 

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12 comments on “Tomato Chicken”

  1. I have cooked two recipes thus far ,and both were absolutely delicious!  I highly recommend everyone try her recipes. Perfection! 

  2. Absolutely delicious 

  3. Cooked for dinner and met with rave reviews from the family. Served with roasted brussel sprouts and enjoyed dipping my sprouts into the yummy sauce.

    • I am soooo happy to hear that Emily! I am so obsessed with this recipe/sauce, so when I see a review, I get so excited! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave one, I really appreciate it! -Stephanie

  4. The sauce is so yummy! I will be making this again.

  5. I made this recipe for my family yesterday because it looked delicious on your blog and a little different than most classic recipes I make. It did not disappoint! You have all of my favorite ingredients in one recipe including cream cheese, tomatoes, and wine!!! You are right about the honey offsetting the delicious flavor of tomatoes and creating flavor perfection! Thanks again for a winner! We will be seeing much more of this recipe on our family table!

    • I’m so happy you liked the Tomato Chicken Karla! I love that you added the honey, it’s amazing how the subtle flavors can impact the whole dish. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and leave a review!❤️

  6. Hi there you have 1/3 cup of flour in the chicken but you don’t say what to do with it on the chicken part of cooking just wondering

    • Hi Carlos! I’m so sorry, you’ll season the chicken with salt/pepper and then dredge it in the flour prior to searing, updating the instructions now, thank you so much for bringing that to my attention!!

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