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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


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



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


  • 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


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!


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.


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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30 comments on “Tomato Chicken”

  1. Oh my goodness!  Stephanie, you saved me again! I had no idea what to make for dinner last night and I didn’t want just boring chicken. I remembered I got the email about your Bruschetta Chicken and I couldn’t wait. Then I realized I was out of Balasmic Vinegar and was super disappointed until I found this Tomato Chicken recipe. I don’t really like tomatoes on anything. I think it’s their texture. So they’re always a no for me in salads and on sandwiches. My son is the same way but my husband loves them. So we pretty much always have cherry tomatoes. I can’t thank you enough for sharing this recipe!  They both loved it!  No leftovers for the first time in forever and it was crazy delicious! This is going into our dinner rotations!  You’re the best!  Thank you again. My picky eaters never all agree on a dish and finish it completely! A keeper for sure! What should we try next?  

    I hope you’re enjoying your week! 

    • Hi Amy!! I am soooo happy that the Tomato Chicken was a hit, this is definitely a hidden gem on my blog and I am SO obsessed with it! I love making it in the summer when our garden is bursting with cherry tomatoes! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this great review, I appreciate it so much and I’m just so happy that your family loved it! You will have to give that Bruschetta Chicken a try when you can, that’s another hidden gem! I have so many Chicken Recipes that I love, my Cheese Chicken is really good, with plenty of broccoli cheese sauce to serve over baked potatoes! You could also try that next! Thank you so much again!! -Stephanie

  2. Wow, this was delicious! I only had Campari tomatoes so I took the pulp out and chopped them into pieces and it worked great! I had just made a pot of chicken soup and used the broth for the stock in the recipe. An absolute keeper-Thank you!

  3. I don’t even like tomatoes and this is one of the best dishes I’ve made in a long time. There was a lot of sauce leftover so I plan to cook up more chicken and eat it again! And the kids ate this one as well so it was a huge win.

    • Wahooo! Such a compliment coming from someone who doesn’t even like tomatoes. Extra happy to hear the kiddos enjoyed it, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review!💖

  4. Turned out to be one of the best dishes I have made and was a huge hit with my family! I substitute plant based cream for half n half. Gluten free flour for wheat flour. Still was amazing!

    • Hi Mary!!! I am sooo happy that you loved this recipe, I feel like this is one of those hidden gems on my blog, it is SO good!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, I really appreciate it! -Stephanie

  5. The family really enjoyed this dish! It was simple for me to make and again all in one skillet.  I didn’t have cherry tomatoes on hand so I used a can of stewed tomatoes and it worked well.  My husband who doesn’t like tomato ate them up.  Thanks again Stephanie! 

    • You know it’s a hit when a tomato hater enjoys it, sounds like you really nailed it Michelle, nice work!🙌 Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review!💗

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