Tomato Basil Chicken

For my dad’s birthday a few days ago, my mom and I made this dish together! Not only was it easy to make, but the flavor was amazing! Using fresh tomatoes and basil, this is quite healthy too!! We served the chicken over pasta, but if you are not a pasta fan, you could definitely serve this by itself!! With summer weather still upon us, this is the perfect dinner for any night! Enjoy!!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless/skinless
  • Salt/Pepper/Garlic Powder/Dried Basil
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tsp garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp cold butter
  • 1/2 cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded

 

Directions:

  1. Season the chicken with salt/pepper/garlic powder/dried basil.
  2. Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add in chicken once the oil is hot. Cook on one side for about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Flip chicken to other side and cook an additional 4-5 minutes, or until juices start to run clear.
  5. Add in the tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add in the chopped basil. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Cut butter into small pieces and add to the skillet.
  8. Add in the minced garlic.
  9. Turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  10. Once done simmering, you can serve over cooked pasta, rice, or by itself.
  11. Sprinkle desired amount of Parmesan cheese on top of chicken prior to serving.

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25 comments

  1. Carolyn says:

    This was delicious..I used garden fresh plum tomatoes. It was perfect. will definitely save this recipe.

  2. Cathy Smart says:

    I’m wondering if there is any way that I can pin this to one of my boards on Pinterest. I have saved a lot of recipes on Facebook, only to have them disappear!!

  3. Kristin says:

    Yes! If you hover over the picture in each recipe, you will see a “pin it” button appear. Click it and it will lead to your Pinterest account so you can pin it, 🙂

  4. Vanessa says:

    Made this tonight, used two large tomatoes homegrown and two Roma, added two small can of mushrooms and water instead of oil(makes the chicken very tender) and served it over Jasmine rice! This is a keeper! Thank you!!

  5. Ernestine says:

    I was wondering. Would I be able to substitute a little more dried basil for the fresh basil? I don’t have access to fresh is why I ask.

  6. Wanda says:

    Why do I need the butter at the end? I will probably leave it out unless it’s supposed to add some significant flavor.

  7. Kristin says:

    The butter enhances the flavor and helps blend everything. I have omitted it before and although the recipe is still delicious, it definitely wasn’t as flavorful. Hope that helps 🙂

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