by Olena

Chicken Breast with Tomatoes and Garlic

by Olena

5 from 7 reviews

Chicken Breast with Tomatoes is 30 minute healthy dinner recipe with quickly seared chicken tenders, then sautéed with fresh tomatoes, garlic and oregano. | ifoodreal.com

Garlic Tomato Chicken

Quick and healthy chicken breast with tomatoes that are in their prime ripeness end of August – beginning of September. And the ones I can’t stop buying during my farmers market haul every week. So juicy, sweet and tender,  local tomatoes are nothing like supermarket’s “cardboard” tomatoes we are about to experience. So hurry up and eat them while you can.

This tomato chicken came out super juicy because thin tenders are quickly seared and combined with fresh tomato sauce. So-so quick and delicious!

What to Serve Chicken and Tomatoes With?

In best Ukrainian tradition, I served chicken and tomatoes with buckwheat (love buckwheat!), but you can use more familiar whole wheat spaghetti, quinoa or brown rice. And introduce yourself to buckwheat next with buckwheat soup or buckwheat stir fry.

Tomato chicken served with buckwheat on a plate

If you need help with eating tomatoes (half of mine disappear as slices sprinkled with salt), check out my tomato and red onion salad, lettuce tomato cucumber salad and tomato feta pasta salad.

This week I bought 10 lbs box and made rice stuffed tomatoes with enchilada sauce.

How to Make Chicken Breast with Tomatoes and Garlic

chicken breast with tomatoes ingredients

Cut chicken breasts into tenders, season with dried oregano, salt and pepper; gently toss around to coat right on the cutting board. Save the bowls.

garlic cloves and sliced tomatoes on a cutting board

My tip on peeling garlic cloves quickly is to smash it with flat side of a knife first, then peel and mince. Easy-peasy, no need for plastically jarred minced garlic. I seriously question its freshness, flavour and country of origin.

Cut fresh tomatoes into half moon shape slices. Look for any kind of ripe and juicy tomatoes – I used beefsteak. In winter, tomatoes on the vine would be the best choice.

chicken in a skillet

Sear seasoned chicken on one side until its edges turn white. Flip and cook until golden brown.

tomatoes in a skillet

Then you want to sauté garlic and oregano for a bit to help release their flavours. There should be some drippings and oil left in the skillet from cooking chicken – utilize them to add more flavour to our chicken breast with tomatoes.

And last but not least, spread tomatoes on top of garlic and spices. They will start releasing their juices while cooking making the most delicious fresh tomato sauce, leaving canned one in your pantry for cold winter nights.

That’s it. Enjoy!

Chicken and tomatoes garnished with basil in a skillet

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Chicken Breast with Tomatoes and Garlic

5 from 7 reviews

Chicken Breast with Tomatoes is 30 minute healthy dinner recipe with quickly seared chicken tenders, then sautéed with fresh tomatoes, garlic and oregano.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American Ukrainian
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Ingredients

Chicken Breasts:

  • 4 large (2-3 lbs) chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Avocado oil

Sauce:

  • 4 large (3 lbs) ripe tomatoes, cut into half moon shapes
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Basil or parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts into tenders – thin long strips. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss around the cutting board to coat evenly. Slice tomatoes and chop garlic.
  2. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet (I used 13”) on medium heat and swirl a bit of oil to coat. Add half of chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown on each side. Transfer to a dish and cook remaining chicken this way, transferring to same dish.
  3. Reduce heat to low, add garlic and 1/2 tsp oregano, cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently (add a bit of oil if there was none left from cooking chicken but there should be). Layer tomatoes on top, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper to taste, turn up the heat to medium, and cook tomatoes for about 5 minutes, gently tossing them around (if tomatoes aren’t juicy enough, add a splash of water).
  4. When tomatoes have released their juices and turned into fresh tomato sauce, turn off the heat and return chicken back to skillet. Gently tuck it in between tomatoes, sprinkle with fresh basil or parsley, and serve warm with whole wheat spaghetti, quinoa, brown rice or buckwheat.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

olena osipov in the studio

Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Delicious! We served over quinoa (made the quinoa in chicken stock and added a touch of salt and soy sauce) and the dish was wonderful. Will definitely be making this again in the future.

    Thank you!

  2. Made this recipe Sunday(4/14/19)… another hit in our house – definitely a 5 star!!. My husband came in from work & smelled the aroma coming from the kitchen & wanted to know what was cooking as he said he bet it’s as good as it smells – IT WAS!! He has ask me where I got the recipe(s) every time I’ve made one of your dishes. Thanks Olena… I’ll be making more of your recipes!

      1. Garlic is a staple in our house… love it! I added white wine vinegar after the tomatoes went in… and maybe a little more garlic. It was, as I mentioned, 5 Star Delicious!!!

  3. After eyeing this recipe for a week now… decided to make it today for lunch… surprise my husband when he gets home from work. I’ve not tasted it yet but… I can tell you at this moment it smells devine & I hope I can wait until my hubby gets home to eat it. I’ll let you know afterward… rate it. It’s more than likely going to be another 5 ? I suspect. The aroma in the kitchen is definitely making me hungry!!

  4. Looking for something different to cook and saw this – quick and easy to make – didn’t have large tomatoes so used a box of tiny tomatoes which seem to work well. Really tasty

  5. I have made this before but tonight I added a small onion, one jalapeno and mushrooms while I was cooking the garlic. After the tomatoes went in I added some white wine and balsamic vinegar.

    Fantastic!!!

  6. I made it for the first time and it was delicious. I will definitely make it often as my husband loved it too. I used rice as a side dish.

  7. Hi Olena, this looks really good. You used to include nutrition info and sometimes WW points…Do you not do that anymore? Thanks and always enjoy making your recipes.

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