Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Chicken in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

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!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 334 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 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


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Season chicken with dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.
  4. Remove chicken breasts from skillet; set aside.
  5. Add butter to the skillet and melt.
  6. Add diced onions and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  8. 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.
  9. Mix in the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, half & half, and capers.
  10. Place chicken back in the skillet.
  11. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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