Chicken With Tomato Sauce Recipes

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Chicken with tomato sauce Recipes is an Italian classic from the northern region of Italy, and is usually baked in the oven. The name is pretty self-explanatory, and you don’t need to be Italian to think this truly tastes delicious. Our Chicken With Tomato Sauce Recipes are a fun way to add something new and different to your meals.

20-Minute Chicken Cutlets with Garlic Tomato Sauce

This quick-cooking, high-protein chicken dish is perfect for any weeknight. Here, we cook down cherry tomatoes with a little wine until they burst and become jammy—making a luscious sauce to pair with chicken. A pinch of sugar at the end balances the sauce’s acidity.

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20-Minute Chicken Cutlets with Garlic Tomato Sauce

Recipe Summary

Total:

20 mins

Active:

20 mins

Servings:

4

Nutrition Profile:

  • Egg Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low-Calorie
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 pound chicken cutlets
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (10 ounce) basket cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 3 large cloves garlic, grated
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Pinch of granulated sugar

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, flipping once, until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Step 2Add tomatoes, wine, garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to the pan. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring, until the liquid has thickened and the tomatoes have burst, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley, sage, butter and sugar. Serve over the chicken.

Mozzarella Chicken In Tomato Sauce

mozzarella chicken in tomato sauce in steel baking dish. A bowl of spinach, bowl of shredded mozzarella, as spatula and a striped napkin are surrounding the main dish.

Dinner In Under 30 Minutes!

Mozzarella chicken in tomato sauce is a simple dish that is perfect for busy weeknights. This recipe can be put together using four main ingredients – chicken breast, crushed tomatoes, fresh spinach and mozzarella cheese. Pair it with rice or pasta for an easy dinner.

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Mozzarella Chicken In Tomato Sauce Ingredients

CHICKEN – You can use as many chicken breasts as you need here. Depending on chicken breast size and quantity you’ll need to adjust the cooking time.

TOMATO SAUCE – Canned crushed tomatoes make this recipe fast and no fuss. You can also use a jar of tomato sauce, marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce.

SPINACH – Fresh baby spinach can be added in the beginning of baking chicken or in the last 5 minutes when you sprinkle on mozzarella cheese.

Can You Put Raw Chicken In Tomato Sauce?

Yes. For this mozzarella chicken recipe, the chicken breasts are added raw to the tomato sauce and then both are cooked together.

You can put raw chicken in tomato sauce as long as the chicken is fully cooking with the sauce. If the chicken was still raw (for example a marinade that was removed while the chicken was still raw) then I would discard the sauce.

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How To Cook Mozzarella Chicken In Tomato Sauce

This recipe might look fancy, but it is one of the easiest recipes to put together:

  1. In a frying pan, sear the chicken breast on each side for 1-2 minutes. This will help to seal in the flavor.
  2. In a bowl, mix together tomato sauce and spices. Grate mozzarella and set aside.
  3. Add chicken to a casserole dish. Pour the tomato sauce over top and bake the chicken for 25-35 minutes. The time you cook will vary on how many chicken breasts you’re using, the size of them, and whether or not they’re fully thawed.
  4. In the last 5 minutes of cooking remove the pan from the oven and check the temperature. Push spinach into the sauce. Sprinkle cheese on top of everything. Cook another 5 minutes or until the chicken is ready.

What To Serve With Mozzarella Chicken In Tomato Sauce

This dish is very versatile. Here are a few easy suggestions for side dishes:

  • Served with pasta
  • Served with rice
  • Served with a salad
  • Served with roasted vegetables

How Do You Know Your Chicken Breasts Are Cooked?

According to the USDA recommended cooking temperatures, the safest internal temperature for cooking all types of poultry products to is 165°F. This is the interior temperature that the meat will read at once removed from the heat source. You can use a food thermometer, which will be poked into the thickest part of the meat to read the temperature.

Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce

Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce is delicious and so easy to make. This recipe uses kitchen staples to make a wonderful family dinner!

Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce

Chicken with Tomato Sauce

Chicken with Tomato Sauce is a family favorite! The garlic tomato butter sauce tastes so good that you could put it on almost anything!

This chicken recipe uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. It is a simple chicken dish but really delivers on flavor. The chicken and tomato sauce can be served over pasta or you can soak up the extra sauce with some bread. Maybe just have both!

Okay, I actually did serve it with both the bread and the pasta. I am an overachiever when it comes to eating. I served it over farfalle pasta with a side of Parmesan Garlic Bread. It was so good that I could make an entire meal out of just the garlic bread and the sauce. You might be thinking, “garlic bread with garlic tomato sauce?” YES! Garlic is good for you. Plus, it keeps the vampires at bay. Seriously, you really should try it. Yum!

Chicken with Tomato Sauce

If you would like to keep this recipe low-carb and gluten-free, try serving it with zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash or other pasta alternatives. However you decide to serve it, I hope that you enjoy the Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce!

Skillet Chicken and Garlic Tomato Sauce Ingredients

  • fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • peeled crushed tomatoes – I used a 28 ounce can of organic crushed tomatoes
  • minced garlic – fresh garlic cloves or the kind in the jar.
  • dried basil
  • olive oil
  • unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • grated parmesan cheese

Optional

  • cooked pasta of your choice
  • bread
  • zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash
Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce

How to make Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce

Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce is so quick and easy to make. You can have it ready in about 20 minutes!

Skillet Chicken

First, generously season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet or pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until juices run clear, turning a nice golden brown. Once cooked, reduce the heat to low and carefully remove chicken from pan and set aside. Note: Cooking times can vary depending on the size and thickness of your chicken breasts. The internal temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Skillet Chicken

Garlic Tomato Sauce

Make sure that you have reduced the heat to low, then add the minced garlic to the same pan with the oil. Cook the garlic for 1 minute, then slowly add the crushed tomatoes to the pan, then add the dried basil and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Slowly increase the heat to bring the sauce to a simmer. Keep the sauce at a simmer so that it does not splatter. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the butter until melted, then whisk in 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese. Carefully return the cooked chicken breasts to the pan and allow them to simmer in the sauce for an additional 3 minutes.

Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce

Serve over cooked pasta and garnish with additional parmesan cheese. As an alternative, you could serve it with some bread for dipping in the sauce and a nice side salad.

Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce

Skillet Chicken in Garlic Tomato Sauce is delicious and so easy to make. This recipe uses kitchen staples to make a wonderful family dinner!

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time20 mins

Course: Main Dishes

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: Chicken

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4 good sized chicken breasts
  • 28 ounces peeled crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese plus more for garnish.

Instructions

  • Generously season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet or pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until juices run clear, turning a nice golden brown. Once cooked, reduce the heat to low and carefully remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Make sure that you have reduced the heat to low, then add the minced garlic to the same pan with the oil. Cook the garlic for 1 minute, then slowly add the crushed tomatoes to the pan, then add the dried basil and cayenne pepper. Slowly increase the heat to bring the sauce to a simmer. Keep the sauce at a simmer so that it does not splatter. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the butter until melted, then whisk in 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese. Carefully return the cooked chicken breasts to the pan and allow them to simmer in the sauce for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Serve over cooked pasta and garnish with additional parmesan cheese. As an alternative, you could serve it with some bread for dipping in the sauce and a nice side salad. If you would like to keep it low carb and gluten-free, try serving it over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.

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