Creamy tomato chicken. Looking for healthy dishes that you can whip up at a moment’s notice? Look no further than this delicious dinner idea featuring succulent chicken in a luscious creamy tomato based sauce. Perfect way to make weeknight dinner prep a breeze!
The best weeknight dinner ideas are as simple as they are delicious, helping you with minimal prep and more time with your family.
Creamy tomato chicken. Simple pan fried chicken is great, but chicken in tomato sauce is even better. Chicken is simply marinated in a few spices, pan fried and then cooked in a delicious sauce loaded with tomatoes. The lusciousness of fresh cream make it rich and tasty.
Creamy Tomato Chicken Recipe
Marinate chicken. If you are using chicken breasts, slice them horizontally so you’ll get thin slices. Then, marinate chicken with a little garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and a touch of Italian seasoning. I also like to add a generous amount of olive oil. Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper.
Pan fry chicken. Get a large skillet, place it over medium high heat and pour in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side. Remember the cooking times may vary depending on the size of the chicken pieces. Before you remove chicken from the pan, make sure it’s cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165 F or 75 C.
Make creamy tomato sauce. You’ll need to make the sauce in the same pan you cooked chicken. That way, the sauce will get all the beautiful flavor from the fried chicken. Fry some onions and garlic until they are soft and translucent. Don’t wait until the onions turn brown.
Once the onions are soft, fry tomato paste that’ll give the vibrant color and flavor to this creamy tomato chicken. I also like to add some real tomatoes to this sauce in the form of vibrant cherry tomatoes. You’ll also need some cream (light or heavy) and more Italian seasoning. Give this a quick stir and simmer for about 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add pan fried chicken to the sauce. And then just heat through. Fresh herbs surely make any dish sing, so a generous sprinkle of chopped basil or parsley is a great addition.
To serve, quickly whip up a side of steamed rice, pasta or noodles. And done!
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- Chicken Parmigiana
- Chicken Marinara
- Chicken Shawarma
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