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.

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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Chicken Breast with Tomatoes and Garlic

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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Instructions

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

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