Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Breast with Cream Sauce

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Breast with Cream Sauce Recipe

Looking for chicken breast recipes? Try this Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. One of my favorite quick dinner recipes, the lean protein cooked in creamy sauce with basil, sundried tomatoes in olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, spinach, half and half, and chicken broth.

Chicken breast without skin is a great lean protein source and a low-fat food to help burn extra calories for effective weight loss. Each half of chicken breast has more than 22 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fat. This skillet chicken breast recipe cooked with sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, they provide a great amount of lycopene (about 25 milligrams per cup) that could lower risk of cancer, provide vitamin C, K, Iron and other essential nutrients.

This one pan skillet chicken topped with flavorful creamy sauce without flour and butter. To make a creamy sauce, I added 1 cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of half and half with fresh basil, Italian seasoning, reserved olive oil from sundried tomatoes product, salt, and pepper to taste. I also added about 6 cups of fresh spinach leaves for extra nutrients! You can go wrong with this sun dried tomato chicken recipe! You can serve with or without pasta.  If you decide to add pasta into this , you can simply add cooked pasta into the cream sauce, stir quickly and serve immediately. Warnings: if you cook the pasta in a salted boil water, you may no need to add extra salt in your cream sauce.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Breast with Cream Sauce Recipe

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Breast with Cream Sauce Recipe

 

Sun dried tomato recipes are something I really enjoy making and sharing.  To be honest, I used to just have them atop pizzas but soon noticed that the powerful taste from that small ingredient can completely change the taste of an entire dish.  I’m always looking for bright color combinations in my dishes, and it usually results in dually taste combinations that are equally as pleasing.  On that note, I probably use spinach in over half of my sun dried tomato recipes.

With some foods that are jarred in oil, I thoroughly wash them to reduce salt and other ingredients that I need to keep a close eye on. Sun dried tomatoes are an exception for me. I really like the tomato taste of the oil, and it’s much less unhealthy than other foods jarred in oil. Please do feel free to wash the oil off if that better suits your taste and diet, or to just buy them fresh from your grocery store or co-op.

 

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Sun Dried Tomato Chicken with Creamy Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts , halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes (squeeze out the oil)
  • 2 tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomatoes
  • 10 basil leaves , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • salt/black pepper to taste
  • 5-6 cups spinach leaves
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook chicken breast about 6 minutes on both sides (chicken will not be cooked through). Remove the chicken breasts from the heat and set aside.  In the same skillet over medium-low heat, stir in garlic and cook until fragrant. Add some sun dried tomatoes without oil. Stir for about 10 seconds.
  2. Add chicken broth, oil from sun-dried tomatoes, italian seasoning and chicken back to the skillet, simmer and covered for about 4 minutes.

  3. Stir in half and half, spinach and basil and simmer, uncovered for about 2 minutes.  Make sure chicken is cooked thoroughly.

  4. Season with black pepper or salt to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.

 

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply robin rue Jun 20, 2017 at 2:26 am

    This sounds super delicious. I am certain that my husband would LOVE this meal idea. I can’t wait to make it for him.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Jun 20, 2017 at 3:51 am

    That looks so tasty. I wonder if I could replace the half and half and olive oil with coconut milk, would it have a different outcome? I would like to make this though.

  • Reply Franc Ramon Jun 20, 2017 at 4:34 am

    It’s nice that its a good source of lean protein, which makes it a lot healthier. It also looks really tasty and easy to prepare.

  • Reply Alli Smith Jun 20, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I love finding new chicken recipes since I cook with chicken several times a week. I always purchase chicken without the skin to cut down on the calories. I’m crazy for sundried tomatoes and I know my family would love this recipe.

  • Reply Christy Maurer Jun 20, 2017 at 6:37 am

    I wish I could make this! My kids are not fans of tomatoes, but I love them. Sun dried tomatoes give sauces so much flavor!!

  • Reply Sarah Bailey Jun 20, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Now this sounds absolutely incredible it makes me think it would have the most amazing delicious creamy texture to it.

  • Reply Anosa Jun 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I rarely eat chicken breast but honestly this sun dried tomato chicken has made me a convert, I would love to try this recipe out.

  • Reply Lisa Jun 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I love anything with sun dried tomatoes! I really want to try this one, the flavors are amazing!

  • Reply Pam Jun 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I have some sun-dried tomatoes in my pantry that I have been wondering what to do with. This looks like a yummy solution for me!

  • Reply Claudia Krusch Jun 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Chicken is one of my favorite meats to cook with. This Sun Dried Tomato Chicken looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this weekend.

  • Reply Maurene Cab Jun 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Wow! I love this recipe! I haven’t thought of using dried tomato before. This is a new idea for me.

  • Reply Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place Jun 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    I love sun dried tomatoes for the flavor that it brings to a recipe! I think this is awesome and it’s definitely a must try! It’s nice that you picked chicken breast too, it’s healthier than the other parts of a chicken.

  • Reply Jaime Nicole Jun 21, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Oh my gosh this looks AMAZING! We eat chicken a lot and I love how moist and delicious this looks!

  • Reply Nikka Shae Jun 22, 2017 at 7:06 am

    I cook this same diner for my family and they love it!

  • Reply LaShawn Jun 22, 2017 at 9:19 am

    This looks amazing!!! I am definitely adding this too my meal plan rotation for next week!

  • Reply Terri Beavers Jun 22, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I’ve never had sun dried tomatoes so your recipe will be a first for me. I can’t wait to try it, the cream sauce sounds amazing.

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