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Chicken and sauce with tomatoes in a skillet.
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Skillet Herbed Chicken and Tomatoes

Herbed chicken in a light, creamy tomato sauce served over the pasta of your choice. A comforting, rustic one skillet dish that is ready to serve in 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings


  • Dry pasta of your choice penne, fusilli, spaghetti, linguine
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary or 2 teaspoons chopped, fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour divided
  • 2 to 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, butterflied and sliced in half
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil or as needed
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 14-1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fat free half and half
  • Grated or shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine basil, garlic powder, rosemary, salt and pepper and set aside. Place 3 tablespoons flour in a shallow dish and add 1 heaping tablespoon of the seasoning mixture. Reserve the remaining seasoning mixture for later.
  • Coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil and place over medium high heat. Lightly coat chicken in seasoned flour, shaking off excess, and add to pan. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Cook in batches if necessary. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm. Discard any remaining seasoned flour mixture.
  • Add a little more olive oil to the skillet, add onion and cook and stir for about 3 minutes until softened. Add 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic. Cook and stir for another minute. Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and reserved seasoning mixture to the skillet. Stir 2 tablespoons of flour into the half and half and mix until smooth. Add this mixture to the skillet. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and return chicken to the skillet and cook till heated through.
  • Serve chicken and pan sauce over pasta. Garnish individual servings with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • Adapted from McCormick Gourmet