Chicken with Herb Tomatoes and Pan Sauce #SundaySupper

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I ripped out a recipe for chicken with tomatoes and pan sauce several months ago.  It has sat on my dresser ever since.  I look at it every week when I meal plan and think I’ll get to it next week.  I’m not sure why I kept putting this dish off, it certainly doesn’t have many ingredients.

When I saw that the theme for #SundaySupper was skinny recipes I finally got around to making it!  I went to aerobics after work and by the time I got home I wanted something that was hot but could be made in under 30 minutes.  This chicken was it.  I didn’t have any fresh tomatoes like the recipe called for but I did just buy a can of whole, organic tomatoes so I used that instead which saved me time and a step.

I mashed the tomatoes in a bowl with the seasonings and then cooked up the chicken.  Shallots and garlic are sauteed in a pan and then red wine vinegar is used to deglaze the pan.  The smell was incredible.  I then added in the tomatoes and simmered it down until it thickened.  This meal was simple but elegant.  The chicken was flavorful and the addition of the tomatoes and pan sauce was delightful.  Plus it was all ready in under 30 minutes.

Chicken with Herb Tomatoes and Pan Sauce (adapted from Bon Appetit)
1 (28 oz) can organic whole tomatoes, drained
2 T. olive oil, divided
2 T. herbes de Provence
1 t. sea salt
1 t. black pepper
2 T. red wine
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
1 shallot, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. red wine vinegar
3 T. parsley leaves,chopped
1 T. tarragon leaves, chopped

1.  In a medium bowl combine the tomatoes, herbes de Provence, seal salt, pepper, red wine, and Worcestershire sauce.  Mash with a fork so that the tomatoes begin to break up.  Set aside.

2.  Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.  Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium high heat.   Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes on each side or until it’s cooked through.  Remove from pan and allow to rest for 5 minutes on a cutting board.

3.  Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and add shallot and garlic.  Saute for 1 minute.  Deglaze the pan with the vinegar, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

4.  Add the tomatoes to the pan and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about 3 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.

5.  Slice the chicken.  Divide the chicken onto plates and spoon tomatoes and sauce over top.  Garnish with parsley and tarragon.

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  1. I have a PILE of recipes I tear out, thinking I’ll make them really soon. Thanks for sharing this one – it looks wonderful – both flavorful and skinny! I love the addition of the W-sauce. Even a little bit can add such depth to a sauce.

  2. This is a dish that I make quite frequently and you won’t believe me but I serve it with couscous and a little french beans salad and vinaigrette. I think so we are on the wave. 😉

  3. YUM! Sounds like the perfect recipe I can send my daughter to college with. She is keeping a recipe of easy, healthy and delicious recipes that she can whip up quickly. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sure looks tasty! How can you go wrong with those lovely tomatoes and the herbs de Provence, golden chicken breasts, red wine and garlic and vinegar? I just don’t think you can. Lovely classic dish!

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