My new favorite: Chicken in tomato and basil cream sauce

We have been in kind of a food slump lately; nothing seems to sound very good and we needed a bit more variety. I needed to eat something new and different! I also didn’t want to be prepping and cooking food all evening when I want and need to spend more time with my baby and husband. I looked around on Pinterest (which makes me mostly just want to bake) and was inspired by a photo on The Big Oven. I wasn’t a fan of all the ingredients so I came up with my own version and used tomatoes instead of pimentos and left out a few ingredients. The result? DELICIOUSNESS. I’m making this chicken again, soon!


    • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (we used 5)
    • Fat of your choice for cooking chicken
    • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning, or to taste
    • 2 tsp garlic powder, or to taste
    • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 1 can diced tomatoes (I used the kind with oregano and other herbs) or 1-2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
    • 1/3-1/2 cup fresh basil, diced
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or asiago cheese


  • Sprinkle seasonings over chicken, to lightly coat
  • Cook chicken on stove-top pan, browning on both sides
  • When chicken is just about done, remove the meat from the pan and set aside
  • Add cream to pan, stirring to loosen and mix the leftover juices and such
  • Keep cream at a simmer and drain tomatoes and add to cream
  • Add the basil and cheese to the mixture, stir until combined and bring back to a simmer
  • Add chicken back into the pan
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring and turning chicken until sauce has coated the meat
  • Serve over angel hair if  you are a pasta eater, spaghetti squash or zucchini, steamed veggies, or as is
  • Enjoy!

Not a very good picture, but we poured the chicken and the sauce over mixed veggies.


17 thoughts on “My new favorite: Chicken in tomato and basil cream sauce

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  2. Reblogged this on twoforonetwins and commented:
    This looks so yummy and a perfect Trim Healthy Mama “S” for satisfying dish. Add a side of steamed broccoli or cauliflower and a nice salad to make perfect “S” dinner.

  3. what a perfect Atkins or LCHF recipe!! thanks! i can’t wait to try it. i get bored to death of food sometimes, this is different. 🙂

  4. I usually use 1/2 & 1/2 instead of whipping cream-how much less would you use. I have all the ingredients right now to make this without going to the store! 😀

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  6. My 18 year old daughter made this all by herself, her first time in charge of a whole dinner and it came out amazing. She was very motivated from the family reviews and is excited to keep cooking for us!! Thank you. I can see how we can modify to make it a little different with pasta, or veggies, or even white rice or mashed potatoes. it all sounds goods..

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