Skillet Chicken Breasts With Tomato Cream Sauce

Chicken breasts with tomato cream sauce

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings

This is a flavorful dish to serve with spaghetti or similar pasta, making a tasty everyday family meal.


  • 1/2 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (divided)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (or more chicken broth)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • Dash of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces angel hair, linguine or spaghetti (cooked and drained for serving)

Steps to Make It

  1. For the sauce, saute the chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

  2. Stir in 1/2 cup chicken broth, wine, basil, and parsley. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the cream, Parmesan cheese, and tomato sauce. Continue cooking until the sauce is hot and cheese has melted. Set aside.

  4. Place the chicken breast halves between sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound until uniform in thickness.

  5. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; coat with the flour.

  6. In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat, cook the chicken in 2 tablespoons of olive oil for about 3 minutes on each side, or until browned.

  7. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth to the pan; cover and continue cooking for 5 minutes.

  8. Add the tomato cream sauce, cover, and cook for 4 to 6 minutes longer, until chicken is cooked through.

  9. Serve with hot cooked pasta.

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