Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe

Want a quick and easy ‘gourmet’ entrée recipe? Check out this recipe for tomato basil chicken. Besides being healthy with all fresh ingredients, this recipe is reminiscent of warm weather and luscious Mediterranean summers.


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast with skin (2-3 medium sized pieces)
  • 1 tsp rock salt (equivalent to 1/2 tsp table salt)
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 handfuls of fresh chopped basil (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1 ½ -2 cups fresh diced tomato
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic


ingredients for Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe1 Gather all the ingredients you need

chopp the ingredients2 Chop the fresh ingredients

season the chicken3 Season the chicken breasts with rock salt and pepper. You may use table salt but the rock salt lends a more rustic appeal to the dish.

place the chicken skin side down

4 In a preheated pan over medium-high heat, place the chicken skin side down with the oil.

allow the chicken to brown on both sides5 Add the garlic and allow the chicken to brown on both sides, turning once.

add the tomatoes6 Once both sides are adequately crisped up, add the tomatoes. Sauté for about 3-5 minutes until the tomatoes have softened and some of it has formed a sauce with the olive oil and garlic.

Add the basil and cook7 Add the basil and cook for another minute.

Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese

8 Sprinkle generously with grated parmesan cheese and remove from heat.

Tasty Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe

9 Makes 2-3 dinner sized servings. Best served with mixed vegetables.

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