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Easy Skillet Chicken Pomodoro Recipe

by Heather

Chicken Pomodoro is an easy 30 minute skillet dinner! This simple recipe features tender chicken breast cooked in pomodoro sauce made with grape tomatoes, chicken broth, fresh basil, fresh garlic, onion, and topped with parmesan cheese. Serve as is, or with a side of pasta and steamed vegetables for a healthy, balanced, kid-friendly meal!

Thank you to Pure Flavor for sponsoring this post and the delicious Red Royals® Sweet Cherry Tomatoes On-The-Vine to use in this recipe!

easy skillet Chicken Pomodoro recipe

Homemade chicken pomodoro

Homemade chicken pomodoro will become a new favorite dinner!

It’s perfect for a busy night because it’s ready in 30 minutes, can turn into a pasta dish by adding your favorite noodles, and is lighter since we’re making an easy fresh tomato sauce.

healthy Chicken Pomodoro with pasta

What to serve with skillet chicken pomodoro?

This easy skillet chicken pomodoro is quickly becoming our family’s new summertime spaghetti dish.

It’s lighter than a traditional ground beef spaghetti meal, and one we love to serve with spaghetti or angel hair pasta.

It goes really well with steamed broccoli, roasted asparagus, or crispy potato bites.

Serve your chicken pomodoro pasta with kale salad for a healthy, balanced meal!

cherry tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes

Fresh cherry tomatoes give this homemade sauce life! Pure Flavor Red Royals® Sweet Cherry Tomatoes On-The-Vine are juicy, flavor-forward, and have a sweet crunch to them.

These tomatoes are another favorite. Every tomato on the vine had the perfect balance of sweetness and not being over-acidic, which I love when I’m using fresh tomatoes in any homemade sauces.

ingredients in Chicken Pomodoro

What you need for this easy recipe

how to make Chicken Pomodoro

How to make chicken pomodoro

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

  1. Heat a large oven-safe skillet to medium high heat and add 1 tbsp oil. Season the chicken with sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder and add to the hot pan. Sear on both sides for 3 minutes, then remove and set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil, onion, and garlic to the large skillet and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Next, add the grape tomatoes, broth, basil, oregano, maple syrup, sea salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the semi-cooked chicken back in. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15-18 more minutes (flipping the chicken halfway through), or until the chicken is fully cooked and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees f.
  4. Top with fresh parmesan, and extra basil, and serve with pasta, and/or steamed broccoli.
chicken dinner with pasta, tomatoes and broccoli

Can you make this in advance?

Absolutely you can!

Here are two ways to prep this dinner recipe in advance:

  1. Cook the meal fully and then let it cool completely before storing it in the fridge. Reheat in a skillet when you’re ready to enjoy this meal.
  2. Cook just the chicken in advance and then make the pomodo sauce fresh. Thinly slice the chicken and nestle it into the sauce as it simmers and dinner is done in under 10 minutes!
chicken cooked with fresh tomato sauce

How to store leftover chicken pomodoro

Leftover chicken pomodoro can be saved, once cooled, in an airtight container.

Reheat leftovers in a skillet.

Whenever you need to reheat a dish, think of the way it was cooked, and reheat it in that same way.

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this chicken pomodoro recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Chicken breast – You can use chicken tenders or chicken thighs as an alternative. This recipe also works well with pork cutlets.

Olive oil – Avocado oil works well as a great substitute.

Grape tomatoes – Diced plum tomatoes, fresh roma tomatoes, or even using canned tomatoes are all good substitutes in this recipe.

Onion – Try red onion or green onion for a slight flavor change.

Chicken bone broth – Regular chicken broth or beef broth all work as subs.

Fresh basil – Don’t have fresh basil on hand? Dried basil works as well.

Maple syrup – Honey is a great liquid sweetener substitute. You can also use sugar or coconut sugar as an alternative.

Parmesan cheese – Romano cheese or asiago cheese are really good options here. You can always omit the cheese for a dairy-free alternative.

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Easy Skillet Chicken Pomodoro Recipe

Chicken Pomodoro is an easy 30 minute skillet dinner! This simple recipe features tender chicken breast cooked in pomodoro sauce made with grape tomatoes, chicken broth, fresh basil, fresh garlic, onion, and topped with parmesan cheese. Serve as is, or with a side of pasta and steamed vegetables for a healthy, balanced, kid-friendly meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, dinner, tomatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Pomodoro Sauce Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a large oven-safe skillet to medium high heat and add 1 tbsp oil. Season the chicken with sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder and add to the hot pan. Sear on both sides for 3 minutes, then remove and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil, onion, and garlic to the large skillet and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, add the grape tomatoes, broth, basil, oregano, maple syrup, sea salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the semi-cooked chicken back in. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15-18 more minutes (flipping the chicken halfway through), or until the chicken is fully cooked and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees f.
  • Top with fresh parmesan, and extra basil, and serve with pasta, and/or steamed broccoli.
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Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 815mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 894IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg
easy skillet Chicken Pomodoro recipe

If you try this chicken pomodoro recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

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2 comments

Becki Freed July 19, 2022 - 1:15 pm

5 stars
I tried this recipe last night and my husband gave it an A+, we loved it!!

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Heather July 20, 2022 - 5:44 am

Yay Becki! I’m so glad it was a hit! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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