Creamy Tomato Chicken

A simple recipe to take advantage of tomatoes at the peak of the season!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts Butterflied
  • 1 ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil Divided
  • 1 ½ lbs Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 6-8 sprigs Fresh thyme
  • 3-4 large handfuls Fresh spinach
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Begin by seasoning the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder & onion powder on both sides while heating a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Once hot, add the chicken & sear for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway. Once the chicken has been added to the pan, don’t move or adjust it, this will help to create a nice golden brown crust.
  • After the chicken is finished browning (it’s okay if it’s not fully cooked at this point), set it aside and add another tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Next, add tomatoes, garlic, thyme & a pinch of salt & pepper to taste.
  • Lower the heat to a simmer & toss to coat tomatoes in olive oil & seasoning. Leave the tomatoes to cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. As the tomatoes cook, they will begin to burst & release their juices. This will create the sauce. As the tomatoes soften, you can go in with a wooden spoon & lightly press on them to help them burst.
  • After the 15 minutes are up, the tomatoes should have all burst & the sauce should be slightly thickened. Turn the heat to high & let the sauce bubble up for 2 minutes before adding the spinach. Season with a pinch of salt & pepper & cover. Leave the pan covered for 1-2 minutes to wilt the spinach.
  • Next, add in the cream & stir to combine. Taste & adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Return the chicken to the pan & cover for 5 minutes to finish cooking the chicken.
  • Serve with pasta, rice or potatoes & enjoy!


Recipe by Millennial Kitchen
Keyword Chicken, Dinners
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