This healthy Tomato Basil Chicken that is ready in less than thirty minutes is also low carb, gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30 friendly but most importantly it's delicious.
Last week the fridge was looking pretty barren but the last thing I wanted to do was run out to the grocery store. It was already late and I just couldn't face the idea of packing into the car, fighting rush hour traffic, and then wandering around the store trying to decide what to eat. Instead I did a quick once over of the fridge and pantry and decided that with chicken breasts, canned San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh basil - there must be something yummy to be had. I also needed something fast because we were starving.
Not quite sure of my plan, I started by pounding out the chicken and coating it in salt, pepper, and oregano. Then I quickly cooked it in olive oil while I figured out the rest of my plan. Once the chicken was cooked, I added the garlic to the pan and let that cook for a minute and then added the tomatoes, thinking I would make a quick tomato sauce for the chicken and serve it alongside some pasta or rice. However after adding the tomatoes and letting it simmer for a bit, there was still something missing. It was a bit too acidic and missing richness. That's when I decided to add butter! And the resulting sauce was delicious, like we were spooning it out of the pan delicious. Tossed with some fresh basil - this chicken is a dish you will want to make again and again.
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