Tomato Basil Chicken - Slender Kitchen

Tomato Basil Chicken

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(7 PointsPlus®)

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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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  • 1.33 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 20 oz. canned San Marzano tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup basil, chopped

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 oz. chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281
Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 89mg
Sodium 79mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 34g


  1. Pound or slice the chicken horizontally into 1 inch thick pieces. This will ensure they cook uniformly. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano on both sides.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant but not burning. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Turn heat down to low and let simmer for 15 minutes, breaking the tomatoes up with a wooden spoon if desired.
  4. Add the butter and basil. Stir until butter melts. Add the chicken and cook 1-2 minutes while coating with the sauce. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately.
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