How to make Tomato Chicken

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This easy chicken recipe is a flavorful dish that pairs perfectly with pasta or rice for a satisfying meal. Enjoy a quick and healthy dinner that’s sure to become a family favourite!

Tomato Chicken with mash potatoes

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Expert Tips

Sear the Chicken: Sear chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides to lock in moisture and add a rich, flavorful crust.

Simmer in Sauce: Cook the chicken in a homemade tomato sauce with garlic, onions, and herbs to infuse deep flavors. Let it simmer gently to tenderize the chicken.

Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh tomatoes or high-quality canned tomatoes for the sauce. Fresh basil or oregano can enhance the dish’s aroma and taste.

Why you’ll love this recipe

You’ll love this quick and easy Tomato Chicken Breast recipe because it takes just 15 minutes to prep and under an hour to cook. The flavorful combination of seared chicken, tomato juice, garlic, and white wine creates a rich, savory dish.

It’s also nutritious, packed with protein and vitamins from fresh ingredients. This recipe is versatile, allowing you to serve it over mashed potatoes, brown rice, polenta, or quinoa. Plus, it’s family-friendly, with simple ingredients and great taste that everyone will enjoy.

Tomato Chicken with mash potatoes


Making the Chicken

  • Chicken Breasts: Use for a high-protein, lean meat base.
  • Tomato Juice: For a rich, tangy sauce.
  • Garlic: Minced for a fragrant, savory depth.
  • Oil: For sautéing.
  • Salt and Pepper: To enhance flavors.
  • Smoked Paprika: For a smoky kick.
  • White Wine: For acidity and depth.


  • Potatoes: For a creamy base.
  • Butter: For richness.
  • Milk: For smoothness.
  • Salt and Pepper: For seasoning.
  • Optional: Grated Parmesan for extra flavor.

To Serve

  • Chili Flakes: For a spicy garnish.
  • Pickles: Your favorite, for a tangy side.

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Chicken Breast: You can substitute chicken breast with boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which have a bit more flavor and tenderness. Or, if you’re looking for a plant-based option, try using tofu or seitan for a similar texture.

Tomato Juice: If you’re out of tomato juice, you can use canned diced tomatoes blended until smooth as a replacement. Alternatively, you can use vegetable or chicken broth.

Garlic Cloves: If you don’t have fresh garlic cloves, you can use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder or 1/2 teaspoon of garlic paste for each clove called for in the recipe.

Oil: Any neutral oil like canola, vegetable, or sunflower oil can work as a substitute for the oil listed in the recipe.

White Wine: You can substitute white wine with an equal amount of chicken or vegetable broth. Alternatively, you can use apple cider vinegar mixed with a bit of water or white grape juice for a non-alcoholic option.

Potatoes for Mash: If you don’t have the exact types of potatoes mentioned, you can use any type of potato you have on hand. Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes are good options for mashed potatoes. Sweet potatoes can be replaced with carrots or parsnips for a different twist.

Butter: You can substitute butter with an equal amount of margarine or a dairy-free butter alternative for a vegan option.

Milk: Any type of milk or milk alternative like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk can be used in place of regular milk in mashed potatoes.

Parmesan Cheese: If you want to skip the Parmesan cheese, you can sprinkle nutritional yeast over the mashed potatoes for a cheesy flavor without dairy.

Chili Flakes and Pickles: These are optional toppings, so feel free to skip them if you don’t have them on hand or if you prefer a different topping like chopped fresh herbs or a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Tomato Chicken

Storage and leftovers

Refrigerate: Cool the tomato chicken before storing it in an airtight container. Refrigerate within two hours of cooking.

Label: Date the container to track freshness. It’s good for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Reheat: Warm thoroughly, reaching 165°F (74°C) before serving.

Portion: Split into smaller servings for easier reheating.

Freeze: If not consuming within a few days, freeze for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

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Tomato Chicken with mash potatoes

How to make Tomato Chicken

Tender Tomato Chicken Breast: Sear seasoned chicken, simmer with tomato juice, garlic, and white wine. Serve over creamy mashed potatoes. Garnish with chili flakes and pickles for a delicious and nutritious meal. Perfect for lunch or dinner!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 932 kcal


Making the chicken

  • 3 pieces chicken breast
  • 2 cups 500 ml tomato juice
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup 50 ml white wine


  • 6 large potatoes or 4 white & 2 sweet
  • 5 tablespoons 75 grams butter
  • ¼ cup 50 ml milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: grated Parmesan cheese

To Serve:

  • Chili flakes
  • Your favorite pickles


Prepare the Chicken:

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Sear the chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides.

Make the Sauce:

  • Add minced garlic to the skillet and sauté until fragrant.
  • Pour in the white wine and let it reduce slightly.
  • Add the tomato juice, bring to a simmer, and let the chicken cook in the sauce for about 20 minutes or until fully cooked.

Prepare the Mash:

  • Peel and chop the potatoes. Boil in salted water until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain and mash the potatoes with butter and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Add grated Parmesan if desired.


  • Serve the tomato chicken over the mashed potatoes.
  • Garnish with chili flakes and a side of your favorite pickles.
  • Enjoy your delicious and nutritious tomato chicken breast with your choice of side!



  • Chicken Choice: Opt for boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs for tender results.
  • Tomato Juice: Use quality tomato juice for rich flavor; alternatively, blend canned tomatoes.
  • Seasoning: Balance flavors with salt, pepper, garlic, and smoked paprika for depth.
  • Cooking Method: Sauté chicken until golden, then simmer in tomato juice and white wine.
  • Mashing Potatoes: Boil potatoes until tender, mash with butter and milk for creamy texture.
  • Optional Additions: Customize with chili flakes and your favorite pickles for extra flair.
Keyword chicken recipe, tomato sauce, tomato-based

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Recipe Rating


  1. 5 stars
    Such a delicious chicken meal – perfectly spiced and tender chunks of chicken. Great for serving with mashed potatoes or rice!

  2. 5 stars
    Such a delicious recipe!! Perfect for the whole family. I will definitely be adding this to my weeknight rotation.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow! The sauce made from tomato juice and wine is so light and delicious! I’m going to add some burst cherry tomatoes to it next time.

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe makes a really great, delicious, hearty weeknight meal. The whole family gobbled it down.

  5. 5 stars
    What a great use for the tomato juice I had! This recipe was so delicious and easy to follow. The chicken turns out so tender!

  6. 5 stars
    We were looking for something unique to do with chicken and this delivered. The white wine and tomato juice are a great combo

  7. 5 stars
    What a great and simple chicken recipe. Perfect for any night of the week. That sauce is delicious over rice, potatoes, noodles and more.

  8. 5 stars
    I’m always on the look out for new chicken recipes for family dinners. This was easy, flavorful and yummy!

  9. 5 stars
    This chicken was easier and tastier than I expected! Really fantastic and will be making again soon. Thank you!