You can’t really go wrong with Italian to begin with, but with this delicious dish, I really enjoyed all the flavors put together! It was a one-pan dish made to serve 2 people and thank goodness, since if I cooked any more i would’ve eaten all of it. Although it wasn’t the hubby’s favorite dish, he is hard to please, so eventually I’ll be able to cook something that’s up to his standards, but until then, I’m going to keep cooking dishes that my tummy enjoys 🙂
2 chicken breasts
Salt and Pepper
2-4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped grape tomatoes (or any tomatoes really!)
2 tsp minced fresh garlic
1 Tbsp cold butter (if you’re desiring a creamy sauce – I left this out and it was delish)
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
freshly grated Parmigiano reggiano cheese, for garnish
Serve with cooked pasta or rice
1.) Thinly pound chicken breasts and season with Italian seasoning, salt, and fresh cracked black pepper.
2.) Add 2 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil to your skillet. This will form the base for the sauce.
3.) While waiting for the oil to heat up, you can go ahead and get your water boiling for your pasta if you choose this as your accompaniment.
4.) When the oil is HOT, add the chicken breasts. You want it hot enough so the chicken sizzles – not only will it cook better but it will taste better too (I promise)
5.) After about 4-5 minutes, the chicken breasts should be ready to turn. Cook them on the second side another 4-5 minutes, or until the juices run clear when you pierce them with a small sharp knife.
6.) After the second side has been cooking for about 4 minutes, go ahead and add in the fresh tomatoes that you have chopped up. Next, add the fresh basil and minced garlic and add a dash more salt and pepper. You can add the butter here too if you’d like.
7.) Stir everything together and keep cooking until the tomatoes cook and then when your chicken is “done,” turn the sauce down on the lowest setting to keep it all warm until the pasta or rice is cooked.
8.) Plate the rice or pasta then top with chicken mixture and serve!