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Italian Tomato Herbed Chicken: Oh So Yummy

Updated on March 22, 2014

A friend of mine made this dish when I was invited over for dinner. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. There is nothing like walking into a house and inhaling the savory, aroma of tomato sauce with herbs cooking slowly on the stove or in a crock pot. This recipe will melt in your mouth. A simple green salad and warm bread will compliment this delectable dish. Bon Appetite!

Cook Time

Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 7 min
Yields: 6 servings


  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 whole medium chicken breasts, skinned and halved lengthwise
  • or
  • 6 boneless chicken thighs (or legs), skinned
  • 1 - 7 1/2 ounce can tomatoes, cut up
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 - 2 1/2 ounce jar sliced mushrooms, drained
  • or fresh mushrooms if you prefer
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh basil, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
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  1. Combine onions, garlic, and 1/2 cup of water.
  2. Bring to boiling.
  3. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, or until onion and garlic are tender.
  4. Drain. Add chicken to skillet.
  5. Combine undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, canned mushrooms, green pepper, basil, salt, bay leaf and a dash of pepper. Pour over chicken.
  6. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Stir in wine. Cook uncovered another 15 minutes.
  8. Remove bay leaf and skim excess fat from juices.
  9. Transfer to platter and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6
Calories 185
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Protein 45 g90%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I am definitely going to try this as I love chicken and herbs and tomatoes too :D Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      Lori Colbo 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Enjoy Seth.

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      Sethughes 5 years ago

      This looks amazing. I'll have to give it a shot this week

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      Lori Colbo 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Oceansider, I promise you won't be disappointed.

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      Hi lambservant,

      This really sounds delicious! Thank you for the recipe....I love making chicken dishes, so I'm glad to have a new recipe to try!

      Voting up, useful and interesting!