Velvety Embrace: Creamy Chicken-Tomato Skillet


 Dive into a symphony of tender chicken pieces enveloped in a velvety tomato sauce, with hints of aromatic herbs and spices. The rich creaminess balanced with the tang of tomatoes promises a dish that's both comforting and invigorating, ideal for both weeknight dinners and special occasions.

Photo of a skillet filled with Creamy Chicken-Tomato sauce, showcasing tender chicken pieces coated in a velvety tomato and cream sauce, topped with freshly grated Parmesan and basil, set against a rustic dining backdrop.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: A generous portion, ensuring chicken, sauce, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 360 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 28g
  • Fats: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Fiber: 3g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken breasts (cubed): 500 grams
  • Tomatoes (diced): 300 grams
  • Heavy cream: 200ml
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Onion (chopped): 100 grams
  • Garlic (minced): 15 grams
  • Basil (fresh, chopped): 10 grams
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 3 grams
  • Parmesan cheese (grated): 50 grams for garnish
Photo of a dining table setup: a plate with a generous portion of Creamy Chicken-Tomato Skillet dish, a bowl of grated Parmesan, slices of garlic bread, and a glass of white wine, creating a cozy dining atmosphere.

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Toss in the cubed chicken pieces and cook until they're browned on all sides.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes and mix well. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Pour in the heavy cream and stir until the sauce becomes creamy and thick.
  6. Season with salt, pepper, and half of the chopped basil.
  7. Once the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has achieved the desired consistency, remove from heat.
  8. Garnish with the remaining basil and grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • A splash of white wine can be added to the tomatoes for a richer flavor profile.
  • Serve with garlic bread or over pasta for a fulfilling meal.

Anticipated FAQs

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts? 

Yes, chicken thighs can be a juicier alternative.

How do I store leftovers? 

Cool the skillet dish completely, then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.