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Tomato and Basil Chicken

Tomato and basil chicken is a flavourful and easy-to-make dish that pairs perfectly with rice or pasta. It’s another excellent idea for a quick dinner.

preparation: 10 minutes

making: 20 minutes

total: 30 minutes

servings: 2 servings

nutrition: 587 calories per serving

cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, approx. 420g
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt for taste
  • black pepper for taste
  • 1 tsp of butter
  • 30 g fresh basil and some more for garnish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200ml water

You may also need

  • 1 tsp cornflour

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Method

All ingredients are laid out on the tabletop, ready to prepare Tomato and Basil Chicken

Cut the chicken into bite-sized cubes, peel and grate the garlic cloves, and chop the basil leaves.

Chopped chicken breasts are in a bowl alongside the other ingredients on the tabletop

In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil and add the chicken.

Fry the chicken breasts in a pan

Fry for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through.

The chicken breasts are frying in a pan with added spices

Add the garlic and seasonings (oregano, salt, and pepper). Mix well and fry for another minute or two until fragrant.

Chicken breasts are frying in a pan with tomato purée and water added

Stir in 4 tablespoons of tomato purée and 200ml of water. Mix well and bring to a boil, then simmer over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.

The chicken breasts are nearly ready and still in the pan

Finally, add the chopped basil and 1 teaspoon of butter, and cook for another minute or two.

The chicken breasts are almost ready, with chopped basil added, still in the pan

If the sauce is too thin, add 1 teaspoon of cornflour and mix well while simmering. If the sauce is already at the desired consistency, you can skip this step.

Serve hot with rice, or mix with cooked pasta before serving.

Tomato and Basil Chicken is beautifully served with rice on a plate

Tomato and Basil Chicken is elegantly served with pasta in a bowl

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