Saturday, March 6, 2021

Chicken Smothered in a Homemade Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce


This Chicken Smothered in a Homemade Sun-Dried Sauce is quick, under 40 minutes and easy to make for any day of the week. The picture shows 4 chicken thighs (with skins on), but I always use chicken breasts in my recipes. You can substitute them if you prefer. Serve it with your favorite vegetables, grains, or pasta. Serves 2-4 (1 breast per person or 1-2 thighs per person) 


  • 3 oz. sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 chicken breasts  (skinless, boneless)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup half & half or heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • tbsp. fresh parsley to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


Place the sun-dried tomatoes and water in a blender or smoothie cup and process for 60-90 seconds, until it resembles tomato sauce. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken in the skillet, skin side down. Cook for 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and crispy. Flip the chicken and fry for an additional 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and remove the chicken from the skillet. 

To the same skillet, add the sun-dried tomato mixture. Cook for about 3-4 minutes. Add the cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir. Reduce the heat to low, so the sauce is simmering gently. Return the chicken to the skillet and cook it for an additional 10-15 minutes, until cooked through. Add a little water to the sauce, if needed. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

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