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Chicken with cherry tomato-basil sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
18 min
4 min
14 min
Get the taste of summer with this fast and fresh tomato sauce that utilizes cherry tomatoes. During the winter months, their flavor is far more superior than other tomatoes which makes this a perfect year-round entrée. We’ve halved them in this recipe, but you can skip that step if you're short on time. The pan sauce for this 20-minute dish is layered with flavor and made with fresh basil, garlic, shallots, and broth. To complete the meal, serve the chicken with a side of quinoa. This sauce would also be outstanding with shrimp, a mild-flavored fish, or boneless pork chops.


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

20 oz, (4 5-oz. breasts)

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Olive oil

2 tsp

Uncooked shallot(s)

1 large, minced

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Fresh cherry tomato(es)

2 cup(s), (1 pint), halved

Reduced-sodium chicken broth

¼ cup(s)


¼ cup(s), chopped


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, 8–10 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter and keep warm.
  2. Add shallot and garlic to skillet. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and broth and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to soften, about 4 minutes longer. Stir in basil. Spoon sauce over chicken.
  3. Serving size: 1 chicken breast and about ½ cup sauce