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Tomato Chicken is a super-simple, one-pan, 30-minute chicken dinner recipe, guaranteed to spark a summer love song in your kitchen.

cast iron pan of skillet tomato chicken dinner

I often post behind-the-scenes shots of the different recipes I’m testing, and I love seeing your reactions.

Of all of the recipes I’ve posted to my story in the last few weeks, today’s simple combination of chicken and fresh tomatoes received the most requests.

Don’t let the basic ingredient list or small number of steps in the skillet tomato chicken recipe fool you.

This one-pan wonder hits every note on the flavor bar.

close up image of skillet Chicken and Tomatoes with Garlic and Capers

Simple Ingredients in Skillet Tomato Chicken

The chicken is moist and juicy, a handful of capers and splash of red wine vinegar provide acidity and pop, garlic and parsley add freshness, and a small drizzle of honey adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance the dish and help the tomatoes caramelize.

Healthy skillet Chicken and Tomatoes dinner

And oh, the cherry tomatoes! They are my very favorite part of the tomato chicken recipe.

Fresh tomatoes in all sizes, colors, and shapes are one of summer’s most precious gifts.

I could not imagine a better way to celebrate them and land dinner on the table in a timely fashion than with today’s Garlic Chicken and Tomatoes recipe.

PSA: If you love fresh tomatoes the way I do, use them to make my Italian Farro Salad. So good!

I used a tri-color selection of cherry and grape tomatoes, but feel free to swap whatever looks best at the store or is most ripe from your garden.

Simple ONE PAN chicken and tomatoes dinner in a cast iron skillet

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Simple Chicken and Tomatoes Skillet with Garlic and Capers

4.96 from 70 votes
Easy, flavor-packed ONE PAN chicken and tomatoes skillet dinner. Chicken breasts cooked with garlic and burst fresh tomatoes. A healthy, 30-minute meal!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 small or 3 medium breasts)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1/2 medium red onion diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic about 3 cloves
  • 4 cups grape tomatoes or other assorted tomatoes, or diced plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup drained capers
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Lightly pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness. Sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high. Once hot, add the chicken breasts, top-side down, and let cook undisturbed for 4 minutes, until lightly browned. Flip and cook an additional 4 minutes. Turn again and continue cooking 3 to 5 additional minutes, flipping every few minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. The total cooking time will vary depending upon the thickness of your chicken. Remove to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Without wiping the pan, reduce the skillet heat to medium. Add the remaining tablespoon olive oil, swirl to coat the pan, then add the red onion and let cook until slightly softened, about 3 minutes, scraping the browned bits off the bottom of the pan as it cooks. Add the garlic and let cook 30 seconds until fragrant, then add the tomatoes, capers, red wine vinegar, honey, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Let cook until the tomatoes begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.


Serving: 1(of 4), 1 chicken breast + about 1/3 cup tomato mixtureCalories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 29gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 588mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g

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  1. This was so good! I used balsamic vinegar, only thing I had on hand. I was told by my partner, we gotta make this again!5 stars

  2. Excellent! I just used up my fresh tomatoes yesterday so I made this with fire-roasted canned tomatoes and it was delicious!!! Also made the oven roasted sweet potatoes. Omgosh!!! Perfect!!! Everything was scrumptious!! 😋👍🏻5 stars

  3. Love these types of recipes! It is so adaptable to what you have on hand! Used bone-in chicken thighs, browned them in a Dutch oven, then removed them to a plate. Deglazed the pan with white wine and added the onion, garlic, tomatoes, capers, vinegar & honey. Topped the tomato mixture with the browned chicken thighs & roasted in a 400 degree oven for 20 mins. Topped with parsley & a little Parmesan cheese. So good! Thanks for the inspiration!5 stars

  4. Sorry; but will never use this website again for a recipe. Great chicken and tomato recipe the ads popping up and covering and moving the recipe was beyond frustrating5 stars

    1. Hi Linda, I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience the ads caused you! I will certainly keep paying close attention to the number of ads and how they load, as I never want them to hinder your ability to view the recipe or the blog post. I do truly appreciate your feedback and apologize again for the inconvenience! Also, there is a quick and convenient “jump to recipe” button that will help you get to the recipe faster and a print button to have the recipe quickly at your fingertips. Hope this helps!

        1. Glad you enjoyed it, Lori! I believe you can find a tutorial online that would be helpful. I’d Google “the best way to clean a cast iron skillet” Hope this helps!

    2. Click on PRINT RECIPE and that condenses it, only 1 ad box popped up and it was in the corner that you can x out. That helped me to read and scroll easily.

  5. This recipe was so easy to make and delicious! I used local Roma tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes and it turned out great. The sweetness of the honey makes for the perfect balance with the red wine vinegar. Everyone loved it! We’ll definitely be making it again.5 stars

  6. Delicious and easy, thank you! I used yellow, red, and purplish tomatoes and it looked beautiful as well as tasted great!5 stars

  7. This was fantastic. I made it in a large cast iron pan with only a few modifications. I deglazed the pan before cooking the vegetables with about 1/3 cup white wine. I added the garlic and onions at the same time and used sherry wine vinegar instead of red. Finally at the end I used parsley ad basil because my garden has tons of the latter. Nutritional meal and compatible with a Mediterranean diet.5 stars

  8. Wow! This turned out wonderful with our fresh home grown cherry tomatoes! Used sweet onion as no red onion on hand. Used minced garlic as no fresh on hand. This is a wonderful delicious dish. Our plates were cleaned!5 stars

  9. Made this for the family and my wife and daughter loved it! Crazy thing is my daughter hates tomatoes. Will definitely make this again.5 stars

  10. Delicious. Added and mixed in steamed white rice. Substituted white wine vinegar and sweet onions due to lack of ingredients on hand.

    Bon appetit5 stars

    1. Hi Christine! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! We don’t have the option to post photos on the site but if you are on social media we’d love for you to post it there and tag us! Thanks again!

  11. Just made this. Simple, delicious and appealing in looks and smell. I added a handful of green olives and finished the dish in a 350 degree oven and added a 1/4tsp chicken demi glacé to mix with the liquid expelled by the tomatoes and chicken breasts. Served over Arborio rice.

  12. Just made this. Simple, delicious and appealing in looks and smell. I added a handful of green olives and finished the dish in a 350 degree oven covered and added a 1/4tsp chicken demi glacé to mix with the liquid expelled by the tomatoes and chicken breasts. Served over Arborio rice with a single, huge roasted carrot on the side. Made for an impressive looking plate and compliments abounded. Thanx!5 stars

  13. Excellent recipe! Dried the chicken, then did the batter, refrigerated for 39+ mins and didn’t lose a bit of breading ‼️. Kudos

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