Creamy Tomato Chicken

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 345KCAL

Take midweek meals to the next level with this luxuriously creamy chicken dish. It's packed with intensely rich, sweet roasted tomato flavour – without a pot of cream in sight!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories345
  • Carbs21g
  • Protein40g
  • Fat7.9g
  • Saturates3.9g
  • Sugars19g

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It’s no secret by now that we LOVE a creamy chicken dish. If our Creamy Lemon Chicken or Creamy Garlic Chicken are midweek staples in your household, you need to add Creamy Tomato Chicken to your rotation.

A surefire crowd-pleaser, it’s light, tasty and super quick to put together. It uses a short list of common ingredients you’re likely to already have at home, so it’s nice and budget-friendly to make too. Winner!

To get that moreish, creamy texture without loading our dish with calories, we’ve used a clever combination of reduced-fat cream cheese, Dijon mustard and herbs. With succulent chicken breast and plenty of veggies in a low-calorie, indulgent-tasting sauce, it’s quite simply too delicious to miss.

Try it over a bed of fresh pasta, or over a handful of steamed veggies if you’re looking for a lower carb option. The whole family’s going to love it!

What diets is this Creamy Tomato Chicken suitable for?

Creamy Tomato Chicken can be enjoyed on gluten-free diets, as long as you substitute Worcestershire sauce for Henderson’s relish.

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Tomato Chicken?

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Do you need any special ingredients to make Creamy Tomato Chicken?

Nope! This recipe contains common ingredients you may already have in the fridge, or can be found at any supermarket.

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You’ll want to use a large frying pan to make this dish. They’re handy for lots of different recipes!

Use Henderson’s relish instead of Worcestershire sauce if you’re cooking for gluten-free diets.

How many calories are in this Creamy Tomato Chicken?

There are 345 calories per portion in this Creamy Tomato Chicken, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Creamy Tomato Chicken is perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 220°C. Line a large baking tray with foil and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Place the tomato halves on the baking tray in a single layer, cut-side up.

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Step 2

Spray the tomatoes with low-calorie cooking spray and season with salt and black pepper. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 20 minutes until they have wrinkled a little and are starting to brown slightly around the edges. Remove from the oven and set aside.

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Step 3

While the tomatoes are roasting, spray a large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and peppers and fry gently for 5 minutes until they have softened a little.

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Step 4

Add the chicken breasts and cook for 4 minutes, turning halfway through. The chicken breasts should be lightly golden.

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Step 5

Add the passata, basil, oregano, tomato puree, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, white wine vinegar, sweetener and mustard. Stir in and simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts over and loosely cover with a lid or with kitchen foil.

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Step 6

Simmer for a further 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and white throughout. Use a small sharp knife to cut into the thickest part of the chicken to check. There should be no pinkness and the juices run clear.

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Step 7

Remove the frying pan from the heat and stir in the cream cheese until completely blended. If the sauce is too thin, continue to simmer for a bit longer until the sauce has reduced and thickened to your liking. If the sauce is too thick, stir in a little water.

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Step 8

Stir the roasted tomatoes into the sauce and season to taste with salt and black pepper, if needed. Serve with an accompaniment of your choice.

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What could I serve with this Creamy Tomato Chicken?

Serve Creamy Tomato Chicken over pasta or a large portion of steamed vegetables. These sides would go well with this versatile dish too:

How do you know when Creamy Tomato Chicken is cooked?

You should cook this Creamy Tomato Chicken until the chicken is cooked throughout and the sauce is reduced and thickened to your liking. This will take around 25-30 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Creamy Tomato Chicken in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Creamy Tomato Chicken in the fridge for approximately 1 or 2 days.

Can I freeze Creamy Tomato Chicken?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Creamy Tomato Chicken?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Creamy Tomato Chicken

This luxuriously creamy chicken dish is packed with intense sweet roasted tomato flavour – without a pot of cream in sight!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 345
  • Carbs 21G

Ingredients

  • 4 medium skinless chicken breasts approx. 130g each
  • 400 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 medium onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 medium red pepper deseeded and cut into 1cm dice
  • 1 medium green pepper deseeded and cut into 1cm dice
  • 500 g passata
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce or Henderson's relish
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp white granulated sweetener or caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 180 g reduced fat cream cheese
  • salt and black pepper
  • low-calorie cooking spray
  • a few fresh basil leaves to garnish (optional)

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Line a large baking tray with foil and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Place the tomato halves on the baking tray in a single layer, cut-side up.
  2. Spray the tomatoes with low-calorie cooking spray and season with salt and black pepper. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 20 minutes until they have wrinkled a little and are starting to brown slightly around the edges. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. While the tomatoes are roasting, spray a large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and peppers and fry gently for 5 minutes until they have softened a little.
  4. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 4 minutes, turning halfway through. The chicken breasts should be lightly golden.
  5. Add the passata, basil, oregano, tomato puree, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, white wine vinegar, sweetener and mustard. Stir in and simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts over and loosely cover with a lid or with kitchen foil.
  6. Simmer for a further 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and white throughout. Use a small sharp knife to cut into the thickest part of the chicken to check. There should be no pinkness and the juices run clear.
  7. Remove the frying pan from the heat and stir in the cream cheese until completely blended. If the sauce is too thin, continue to simmer for a bit longer until the sauce has reduced and thickened to your liking. If the sauce is too thick, stir in a little water.
  8. Stir the roasted tomatoes into the sauce and season to taste with salt and black pepper, if needed. Serve with an accompaniment of your choice.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Use a reduced-fat cream cheese rather than a fat free one. This will give a richer, creamier sauce and will stand up to reheating better if you're going to batch cook this recipe.

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Ruth CooperTuesday 27th September 2022

Low fat cream cheese?

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    HollyWednesday 28th September 2022

    Hi Ruth, this recipe uses reduced fat cream cheese which is a cream cheese such as Light Philadelphia, hope that helps!

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CTSunday 25th September 2022

Is there something I could use instead of peppers? My husband is allergic to them!

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    HollyMonday 26th September 2022

    Hey, you could swap the peppers for courgettes, hope that helps!

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LisaSaturday 24th September 2022

Can you do diced chicken

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    HollyMonday 26th September 2022

    Hey Lisa, if you prefer you can dice the chicken breast, hope that helps!

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SimoneThursday 22nd September 2022

Can you use a non dairy substitute for cream cheese? Dish looks awesome but I’m lactose intolerant.

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    SharonFriday 23rd September 2022

    Hi Simone, there are cream cheese alternatives that are plant based such as Violife, Oatly and other brands which should work just as well in our Creamy Tomato Chicken. Enjoy the recipe!

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SteveTuesday 13th September 2022

Loved this , just up my street , will deffo have this again . Thank you it was awesome, delicious and creamy and full of flavours , i left to simmer with chicken breasts an extra 10 mins and was perfectly done.

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    SharonThursday 15th September 2022

    Hi Steve, thanks so much for your lovely comment. We’re so pleased you enjoyed our creamy Tomato Chicken!

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