Chicken with sun-dried tomato sauce is a super flavorful chicken recipe with a rich, creamy sauce. It is such an easy to make dinner recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes. The cream sauce in this recipe is a combination of sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, basil, and white wine. This is such a great recipe that only uses one pan!
What to Serve with Chicken with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
I like to serve Chicken with Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Sauce with pasta. You can use any kind of pasta shape with this recipe, but I prefer something like fettuccine or spaghetti.
This recipe would also taste terrific served over rice or even spaghetti squash. Top with some parmesan cheese and you have a comforting, delicious meal! You can even add a tasty salad on the side like my Avocado Citrus Salad to complete the meal.
How to Make Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces, season with salt and pepper, then dust with flour. I normally use chicken breasts for this recipe, but you could also use chicken thighs.
Over medium-high heat, melt butter with olive oil in a heavy skillet. Add chicken and sauté until browned and cooked.
Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Add shallots and cook 2-3 minutes. Deglaze pan with ½ cup of white wine. Be sure to scrape all those flavorful browned bits from the skillet.
Stir in heavy cream, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and basil. (For a kick, add some red pepper flakes)
Add the cooked chicken into the sauce. Bring to a slow boil and cook until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Can you use regular onions instead of shallots?
Yes, although shallots have a bit milder and sweeter flavor. Onions can taste more intense and tangy. If you’d prefer a milder flavor, consider using less onions than what the recipe calls for.
What can you substitute for the white wine?
I love the flavor of white wine in this sauce, but chicken broth will make a great substitution.
What are sun-dried tomatoes?
Sun-dried tomatoes are tomatoes that have gone through a drying process by being dehydrated in the sun or in a dehydrator. The tomatoes shrink when going through this process, creating tomatoes that are sweet, tangy, and chewy. They are normally used in pasta sauces, salads, and sandwiches.
Are sun-dried tomatoes healthy?
Yes! Sun-dried tomatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and other antioxidants. There are lots of health benefits to eating sun-dried tomatoes. They are packed with vitamin C, which boosts immune systems.
This post was originally published April 29, 2013. Occasionally I update with fresh tips, content, and photos. Current update Feb 16, 2022.
Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 tablespoon All purpose flour
- 2 shallots about ¼ cup, finely sliced
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup dry white wine
- ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil drained and chopped
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
- Season chicken with salt and pepper.
- Dust chicken with flour, shake off excess flour.
- Melt butter with olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add chicken to skillet and sauté until light brown and just cooked through, about 7-8 minutes.
- Transfer chicken to plate.(keep warm).
- Add shallots to skillet and sauté 2-3 minutes.
- Deglaze skillet with white wine.
- Stir in heavy cream, chopped sun-dried tomatoes and basil.
- Return chicken to skillet.
- Bring to a slow boil and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Stir occassionally.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with pasta or rice.
So so good!! Made this last week and making it again this week, thank you for a great recipe. I didn't use wine I substituted with chicken broth. Also added 3 cloves minced garlic and definitely used fresh basil.
Some great adaptations Jenn!
Thanks for dropping me a comment, it is a great fast recipe. I like the idea of cooking the chicken in the sun dried tomato oil
Just made this recipe, SO DELICIOUS!!! My son suggested me to add bacon, and so I did. I rate this recipe 5 stars.
Thank you Luz, doesn't bacon make everything better.
Thanks for the great recipe! The dish was absolutely delicious and super simple to make!
Terrific, so glad you enjoyed the recipe.
OMG, this is amazing. Substituted chicken broth for white wine and it worked well. Will definitely be adding this to my favorites.
Fantastic Linda, I love this recipe as well and make it often!
Heavenly!!! I've been making this dish for a couple of years now. I discovered this originally on Facebook. Since I am no longer using that site. I searched and found other recipes similar but not this one. This is the BEST hands down!
My daughter requests this dish for her birthday dinner with the family. Great recipe! Thank you!
Thank you Cheryl.
This is the best. Have made this for a long time and it never fails to get rave reviews. Don’t rate recipes very much but you can’t go wrong with this one
Thanks Grace, my family loves this recipe as well. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Making this tonight as Dad is coming for supper. Have fresh fettuccine I’m going to try with🥰
Hey cousin, hope you all enjoy it!