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 broad noodles
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.
Simple ingredients to make tender chicken with the most amazing sauce! Use the leftover white wine to make a White Wine Sangria.
How to make this delicious recipe.
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 sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Deglaze pan with ½ cup of white wine. Stir in the heavy cream.
Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and basil.
Stir in the cooked chicken, bring to a slow boil and simmer until the sauce thickens.
Be sure to scrape all those flavorful browned bits from the skillet when deglazing the skillet. Those bits add a ton of flavor to the sauce.
If you like a bit of heat, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
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 call 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.
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.
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.
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This post was originally published April 29, 2013. Occasionally I update with fresh tips, content, and photos. Current update January 2, 2024.
Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
- 3 tablespoons 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.