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.
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.
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This post was originally published 04/29/2013 and has been updated 02/16/2022