tomato basil chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken

Tomato basil chicken is a really good spin on Italian food. You can make this tomato basil chicken with chicken legs, chicken thighs or thinly sliced chicken breast. So, use whatever chicken you like or whatever you have. I typically avoid chicken legs unless I am making a chicken bone broth or a chicken broth soup base because I prefer not to deal with the bones. But this is what they had at the store when I went, so I got what they had…chicken legs.

With all that said, you can likely imagine how good the tomato basil chicken sauce turned out with the bone broth – yum! And, what is more, you get all the health benefits of collagen with the chicken bone. But, that is a discussion for another post. Let’s get to this easy stovetop tomato basil chicken recipe.

This tomato basil chicken recipe could not get much easier or affordable for your keto, low carb, or diabetic diet. Canned diced tomatoes, chicken legs, sea salt, dried basil leaves, dried oregano leaves, and freshly minced garlic are the ingredients. Start with seasoning the chicken legs to give them some time to marinade. Then, when ready to cook, pour the diced tomatoes in a medium skillet. Next, add the seasoned chicken legs to the skillet with the diced tomatoes and cover with a tight fitting lid. Set the burner temperature to a low-medium setting and let it cook for about 30 minutes.

tomato basil chicken

Once the tomato basil chicken is cooked, it has a delicious restaurant quality taste (if not better). I love it when simple recipes end up tasting so good. I had fresh parsley in the refrigerator, so I garnished it with fresh parsley. That is all there is to this recipe.

tomato basil chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken

Easy stovetop chicken tomato and herbs recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 291 kcal



  • Start by seasoning the chicken legs with salt, basil, oregano, and garlic. Let the chicken marinade for an hour or just set aside for a moment while you prepare the skillet.
  • Place the medium skillet on the stove and add the canned diced tomatoes with its juice. Use a spoon to spread the diced tomatoes across the pan evenly.
  • Next place the chicken legs on top of the diced tomatoes. Set the burner temperature to a low-medium.
  • Place a tight fitting lid on the skillet and let it cook for about 30 minutes or until the chicken cooked.
  • Move the tomato basil chicken around in the skillet every 5-10 minutes just to make sure the chicken is all cooking at the same rate.
  • Once done, you can serve it on a plate with one of your favorite low carb side dishes.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 22gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 302mgPotassium: 392mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 271IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
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This tomato basil chicken goes well with sauteed string green beans, garlic spinach, or keto mashed potatoes.

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