Italian Chicken with Tomato Sauce

Italian Chicken with Tomato Sauce

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total: 45 min
  • Serving: 6 Servings

Tender and juicy seasoned chicken breasts are smothered in a flavorful tomato and red wine sauce. Serve with a side of rice pilaf and a crisp green salad.


  • 6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped plum tomatoes with juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil
  • FOR RUB:
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place all of the spices for the rub into a bowl and mix to combine. Rub the chicken breasts with the spice mixture and then set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare your grill on medium-high heat.
  3. In the meantime, place the olive oil into a large sauté pan and sauté the onion and garlic for 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the tomato sauce and red wine and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Grill the chicken for 2 minutes on each side and then transfer to the pan with the tomato sauce. Cover the pan and simmer the chicken over medium-low heat for 30 minutes.


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