This Tomato Basil Skillet Chicken is one of my go-to easy dinners for a weeknight that leaves you with just one dirty pan.
Chicken. It’s what’s for dinner half the week. LOL.
I like chicken, but I NEED other flavors to dominate the dish. I don’t want to taste the chicken. I want to taste the garlic, and herbs, and onion, and all the seasonings to make it over the top delish!
This recipe was inspired by the basil growing in my garden. My container garden is mostly done for the year, but my basil plant is refusing to stop! I love basil. Give me all the bruschetta all day long. But of course, I need more recipes for basil than bruschetta.
Note: if you do not have fresh basil, you can still make this dish with dried basil! Just half the basil amount.
I love my cast iron skillet! What was life like before I welcomed this heavy pan into my kitchen?
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I also have to gush about the searing factor this skillet brings to the stovetop. Heat the pan on high and watch the seared brown flavors form on the meat and veggies you throw at it.
My favorite chicken part to use in this tomato basil skillet chicken recipe are boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I stock up whenever there is a great sale. I have found that they regularly go on sale in my grocery store every 6 weeks. Almost like clockwork! Check your grocery store ads.
Serve this tomato basil skillet chicken with your favorite pasta or polenta. It’s so delicious!
And there you have it! A perfect way to use up the overabundance of fresh basil from the garden and a delicious change up from spaghetti.