One Dish Chicken and Tomato

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I’ve been making this recipe for my family for years. It’s one of those go-to easy, one dish meals you can put together in 30 minutes or less. And…it tastes great!

This recipe is so versatile. In this version, I’m using broccoli. But, you can use what you have in the refrigerator. I’ve often switched it up with spinach, zucchini, squash. Whatever is on hand! The sweetness of the tomatoes combined with the garlic and onions compliment the chicken so well.

I’ll typically cook up some brown rice, white rice, or pasta as a base to soak up all that delicious sauce. Pair it perfectly with a side of garlic bread or fresh garden salad.

Prepare the ingredients

For this recipe, I’m using 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts. This feeds our family of 3 with a little leftover. We love our leftovers! Serve the next day for lunch on a slice of bread with all the juices, YUM! I digress.

I like to make strips of chicken for this recipe but feel free to cut you chicken into chunks.

Next, chop the onion, garlic and broccoli. I like using fresh broccoli but if you have frozen, that works too! You can always substitute your favorites here. Zucchini works beautifully with this dish, as does spinach.

Cook the Chicken

Now, preheat a large skillet with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Add the sliced chicken and cook thoroughly. Sprinkle 1 tsp italian seasoning and the garlic on over the cooked chicken. I used a premixed dry blend here. But, feel free to use fresh seasonings if you have them on hand. Lightly salt and pepper.

While the chicken is cooking, start your instant rice or pasta. Whichever you prefer to have soak up all the sweet sauce from the tomatoes. Today, I used Uncle Ben’s Instant Brown Rice.

Add Tomatoes and Veggies

Next, add your chopped onion, broccoli and can of diced tomatoes to the pan and bring to a boil. Cover your pan with a lid and reduce the heat to medium low. Let cook for about 10-12 minutes or until your broccoli is steamed and the flavors combine.

Serve and Enjoy!

This is a great meal on it’s own or served over rice or pasta. Pair it with a slice of garlic bread or fresh garden salad.

One Dish Chicken and Tomatoes

Easy, healthy, sweet and flavorful dish made in 30 minutes. Serve over your favorite rice or pasta.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 1 large skillet with cover


  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 2 Bonless Chicken Breast cut into strips
  • 28 oz Can of Diced Tomato 
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Small Onion diced
  • 1 Head of Broccoli Florettes chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Instant Cook Brown Rice or Pasta


  • Cut chicken breast into strips or bite size chunks.
  • Dice 1 small onion.
  • Mince 2 garlic cloves.
  • Cut broccoli into bite size florets.
  • Preheat a skillet with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add chicken to the skillet and cook thoroughly.
  • Meanwhile, cook instant rice or pasta according to directions.
  • Season chicken with 1 tsp italian seasoning and the minced garlic.
  • Lightly salt and pepper.
  • Open can of diced tomatoes and add to the skillet.
  • Add onion and broccoli florets. Stir.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low.
  • Cook covered for about 10-12 minutes or until broccoli is steamed.
  • Serve immediately on top rice or pasta. Enjoy!


This is such a versatile recipe that can accommodate all kinds of variations.
Here are some other options. Use what you have in the fridge!
  • Add spinach
  • Substitute cauliflower 
  • Substitute zucchini or squash
  • Add peas
  • Serve over riced cauliflower instead of rice
Pair this dish with garlic bread or a fresh garden salad. 
Did you change it up? Share your variation in the comments below.