Chicken Saute in Tomato-Vinegar Sauce

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by evelynathens

Nose-tinglingly good. The tomato-vinegar combination really makes the chicken taste wonderful

Top Review by Leta8076

This is an excellent recipe to dress up boneless chicken breasts. Flavorful and very complimentary to the chicken. I was not sure what was wanted in step 6, so I butterflied the breasts. This worked very well as it allowed them to cook through with just the right golden brown coloring. I had to simmer the sauce about 45 minutes, but I may have had the burner to low being cautious not to simmer to rapidly. The tomatoes never did break up and the mixture was not coming to the consistency I expected, so I used my immersion blender and blended it just about a minute, until the tomatoes pureed. This brought it to a very smooth and slightly thickened sauce consistency. The finishing step (14) with the butter was the crowning touch, making it a very creamy topping for the chicken breasts. I served a salad on the side and strawberries with sweetened whipped cream. A delicious meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tblsp oil in large saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and reserved juice, stock, vinegar and bay leaf.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer gently until reduced to sauce consistency, about 25 minutes (can be prepared 1 day ahead).
  6. Cut each breast in half cross-wise.
  7. Season with rosemary and salt and pepper.
  8. Heat remaining 2 tblsps of oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  9. Add chicken, skin side down.
  10. Saute until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  11. Transfer to platter; keep warm.
  12. Add sauce to same skillet and bring to simmer, scraping up any browned bits.
  13. Reduce heat to low.
  14. Mix in butter, whisking, 1 piece at a time.
  15. Stir in parsley.
  16. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning, adding more vinegar if a sharper flavour is desired.
  17. Discard bay leaf.
  18. Spoon sauce over chicken.
  19. Serve with rice.

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