Chicken with Tomato Sauce

How to make Chicken with Tomato Sauce.

This simple Spanish chicken with tomato sauce recipe is a popular homemade dish that uses ingredients most Spaniards have on hand. You can use chicken drumsticks or chicken breasts — really whatever you prefer.

Ingredients: Serves 4 people

  • 8 drumsticks you can substitute chicken breasts if you prefer
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 ripe tomatoes diced (or 2 cans of whole tomatoes, diced)
  • 5 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and lightly dust with flour.
  • Heat a heavy skillet (cast iron or stainless steel is ideal) with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Sear the chicken on all sides until golden.
  • Add the onion, garlic and pepper and sauté for about one minute.
  • Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, or until reduced by half.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover for 10 minutes (or until the chicken is fully cooked).
  • Remove the lid and let the sauce reduce over a very low simmer if it’s still too thin.
  • Take off the heat and let the dish sit for at least 30 minutes for best flavor.
  • Serve with rice or with your favorite potato dish.
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