Creamy Tomato & Basil Chicken Skillet

How to make a Creamy Tomato and Basil Chicken Skillet.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, optional
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken and brown on both sides, for about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  5. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, heavy cream, garlic, and basil leaves to a blender and process until smooth.
  6. Add to the pan and bring to a simmer.
  7. Add chicken back to the pan along with cherry tomatoes, cover, and reduce heat.
  8. Let it simmer until chicken is cooked through, for about 5 minutes.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. If a thicker sauce is desired, stir cornstarch into 1 tablespoon cold water and then stir into sauce.
  11. Sauce will thicken as you simmer.
  12. Serve with torn fresh basil leaves and enjoy!
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