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Garlic Tomato Butter Chicken

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This Garlic Tomato Butter Chicken is seriously a favorite at our house. I think it’s the vibrant color that my kids love, though the buttery, garlic tomato flavor is amazing as well, so you know… could be either.

What mom loves about it:

  • It makes a quick & easy weeknight dinner and we all could use more of those. You can have a complete meal on the table in less than an hour with very little work.
  • While it’s great right on the stove, it could also totally be prepared in the crockpot and slow cooked all day.
  • It can be served with anything you’d like – whole wheat pasta, brown rice (our favorite), quinoa, etc.
  • It’s so gooooood and even the picky eaters like it!

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Garlic Tomato Butter Chicken

Garlic Tomato Butter Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Great for an easy weeknight meal. In less than an hour you can have a complete, delicious, easy meal on the table that is full of wonderful flavor and even the picky eaters will love it.


  • 1 cup of tomato sauce, homemade or store bought
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 8 ounces 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breasts
  • basil, oregano or cilantro
  • pasta, rice or quinoa


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan on the stove, over low heat, melt the butter and saute the garlic for 1-2 minutes. Add the tomato sauce. Heat to boiling, then remove from heat.Stir to combine everything as much as possible.
  3. Rinse chicken and then pat dry with towel. Place chicken in a square glass baking dish. Cover with the sauce and bake in oven at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.
  4. While chicken is cooking, cook rice, pasta or quinoa and maybe grill up some veggies for a side dish.
  5. When chicken is done serve chicken and sauce over pasta, rice or quinoa.
  6. We topped ours with capers and some fresh purple basil and cilantro from our garden.

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Tuesday – Cabbage and Noodles from Blueberries and Blessings
Wednesday – Baked Feta with Olive Oil and Herbs from Shockingly Delicious
Thursday – Thai Prawn and Noodle Soup from Happy Baking Days
Friday – Garlic Tomato Butter Chicken from (ME!) Daily Dish Recipes

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Wednesday 3rd of December 2014

I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Thank you for sharing it.

Nicole Cook

Saturday 6th of December 2014

Jessica, thank you so much for the sweet comment. I'm so glad you liked it. It's still a favorite go-to meal around here since it takes such little time! Happy Holidays!

Family Foodie

Friday 28th of June 2013

This looks amazing and would be so good with some quinoa!

miss foodie fab

Monday 24th of June 2013

I love this, seeing how I love Indian food and this recipe reminds me of it.

Pam @ Blueberries And Blessings

Friday 21st of June 2013

This looks fabulous - the color is stunning! I need to try this - I think it would be a total winner in our house, too!

Nicole Cook

Friday 21st of June 2013

So good, but not very low fat... lol lots of butter but man, oh man it's good! haha (the color is my favorite part, I just love how it turns out!)


Friday 21st of June 2013

I love the combination of garlic and tomato and this looks delicious!

Nicole Cook

Friday 21st of June 2013

Thank you so much Katy!

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