Easy 30-Minute Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

This ridiculously Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken has only 4 ingredients* and takes only 30 minutes from start to finish!  It’s slightly sweet, slightly tangy, and hugely delicious!  Sun dried tomatoes have an intense flavor, so a little goes a long way and when rehydrated and blended, turn into a thick and lucious sauce.  The sauce coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It’s a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly!

*Note, the 4 ingredients do not count the water, salt, and pepper in this recipe.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts cooked on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Delicious Flavor and Good for You!

Sun Dried tomatoes are a wonderful ingredient to keep on hand in the freezer and pull out for an easy last-minute dinner.  They are tomatoes that are dried in the sun so all of the tomato flavors and nutrients concentrate.  Sun Dried tomatoes provide vitamins C and K, iron, and the antioxidant, lycopene, which makes them a healthy ingredient to add to your meals.

Have sun dried tomatoes leftover?  No problem!  Try this delicious and easy Mexican Pasta Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Dressing!

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts cooked on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR SUN DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming.  Prepping meals ahead can make ALL the difference!  So, here are the steps you can do the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge…

For this recipe, you can prepare it entirely in advance and let the chicken marinate in the tomatoes.  Then simply cook in the oven when ready to eat!

Start by making the sauce.  Add the Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Water, Garlic, Salt, and Pepper to a mini food processor.  My Cuisinart Mini Food Processor is one of my absolute favorite and most used gadgets in my kitchen!

Pulse to blend until creamy with small pieces of tomato.

Ingredients in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken.  It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Ingredients blended in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken.  It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

Add to 3 chicken breasts in bag, scoop the tomato sauce on top, then squish it around so all of the chicken is coated.   Marinate overnight or just mix and then transfer to baking sheet pan.  You can add a fourth chicken breast if you like, just check the recipe notes for ingredient increases.

Ingredients blended in food processor with chicken in bag for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Sun Dried Tomato sauce in bag with raw chicken. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Sun Dried Tomato sauce in bag with raw chicken. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

COOK YOUR SUN DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN 

Place the Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts on an oiled sheet pan and bake in a 400F degree oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts raw on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

NOTE!!  Let the chicken rest after you take it out of the oven!  You want it to rest for at least 5 minutes so that the juices from the chicken redistribute instead of seeping out.  This way, the chicken stays moist and juicy!

I like to slice each breast into 4 slices on an angle and then serve each person 3 slices.  Serve with rice, potatoes, pasta, or quinoa.  Add a salad or roasted vegetables and it’s an easy meal!  Try these delicious side dishes to go with this Sun Dried Tomato Chicken:

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

 

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts cooked on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
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30-Minute Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

This Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 30 Minute Meal, chicken, chicken dinner, easy dinner, easy recipes, sun dried tomato, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 Chicken Breasts, skinless, 8 oz each

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Add the Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Water, Garlic, Salt, and Pepper to a mini food processor.
    Ingredients in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  2. Pulse to blend until creamy with small pieces of tomato.
    Ingredients blended in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  3. Add to 3 chicken breasts in bag, seal the bag and squish it around to coat the chicken.  Then marinate overnight or just mix and then transfer to baking sheet pan for cooking.

    Sun Dried Tomato sauce in bag with raw chicken. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Cook!

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees when you are ready to cook.

  2. Place Sun Dried Tomato coated Chicken breasts on an oiled sheet pan and bake in oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

    Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts raw on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  3. NOTE!!  Let the chicken rest after you take it out of the oven!  You want it to rest for at least 5 minutes so that the juices from the chicken redistribute instead of seeping out.  This way, the chicken stays moist and juicy!

    Slice each chicken breasts into 4 slices on an angle.  Serve each person 3 slices and Enjoy!

    Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Recipe Notes

Note, serving size here is about 6 ounces per serving.  3 Chicken breasts each about 8oz, can then be sliced and served in 4 portions.  If you want to add a 4th chicken breast, simply increase the sun dried tomatoes to 3/4 cup and add a touch more water and olive oil to ensure you get a smooth texture with some small tomato bits.

2 thoughts on “Easy 30-Minute Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

  1. Oh my! Sundried Tomatoes and Chicken are a match made in heaven. And the flavor from marinating it overnight would make it so scrumptious. Your chicken looks so tender.

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