Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken

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Stop the presses! This recipe is–hands down–the most delicious recipe you’ll make all month. It’s one of those healthy recipes that’ll have finicky eaters begging for more. It’s so quick to make that it’s almost criminal. Full of flavor, savory and tender, this dish is perfect for family dinner…and fancy enough to wow a dinner table full of guests!

Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken

Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 chicken breast and sauce | Calories: 333 | Total Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 76 mg | Sodium: 253 mg | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 28 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts filets
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup basil, freshly chopped


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic to oil and cook until aromatic, about 60 seconds.
  2. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then toss into the skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides, then add chicken broth and sun-dried tomatoes to the skillet, cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through. Remove cover, transfer chicken to serving platters.
  3. Stir in coconut milk into the skillet. Spoon sauce over chicken. Top with fresh basil, serve and enjoy!


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31 Comments on "Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken"

  1. Jenn  October 28, 2014

    can almond milk be substituted?

    • SkinnyMs  October 29, 2014

      Jenn, Yes it can.

  2. Pat  October 29, 2014

    Is this the coconut milk in a can or carton?

    • SkinnyMs  October 30, 2014

      Pat, Canned coconut milk.

      • Emiller  November 10, 2014

        I used unsweetened in a container, worked great.

  3. LisaM  November 2, 2014

    When you put the coconut milk into the frying pan do you allow it to cook in the pan for a little bit?

    • SkinnyMs  November 3, 2014

      Lisa M, Yes you can let it cook for a few minutes so that it will thicken.

  4. EHerb  November 7, 2014

    Looks delish….can this be made in advance and re-heated?

    • SkinnyMs  November 10, 2014

      EHerb, Yes this should reheat very well.

  5. Brian  November 10, 2014

    What size are the chicken breasts? Three ounces?

    • SkinnyMs  November 11, 2014

      Brian, Each chicken breast is 6 to 8 ounces.

  6. Emiller  November 10, 2014

    I made this last night with extra sundries toms, over brown rice. Delicious, and great leftovers.

  7. jeanne  December 3, 2014

    Are the sundried tomatoes in a jar or do they need to be rehydrated?

    • SkinnyMs  December 5, 2014

      Jeanne, The sundried tomatoes in the jar work well for this recipe.

  8. Shaina  January 2, 2015

    omg so good!!!! XD

  9. Michelle  February 12, 2015

    I first want to say that I use your website all the time for new recipes. I made this tonight and it was delicious. A big hit even with the picky eater I have around here.

    However, I think the calorie count is way off! I have found that, recently, when I put my ingredients into My Fitness Pal to create a recipe, your calorie count is significantly less than My Fitness Pal says. This recipe was almost 100 calories more. For someone who watches their calories very carefully, it's a big disappointment to think that you've been on target all day and then go over because you trusted the calorie counts listed here.

    That being said, this was excellent and I will make it again. I appreciate your recipes.

  10. Nina  February 20, 2015

    My clients absolutely love this recipe! But we were wondering, will Light Coconut Milk change the consistency of the "creamy" sauce?

    • SkinnyMs  February 20, 2015

      Nina, If your clients or you use the lite coconut milk, just let the sauce simmer down for 5 to 8 minutes over medium heat. This will thicken the sauce as some of the water will evaporate out.

  11. Christina  March 3, 2015

    What would you serve as a side dish with this?

  12. Carole  March 27, 2015

    I made this tonight, it was delicious! I let the coconut milk cook until the sauce thickened. I will make this often! Thank you for the recipe.

  13. Jenn  April 16, 2015

    Do you think this could be made in the crockpot?

    • SkinnyMs  April 17, 2015

      Jenn, Yes you can cook this on low in the crockpot for 4-6 hours. Check chicken after 4 hours.

  14. Arlene Kays  April 18, 2015

    This is absolutely delicious!! Will definitely make this again and again.

  15. Lauren  March 19, 2017

    Can you make this in the crockpot?

    • Gale Compton  March 19, 2017

      Lauren, Yes that would work. Add the ingredients and cook on low 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked through.

  16. Stacey  June 3, 2017

    This is by far one of my favorite dishes ever!

    • Nichole Furlong  June 3, 2017

      We’re glad you love the Sun-dried Tomato Chicken, Stacey!

  17. Michelle D Tumminello  January 28, 2018

    We just started the Paleo diet in the last month. Found this recipe and I’m so glad I did. This is definitely a keeper. Delicious!

  18. Susan  May 4, 2018

    Can I substitute Greek yogurt for coconut milk


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