Smashed Tomato Chicken

A classic dish of tomatoes, wine and chicken made even more delicious by using fresh grape tomatoes!
Smashed Tomato Chicken Served on top of Rice
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Smashed Tomato Chicken Served on top of Rice

If you don’t like tomatoes,  or even if you just like tomatoes, close this recipe and walk away. Pour yourself a glass of wine and peruse my other recipes, because this is definitely a dinner dish for the tomato lover.

This recipe is one pot, fast, foolproof and delicious. I threw it together when I had an abundance of grape tomatoes and chicken breast to use up quickly.

You simply dredge the chicken breast through spices and flour, cook it in oil and butter then add in the tomatoes.

chicken breast dredged through spices and flour in a skillet with oil and butter and tomatoes

Once those tomatoes are soft and cooked, you are going to smash them. And that’s going to be fun and completely satisfying.

Then you are going to add in some awesome with white wine and spices.

Top down shot of Smashed Tomato Chicken Served on top of Rice

And that, my friends, is that.

Serve this plain if you are looking to cut carbs or serve it with some rice to soak up that delightful sauce. I loved this dish for so many reasons, but mainly because the warm, fresh tomatoes were so satisfying to eat. When you leave a few of them whole and then pop them against the roof of your mouth while eating…bliss. Just bliss.

Don’t, however, pierce the whole tomatoes with your fork and try to eat them. Just ask Mike, who literally got a shirtful of tomato juice when he did that.

Yip. Wife of the year, right here. Well, you would think he would know not to do that, right? So in fairness I am warning you that cooked whole tomatoes will explode when you pierce them, so just scoop them up and pop them into your mouth. Then you can burst them with your teeth- my favorite part!

So, is it just me, or does the title Smashed Chicken bring up thoughts of the wine used in this dish? Or is it just me and my wine brain? Either way, whether it’s from the wine or the actual smashed tomatoes, I loved the name I came up with for this dish!

Happy cooking everyone!



Smashed Tomato Chicken

A classic dish of tomatoes, wine and chicken made even more delicious by using fresh grape tomatoes!
5 from 1 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Main Course
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 pieces boneless skinless chicken breasts butterflied and halved into 4 OR 3-4 whole chicken breasts.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar optional taste your sauce first


  • Combine flour and seasonings. Dredge both sides of the chicken in the flour, shaking off the excess. If you want whole chicken breasts, use 4, if you want smaller portions, butterfly two breasts into four pieces, the choice is yours.
  • Place olive oil and butter into a large skillet and heat up. Place chicken breasts in skillet and start cooking.
  • Once the chicken is almost completely cooked, add in the tomatoes and garlic.
  • Cook on medium-high until the tomatoes are soft and warm, charring is ok if it happens!
  • Using a potato masher, smash around 2/3 of the tomatoes slighty to release their juices.
  • Add in the white wine and spices, making sure to scrape any browned bits off the bottom of the pan and into the sauce.
  • Cook further until the chicken is done and taste : if needed add in white sugar to cut the acidity. You may not need this depending on the wine that you used.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over rice or plain.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 349mg, Potassium: 299mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1390IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Old Fat Guy says

    Very nice looking chicken recipe!

    The Old Fat Guy

  2. Sabine Dumdei Vanderkley says

    Made this last night! Hubby said it was pretty good (which is good because he is super picky) and I loved it! Yum!

  3. Pat Faryna Langridge says

    Looks delicious. Going to cook on Sunday.

  4. Sue Money says

    Looks yummy. Think I might do this in my slow cooker

  5. Janj An says

    I might have to make it this weekend now.. mmmm!

  6. Janj An says

    That looks fantastic!! I think my mom used to make this but with sunny side up eggs instead of chicken as a meatless monday dish

  7. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Let me know what you think! We really enjoyed it!

  8. Sabine Dumdei Vanderkley says

    i think i might try this on Monday night! thanks!

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