03.10.22

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs

If you are looking for a way to jazz up some boneless, skinless chicken breasts, look no further than this easy Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Herbs. It is the perfect skillet meal to level up your weeknight dinner.
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs

In this recipe, chicken is dusted in flour, seared, then finishes cooking in the oven with a delicious cherry tomato sauce. While in the oven, the blistered cherry tomatoes burst open and make a delightful sauce with the chicken broth and lemon. Feta is also added on top of the chicken before placing the skillet in the oven and it adds a salty and creamy touch to the chicken, but you can easily omit it and the dish will still be great without it if you are looking for a dairy-free dinner. The feta can also be easily replaced with goat cheese or even mozzarella cut up into smaller pieces if preferred!  My favorite part? The dill garnish. I love the freshness the dill adds to this dish; however, any herb really works here! Try fresh oregano, basil or even parsley if you’d like! That is what is so great about this skillet — you can sub whatever you have on hand that night!

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs

All in all, this is the perfect weeknight dinner that my entire family devoured. Serve it alongside a side salad, roasted asparagus or brussels sprouts, or even a little pasta tossed with butter. Yum! 

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs
Serves: 4 People
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4.75 from 12 votes
Total Time25 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (approx. 2 lbs total)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup cassava flour can sub regular all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice or 1 lemon
  • 2 ounces feta cheese about ½ block *omit for Whole30, paleo or dairy-free option
  • ½ cup fresh dill fronds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place the chicken on a cutting board and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Using a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet, pound the chicken until it is a uniform thickness, about ½ inch thick. Discard the plastic wrap and season both sides of the chicken breast with the salt and pepper.
  • Place the cassava flour in a shallow bowl. Individually dredge the chicken in the cassava flour to evenly coat, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering, sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side (they don’t have to be cooked through). You will likely need to do this in 2 batches to not overcrowd the pan. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the garlic and tomatoes and cook, stirring, until the tomatoes are slightly blistered, about 2 minutes. Pour in the broth and the lemon juice and stir, scraping up the browned bits in the bottom of the skillet.
  • Nestle the chicken back into the skillet. Crumble the feta into large pieces all over the tops of the chicken and tomatoes. Transfer to the oven and cook, uncovered, until the cheese is golden brown, the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened and is bubbling, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Top with the fresh dill, serve and enjoy!

Food Photography and Styling by Eat Love Eats. 

 

20 Comments

  • Reply
    Lisa Springer
    May 16, 2022 at 3:11 am

    5 stars
    Flavors were so good! My sauce never thickened and feta didn’t brown. I was tempted to use arrowroot flour when I saw the recipe called for Cassava flour since I never seem to have any luck with Cassava thickening sauces. May try to finish it at 400 degrees instead of 375 as well.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    May 2, 2022 at 2:17 am

    Would boneless chicken thighs work in this as well? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Alex
      May 2, 2022 at 5:02 pm

      yes those would be delish!!

  • Reply
    Cathy
    April 26, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    5 stars
    So good. No changes necessary.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    April 22, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    This was soooooo good! My husband, who hates tomatoes, said, ” I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the tomatoes are my favorite part!” Even the picky kids ate it! It was so quick and easy. I did use basil instead of dill, because I had it in the fridge. Going to serve it over pasta next time with some bread!! Felt very Italian!!!

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    Olivia
    April 20, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    5 stars
    This was delicious and so easy! My local store had absolutely no fresh dill, so I used a dried dill to garnish and it still tasted great. Loved by the entire family.

  • Reply
    Aften
    April 4, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    5 stars
    Holy wow. What an easy dish! This recipe even gave me enough time while chicken was cooking to tidy up my mess! Kid and husband friendly!

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    Sharon
    March 31, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    This was awesome! Came together very easily. I do a different version of this with an Italian flair and Parmesan here’s, I love the flavor of the lemon and feta cheese, brings a whole new dimension to it. Thanks.

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    Mallaree Niner
    March 21, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    5 stars
    Another delicious and easy recipe Alex!!! I loved this one

    • Reply
      Alex
      March 22, 2022 at 5:14 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    Cassie
    March 19, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Can I use the flour that I have- almond or arrowroot?

    • Reply
      Alex
      March 22, 2022 at 5:15 pm

      Arrowroot may get a little gummy in this recipe– I’d opt for all-purpose flour

  • Reply
    Lisa
    March 17, 2022 at 1:48 am

    5 stars
    This was a GREAT weeknight meal! So quick and easy, simple ingredients, and tons of flavor!

    • Reply
      AD
      March 20, 2022 at 7:01 pm

      2 stars
      Came together easily, but lacked flavor and did not keep well at all as leftovers.

  • Reply
    Sarah R
    March 16, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    5 stars
    This was really great! Easy enough for a weeknight meal, but I could see this also working for a dinner party. Delicious, Alex!

  • Reply
    Alicia
    March 15, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    5 stars
    This is the first recipe I’ve tried and it was amazing! Easy to put together with ingrediants I had on hand. Looking forward to trying more!

  • Reply
    Emily
    March 15, 2022 at 12:34 am

    5 stars
    This was great! Came together easily and cooked in the time noted. Next time I’ll double the tomatoes!

  • Reply
    Valerie
    March 13, 2022 at 4:27 am

    5 stars
    So delicious!!

    • Reply
      Alex
      March 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks so much!!

  • Reply
    Stefanie T
    March 11, 2022 at 12:35 am

    5 stars
    Amazing!! Made this for dinner tonight. Super easy, and flavorful. Thanks Alex for another great recipe!

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