Spicy Chicken in Tomatoes

Spicy Chicken In Tomato Sauce {Low-carb, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant, 30 minutes or less} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Spicy Chicken in Tomatoes is such a simple and fast Italian dish, that is packed with so much flavor! It is definitely a go-to when I don’t have a ton of time to cook! The sweet tomatoes pair so nicely with the added spices.

Spicy Chicken in Tomatoes

Spicy Chicken in Tomatoes

The Italian roasted vegetables are the perfect side-dish to compliment the flavors in this tomato based sauce. The best part? Use any vegetable you have on hand!

A perfect low-carb, paleo-friendly, Whole30 approved meal that takes only 20 minutes to prepare! Talk about a WIN!

Spicy Chicken in Tomatoes

Spicy Chicken in Tomatoes

Preparation 5 minutes 2017-08-22T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 10 minutes 2017-08-22T00:10:00+00:00 Serves 2     adjust servings


  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. organic chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, more to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cups whole plum tomatoes (in sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons chili sauce or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Optional: 2 handfuls fresh organic spinach

Roasted Green Beans


  1. Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Pat chicken dry. Season with Italian seasoning, sea salt, and pepper on both sides.
  3. Gently place chicken in pan. Let sear for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until all sides are nicely browned.
  4. Add crushed garlic and onion to the pan and sauté for 2 minutes or until the onions turn translucent.
  5. Lower heat to medium-low and add in tomatoes, basil, red pepper flakes if using, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until sauce has reduced and the chicken is fully cooked through.
  6. While sauce is simmering, pre-heat the oven to 350 ℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss green beans in olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper. Bake green beans for 10-15 minutes or until fully cooked through. When done, set aside until chicken has finished cooking.
  7. If adding spinach, add to the pan for the last 1-2 minutes of simmering until the spinach has started to wilt.
  8. Remove from heat. Serve hot with roasted green beans!
  9. Green Beans: Pre-heat oven to 350 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss green beans in garlic powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Place on the parchment lined baking sheet. Once oven is pre-heated, bake for 10-15 minutes, or until fully cooked.

Recipe Notes

  • This post was updated in March, 2017


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One comment on “Spicy Chicken in Tomatoes

  • I tried this recipe for dinner just now and it was absolutely amazing! I will definitely be trying more recipes from your site, thank you so much!


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