Cast Iron-Braised Chicken and Tomatoes

The braising of chicken and the added tomatoes keeps it moist and delicious! Everyone will love this dish! The key is the cast iron skillet. Any cast iron skillet will do, just make sure you have a lid! The beauty of this is that the flavors marry together in the skillet, and you won't need to add a ton of salt and seasonings! Have fun with this! Add your own spices and twists! You can go any direction.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
26 mins
2 large chicken breasts


  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 dash salt and pepper to taste

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, or to taste

  • ½ large onion, sliced

  • 1 dash garlic salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes


  1. Cut chicken breasts in half width-wise and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic salt; cook and stir until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer onions to a bowl.

  3. Combine chicken and flour in a resealable plastic bag; seal and toss until coated.

  4. Coat the bottom of the skillet with remaining olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in the hot skillet until browned, covering with a lid after 1 minute, about 5 minutes per side.

  5. Stir cooked onions and stewed tomatoes in with the chicken until steamy, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook until chicken is moist on the inside but still crispy on the outside, no more than 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
20g Fat
32g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 461mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 466mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.