Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Tomato and garlic chicken recipe

This simple tomato and garlic chicken dish is ideal for dinner any night of the week. It is healthy, low fat and tasty.

Serving Size:

Serves 4



  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 punnet (200g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 300g green beans, trimmed
  • 4 small chicken breasts (about 120g-130g each), sliced lengthways to make 2 steaks
  • oil spray


Heat a small saucepan on medium-low and add oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, oregano, sugar and water.

Cover and bring to a simmer before reducing the heat and cooking until tomatoes begin to breakdown a little. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.

While tomato sauce is cooking, steam green beans until tender (about 3-5 minutes).

Bring a non-stick frying pan to a medium-high heat, spray lightly with oil and add chicken steaks.

Cook chicken for 3 minutes, turn and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Remove chicken from the heat and rest on a board for a couple of minutes.

Serve chicken on beans and top with tomato sauce.


  • If you don’t have cherry tomatoes in the house, just use 200 grams of chopped tomatoes. You can also replace the beans with any green vegetable you’ve got in the fridge.
  • Slicing each chicken breast lengthways to make two thin steaks ensures the chicken cooks quickly and remains moist and tender.
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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