Tomato and garlic chicken

Tomato and garlic chicken


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.

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Serving Suggestions


  • 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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