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Creamy sun-dried tomato chicken is a quick, easy one pan recipe with a delicious sauce that will have you licking your fingers! Serve this with pasta, brown rice or quinoa and you have a delicious dinner for your family.

Spoon dripping on sauce on a Creamy sun-dried tomato chicken breast.

Hey there! I’m Richa from My Food Story and I’m so excited to share this recipe for creamy sun-dried tomato chicken with you on Rachel’s blog! This recipe is one of our favourite dinners and everytime I make it, the family can’t get enough. I mean what’s not to love about chicken thighs and sun-dried tomatoes in the most delicious, creamy, garlicky sauce?

I don’t even need anything on the side because that sauce is enough to make me lick the pan clean!

This is a really easy, one pan recipe which makes me love this even more because who doesn’t like easy cleanup?! And because the list of ingredients is so small, this creamy sundried tomato chicken doesn’t need a ton of planning. As long as you have some sundried tomatoes in olive oil and chicken lying around, you are good to go.

Let’s talk about sundried tomatoes for a minute. Its one of those things that I can snack on because they are so addictive! I usually pick up a jar at the supermarket, even before the one at home gets over because I just can’t run out of them. We are using a lot of sundried tomatoes in this recipe because when they simmer in this sauce, they become really soft and the juices from them are what makes this sauce so delicious.

Bird's eye view of a Creamy sun-dried tomato chicken breast on some noodles in a bowl.

We are also going to cook everything in the oil from the jar of sundried tomatoes, but if you don’t have some available, feel free to use regular olive oil for this recipe.

Serving suggestions: I love serving this creamy sundried tomato chicken with my sauteed brown sugar bacon green beans and slow cooker mashed potatoes or you can just go ahead and serve this with pasta, like you see in the picture. It really depends on your mood!

And if you love chicken recipes, check out creamy bacon mushroom chicken which is another house favourite!

Creamy sun-dried tomato chicken sitting in sauce in a stainless steel pan.
Creamy sundried tomato chicken is a quick, easy one pan recipe with a delicious sauce that will have you licking your fingers! Serve this with pasta, brown rice or quinoa and you have a delicious dinner for your family.
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
  • 6 bone-in skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil from sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 teaspoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in a pan over medium high heat, and add chicken thighs. Sear on both sides for 3-4 minutes on either side.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in the same pan and add garlic, thyme and chilli flakes. Saute for a minute or two and add sundried tomatoes, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and cook covered for 20-25 minutes till the chicken is cooked through. Check after 15 minutes and add a little broth if necessary.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, stir in the heavy cream and parmesan and simmer for a minute or two before switching off the flame. Serve immediately.


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 933mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Dinner

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Absolutely delicious added some peas and broccoli and super easy to make


I made this today and my husband and I super like it… soooo…. tasty…

Heather Quinton

5 stars
Add some sauted mushrooms and a small block of cream cheese and spinach. OMG – SO DELICIOUS. Served this at a wedding buffet and people raved about it. Works great over rice or noodles.

Mari Lynn Bresler

This recipe was awesome!


5 stars
Added a couple handfuls of arugala and some Gemini mushrooms delish



Jane Hardcastle

Wow, winner winner chicken diner! Moist, tender and flavorful.

Kayla Robinson

Can you use chicken breasts stead? I don’t have chicken thighs on hand.

Yes. Your cooking time will be shorter as chicken breasts cook faster than chicken thighs.

5 stars
OUTSTANDING!! Just had for dinner. Made as recipe written except with the addition of portabella mushrooms (need to use) and Italian cheese blend along with the parm. I would give this a 10! Seasoning was perfect. I like textures in my food so served with multi grain pilaf and zucchini.

Linda-Jo Diamond

5 stars
Just made this and my family agrees….delicious! It was easy to make and I love having to only clean one pan!

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