Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet


Yes, a gluten-free Italian dinner is possible! This basil-loaded chicken recipe won't have anyone dreaming about pasta or pizza.

Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 - 1 ¼ pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup quartered fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 3 cup red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 4 cup fresh spinach

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoon finely shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet.

  2. Add mushrooms and onion to skillet. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms and onion are tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

  3. Return chicken to skillet; stir in tomatoes. Cook about 2 minutes or until heated through. Add spinach and basil; toss just until spinach is wilted.

  4. Divide chicken mixture among dinner plates. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
6g Fat
10g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 28.9mg 145%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 842mg 18%
Folate, total 92.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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