Chicken Stew With Tomatoes and Onions

Would you like to prepare something delicious and healthy?

And summery?

And homely?

Then run to your kitchen and make this.

Because it’s good.

SO good.

These are the ingredients.

Simple, right?

1. Oh my, what’s happened here?

Okay, okay, I’ll try to be more descriptive… start by slicing the onions.

2. Then pour the olive oil into a larger pan and heat it up.

3. Place the onions into the pan and fry until soft and yellow.

4. Then peel and slice the garlic and add it to the onions.

Stir-fry for about 30 seconds.

5. Cut the chicken breasts into about 2-inch (5 cm) long strips.

6. Add the chicken to the pan.

7. Season with pepper (I added about 1/4 teaspoon).

8. Add salt (I used about 1 1/2 teaspoon) and stir thoroughly.

9. When the meat becomes white-ish on all sides add the canned tomatoes.

10. Then it’s time for the thyme… and oregano to join the show.

Stir thoroughly again.

11. Finally, add the mustard (not much, just a little) and the chicken broth and give it all a good mix.

Bring to boil and let cook for about 15 minutes.

And that’s all, dear friends – this simple.

Because I just love simple.

Simple is good for me.


You can serve this delish meal with rice or pasta.

And most of all, ENJOY!

This recipe makes about 4-5 servings.

17 thoughts on “Chicken Stew With Tomatoes and Onions

  1. 1
    Memoria says:

    This really is a simple and healthy dish! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2

    This is a really good dish; I use chicken a lot and I often run out of idea on what to do besides grilling them! You have just given me a great idea and I thank you for that (I am glad to see you are not shy when it comes to using garlic!)
    Have a great day! Joumana

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    grace says:

    homely. rustic. simple. these are just synonyms for comforting and delicious when it comes to describing food. what a great stew you’ve made–the mustard and thyme are terrific components!

  4. 4
    Rosa says:

    That dish looks so good! Lovely!



  5. 5
    Mary says:

    Oh wow! I LOVE easy and healthy! Looks delish! Great blog!

    Delightful Bitefuls

  6. 6
    Satakieli says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Found you via FoodGawker. I’m cooking this right now and it smells wonderful!

    I also have a random question for you, I’m not too good with wordpress, how did you do the recent posts and top recipes sidebar things? I’d love to have something like that on my blog. Thanks!

    • 6.1
      zoomyummy says:

      Hi! I’m glad you like the recipe – that always makes my day. And the sidebar – I’m sending you the answer via mail ’cause it’s quite lengthy… 🙂

  7. 7

    I was drooling by the time I got to the end of this post. I hope you’re happy.

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    yum! says:

    Excellent! Roommates loved it! Will add red and green peppers next time! 🙂

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    leemz says:

    Oh we loved it! 😀 Finest quick and simple chicken recipe I’ve ever made, made mine with chicken while my husbands with sausages and it was a big hit. We ate it without any side dishes. Not wanting to share even a tad bit, hehehehe

    Thank you sooooo much 😀
    Wish I had a better camera 🙁 sob sob

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    YK says:

    Hey I am just finishing up making this and it smells amazing. I love simple one-pan dishes.

    I want to make a suggestion for your recipes though. Instead of saying 2/3 can of tomatoes, it would be helpful to know the exact amount since there are different sized cans of tomatoes. Also, I sliced 3 onions and it was way too much so I ended up using about 1 1/2 to 2 onions. (i.e. 2 cups crushed tomatoes or 1 cup sliced onions)

    I hope this helps! I don’t mean to be a brat, these are things I noticed while making this dish. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. 11

    I just love this recipe, I’m making it very soon! I think your blog is amazing, and all your step by step photos are really helpful, I just discovered your blog, but I’m a follower now 🙂 Have a great new week!

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    Jessica Palilla says:

    Served it over pasta. AMAZING. Quick question though: What kind of canned tomatoes did you use (i.e. crushed, whole, etc)? Mine didn’t turn out as thick as yours looks in the pictures, so I thought I’d check and see . . . thank you for your fabulous website.

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    ellie says:

    Looks yummy! will have to make it for my family when i’m home from school this summer. Question: what size can of tomatos did you use? from the picture it looks like a 28oz can but I want to be sure.

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