This Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe is incredibly delicious, it’s really hard to believe it’s SO easy and is just 1 Point per serving!!

I came across the original version at Menu Musings, and I was eager to give it a try and see if my slimmed down version could look and taste as good.

Tomato Basil Chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken

The recipe is pretty basic, so I only needed to make a few small tweaks to make it Weight Watchers friendly. The outcome is unreal…moist, juicy chicken smothered in the most decadent tomato basil sauce you can imagine.

Tomato Basil Chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken

This easy, low Points chicken recipe has become a staple around here for when I’m just too busy or tired to put a lot of effort into cooking. But by the taste of it, you’d think I spent hours slaving away in the kitchen. Serve over pasta or eat as is. Enjoy!

Tomato Basil Chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken

Tomato Basil Chicken


Wendy Zitzman
3.88 from 47 votes
Tender chicken breasts cooked in a silky fresh tomato basil sauce, makes for one seriously delicious and healthy Weight Watchers dinner recipe. It’s incredibly easy to prepare and is a dish the whole family will love.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings6 servings


  • 1 ½ lbs skinless - (boneless chicken breasts, cut into 6 fillets)
  • 2 tbsp light butter
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes - (halved)
  • 4 garlic cloves - (minced)
  • ½ cup fresh basil - (chopped)
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Spray a medium sized non-stick skillet with non-fat cooking spray or an olive oil mister and set over medium high heat.
  • Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, pepper and oregano. Place into pan and cook about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until chicken is almost entirely cooked through.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and then add in the tomatoes and garlic. Cook for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add in basil and butter, and stir until combined. Season with additional salt and pepper as desired. Turn heat to low and let sit for about 5 more minutes.


Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 fillet with sauce
Each serving = 1 Point*
*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value 


Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Main IngredientChicken Recipes
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  1. Had an excess of basil. Found this recipe. Absolutely delicious! Will be adding to my repertoire

  2. great i just made it and it was fantastic. I made a couple of changes
    1 added 1/2 cup chicken stock
    2. added a ton of garlic
    3. 1 cup of basil
    4. 1 large onion
    served with noodles and it was a winnnnnner.

  3. I really love the flavor of this. My husband even ate the tomatoes… And he hates tomatoes. Like some of the other commenters, mine was not we at all. Wish I would have thrown in a little broth, though I didn’t need it. Tasty though.

  4. I’m not on Weight Watchers so not counting points or anything, just trying to cook healthier family meals. I used real butter and also added a package of frozen baby spinach because well I add spinach to a lot of things lol. Great way to add some veggies in and goes perfectly with this dish.

  5. We made this last night and loved it. I will say that my tomatos did not give off enough liquid though. So next time I will chop up and add a very ripe large tomato or two to help ad more sauce. I would rather do that than dilute the marvelouus flavor with chicken broth. And, you don’t need to be watching your weight to enjoy this, as it is amazing. Thanks for a wonderful meal that even presents just as your photo looks….guest worthy!

  6. Nilda jacobs Reply

    I just made this for dinner! Delicious and very easy to make. Will be a regular at my house!

  7. Just made this for dinner tonight. It was a delicious. We used full fat butter versus Light since there are so many chemicals in light butter. It only made it two points more which I thought was fine. Thanks for continuing to it out great recipes.

  8. All I can say is Wow ! This is so good and healthy. Very impressed !

  9. I made this tonight and it was soooo good. Hard to believe the amount of flavor from such simple ingredients. It will be even better when the summer tomatoes come out. The taste coupled with the ease of making this dish (I didn’t even halve the tomatoe) makes it a winner. If you want more juice cover it after adding the tomatoes. That way you’ll have more sauce to plate it over some pasta or zucchini noodles like I did.

  10. Trying this tonight!!! I think I will add 1/3 cup of white wine to enhance the flavor. With this dish being s low in Points I will gladly give it a dash of wine.

  11. I just made this and can’t believe how good it came out! I added a little bit of red onion and also some cayenne for a nice spice.

  12. I just made this for dinner and it might be my new favorite thing. I added a ton of chopped broccoli and spinach.

  13. I made this tonight for dinner. So yummy. I did have to add a splash or two of fat free chicken stock because the tomatoes did not produce enough liquid. I also added baby spinach. There were no leftovers.

  14. Brianne Geiger Reply

    Anyone try coconut oil instead of butter? I don’t have Paleo friendly ghee available and I wanted to make this tonight.

  15. This was fabulous! So easy to make and minimal cleanup. Even my picky eaters loved it!

  16. After the chicken and tomatoes were cooked, I added about a pound of spinach leaves along with the basil and butter. My kids FOUGHT over them! :)

  17. Yum – used basil, cherry tomatoes and a banana pepper all fresh from my garden in this recipe tonight, was a big hit with my family. I did use real butter so added an extra point to each serving. This will definitely show up on our table again!

  18. Made this tonight…fabulous!! My teenage son’s 2 friends joined us as well and they raved about it! So simple and soooo much flavor- top of my go to list

  19. Looks like a great recipe, so I’ll give it a try. However, 2 T of light butter? What’s the point? Just use real butter instead of that awful stuff passing itself off as butter. All one needs to do is look at the ingredient list of Brummel and Brown spread.

  20. wow I tried the basil chicken tonight and it was fabulous!! I’m sharing this with my Weight Watchers group at the next meeting!

  21. ChristinaMuse Reply

    There is pretty much liquid on the photo, but there are no liquid or juicy ingredients, exept tomatoes. Can somebody explain?

  22. This was fabulous!! I didn’t have basil because I couldn’t find it at the grocery store. I substituted parsley and chives. Delicious…will go in my regular rotation.


    • Cheryl Ann Reply

      Michelle, the fresh Basil is kept in the produce section at my grocery store. In a plastic bag with some water in the bottom. Maybe that is where your store has it.

  23. I’m wondering if some crushed tomatoes could be substituted for the fresh. Sounds great!

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      Yes, absolutely. Though, the taste of the fresh tomatoes in incomparable. :)

  24. I made this recipe last night, it was yummy. I think next time I would add a little crused red pepper to give it a kick.

  25. Christine Davis Reply

    can’t wait to try this one out even though the hubby doesn’t like “hot” tomatoes, I’m making it anyway. he can eat around them. :)

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