One Pan Roast Chicken with Tomato Sauce

You can never have enough chicken recipes. Chicken is so versatile and often a crowd pleaser. This one pan roast chicken, okay 2 pans, if you count the other one to boil pasta 😉 is easy, delicious and made up of ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Roast Chicken with Tomato Sauce




2 Tablespoons of olive oil

4 chicken thighs

Salt and pepper  (unless chicken was brined, then leave this out)

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

½ teaspoon oregano

1-24 ounce can of crushed  tomatoes

1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

¾ cup of frozen peas

4 ounces of feta


In a heavy bottomed large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. If you did not brine the chicken thighs, salt and pepper them. Remove chicken and add onions, garlic and oregano to the skillet and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the can of tomatoes and the vinegar. Stir. Place the chicken back into the skillet and place into the oven for 12 minutes, covered.  Uncover and cook for another 25 minutes. Add peas and cook for another 10-12 minutes.  Serve over your favorite pasta or zoodles and crumble feta on top.


This fed our family of 5 for dinner plus enough was left over for 3 lunches with the pasta. You can easily double this recipe to feed more or freeze for a quick meal another time.

TIP: If you are going to brine the chicken, here is my brine recipe, but you probably only need to make 1/4 of it since this recipe is for a turkey 🙂

During the holidays you need easy, one pot meals that are good enough to feed guests. Try this or one of these easy recipes:

3 Easy 10 Minute Meals

Super Easy Pasta Night

Stay tuned for the first holiday cookie recipe tomorrow!

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18 thoughts on “One Pan Roast Chicken with Tomato Sauce”

  1. One pan dishes are my favorite! Less mess and ready to eat faster! Thanks for sharing this. I’m def going to have to add this to our cookbook. Sounds delicious

    1. We had a version of this last night but I used eggplant instead of chicken, you can always try that for you and add some sausage or chicken after for the hubby 😉

  2. One pan meals are the way to go when you’re trying to make a quick and easy weeknight dinner. This one sounds delicious. My family loves roast chicken, so I think this is something they would like to try.

    1. This (or a version of it) is in our regular meal rotation. The kids and husband all like it! Let me know if you try it!

    1. Leftovers for lunch are the best and my kids think I’m crazy, but I eat leftovers for breakfast sometimes!

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