This Chipotle Chicken Skillet Recipe is made with tender and delicious chicken breasts simmered in tomatoes with onions and garlic. A delicious meal in 30 minutes all in one dish!

Have you ever started to make a dish and then find out you don’t have all the ingredients that you thought you had? That is exactly how this Chipotle Chicken Skillet recipe came to our table.

I was making a dish that called for a can of diced tomatoes. I always have diced tomatoes in my cupboard, or so I thought! It turned out the night I made this recipe, I only had chipotle flavored tomatoes.

Chipotle Chicken Skillet Recipe

Adapting the recipe midway through cooking!

While searching through my cupboard for the diced tomatoes I did come across a can of diced tomatoes with chipotle peppers. I set it aside. No way was that going to work. My recipe called for balsamic vinegar and I couldn’t mix balsalmic vinegar and chipotle chicken!

After more digging I finally realized I had to change my plan. The chicken was already in the pan cooking….so I decided what the heck. I’ll use the tomatoes with chipotle and just wing it. That is when I realized that many times when I do have to “wing it” that I end up with something I really love!

Grumpy did enjoy it, but I was told I don’t have permission to cook chicken anymore. Ha ha, right. If he wants me to make something other than chicken now, he can either help me decide what to have before dinner, or just keep quiet about it and eat. I will admit I have made a lot of chicken lately….but only to you. I’ll never admit that to Grumpy!

What to serve with Chipotle Chicken Skillet recipe

When I first made this Chipotle Chicken recipe I served it over rice. However, if you’re not a rice fan, these Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Onion recipe would be delicious, or if you want a complete low carb Keto recipe, try serving it with Garlic Mashed Cauliflower.

Other Chicken Skillet Recipes you may like

While Grumpy isn’t the biggest fan of chicken, we need variety with our weeknight meals. So, since I am the cook, I create chicken recipe to do just that!

Some of my favorite recipes that are easy to make and are full of flavor are made with chicken! Chicken Thighs with Cilantro Sauce and Sweet Chili Lime Chicken are two of my very favorites!

Chipotle Chicken over rice
Yield: 3 servings

Chipotle Chicken Skillet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Chicken simmered in chopotle tomato sauce and served over rice or cauliflower rice.


  • 3 (4 ounces each) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with chipotle peppers


  1. Heat oll in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and saute until onions are translucent
  3. Place chicken in skillet and season with salt and papper. Cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook until sauce begins to boil. Turn the head down and simmer chicken for 30 minutes, or until chicken no longer pink inside.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 55mgSodium 935mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 23g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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