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A bowl of creamy tomato chicken with a side of white rice.

Creamy Tomato Chicken

  • Author: Asha
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Cuisine: Japanese


This delicious, creamy tomato chicken features tender stewed chicken, fresh rosemary, and Japanese mushrooms packed with umami flavour.



2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion

100 g shiitake or shimeji mushrooms*

1 clove garlic

400 ml canned tomatoes, whole or cut

1/4 cup (60ml) beef consomme**

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary

100 ml heavy cream

salt and pepper, to taste


Cut the chicken into large, bite-size pieces. Season them with salt and pepper, then set aside for now.

Next, mince the garlic clove and thinly slice the onion. If you are using shimeji, separate the mushrooms from each other. For shiitake, remove the stems and cut the caps into slices.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic, stir frying until the onion has softened.

Add in the chicken. Cook until the outside of the chicken has browned but it is not yet cooked through.

Next, add the mushrooms and canned tomatoes, including the juice from the can.

Stir in the consomme and fresh rosemary.

If you are using canned whole tomatoes, you should squish them a bit. I used whole baby roma tomatoes and squished about half of them since they are bite-sized anyways.

Place a lid on the pan and reduce the heat to low. Allow it to simmer for 20 minutes, occasionally giving it a stir.

When it is finished cooking, add in the cream and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve the creamy tomato chicken drizzled with a bit more cream. You can optionally sprinkle it with some parsley if you choose.


This recipe makes enough for 4 servings as a main when served with rice.

* If you don't have access to these Japanese mushroom varieties, you could substitute with cremini mushrooms.

** Consomme is a rich beef broth that is fat-free, clarified to remove impurities, and high in gelatin, which gives it loads of body in cooking. You can find it in the canned soup section. Otherwise, substitute with beef or chicken stock.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 127
  • Sugar: 4.4 g
  • Sodium: 750.9 mg
  • Fat: 8.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.7 mg

Keywords: creamy tomato chicken

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