Chicken and Tomatoes have been a tried and tested combination that have stood the test of time. You can find it in pastas, salads, soups, and even entrees of both Western and Eastern origins. The mix of this sour-sweet fruit and the richness of chicken opens so many new avenues for chicken recipes that guests of all ages will love.
While chicken will forever be a constant, tomatoes come in many varieties – each suited for a certain type of dish. This juicy fruit can be placed in sandwiches, salads, pasta sauce, and many more. With all these varieties that you can play around with, you can challenge your imagination and create different dishes that bring out their unique attributes.
Let’s first look into some of these varieties, then you can get started with our top 4 Chicken Recipes. Now get those creative juices pumping!
These bite-sized fruits come in less than an inch! They’re great to eat as is, plus they make a great addition to summer salads. Some variants include Sweet 100, Sungold and Sunrise Bumblebee, the orange variety.
Salad Tomatoes are the well-known variety that a lot of chefs work with. These tomatoes work best in sandwiches and diced in salads. Compared to Cherry and Beefsteak tomatoes, Salad Tomatoes are more tart and juicy. They can even be cooked into tomato sauce for pasta dishes! Some sub-categories include Enchantment, Early Girl and Pantano Romanesco, which has a good balance of sweet and tart flavours.
Don’t be deceived by the name--there’s no beef here! Beefsteak tomatoes get their name from their large, meaty size. They can grow as big as 6 inches in diameter, and weigh as much as 1-3 pounds! They’re often used for sandwiches, particularly burgers.
Roma (Taste) Tomatoes
Roma Tomatoes, also known as Italian Plum Tomatoes, are perfect for sauces or pizza toppings because they thicken naturally when cooked. They can stay fresh for longer periods of time because they have low moisture content. As for their flavor profile, Roma Tomatoes are sweet and have a firm texture, not much juice and less seeds compared to other tomato categories. San Marzano and Big Mama are some varieties under this category.
Easy Recipes using Chicken and Tomatoes
Chicken Fillet with Tomato Salsa, Guacamole and Cilantro Mashed Potatoes
This Mexican-inspired dish makes use of sliced chicken breasts topped with fresh tomato salsa and guacamole with a bed of mashed potatoes on the side. Use diced Salad Tomatoes to add some sweetness in your salsa.
Asian Chicken and Tomato Salad
Start out your meal with a fresh salad featuring grilled chicken, a good mix of greens, and your choice of Cherry or Salad tomatoes! For an Asian touch, you can create a Miso Sesame Dressing to go with it, or even a sour Yuzu Vinaigrette. Make it Greek by adding in some Goat’s cheese--the possibilities are endless with these main ingredients in your salad!
Use Chicken and Knorr Tomato Pronto Sauce to create this lovely Italian dish! The sweetness of Roma Tomatoes will make it an enjoyable dish for kids! Top with melted mozzarella cheese for added gooiness while you’re at it!
You can even try out our Vegetarian alternative, which makes use of Gochujang to give an added spicy kick!
Honey Sriracha Chicken Burger
Use juicy Beefsteak Tomatoes to accentuate sweet and spicy flavors in this Asian-style Burger. Deep-fried Chicken coated in a Honey Sriracha glaze makes up the patty, with layers of fresh lettuce, mayonnaise and your prize-winning tomato! Encase in soft warm hamburger buns for a memorable dish that guests will enjoy.