Chicken with Saucy Tomatoes

// Chicken with Saucy Tomatoes

Prep Time

6 min

Cook Time

10-12 mins

Free Time

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Tomatoes and chicken are cooked together to make a delicious, slightly sweet sauce, then the chicken is broiled to brown and crisp the skin.

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The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 1 cup (150g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 (225g) chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine tomatoes, tomato paste, olive oil, garlic, oregano, and smoked paprika in the Anyday dish and m thoroughly.
  2. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Lay the thighs skin-side down on top of the tomato mixture. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave at Power Level 6tooltip for 9-10 minutes.
  4. , or until tomatoes are soft and jammy and chicken is cooked most of the way through.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat your broiler.
  6. Transfer the chicken thighs to a sheet tray, skin side up. Broil for 2-3 minutes (internal note: NO WATTAGE calculation necessary), or until skin is browned and crisp. Keep an eye on it, since it will go fast!
  7. Spoon sauce over chicken to serve.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Garnish with fresh parsley, chervil, or dill.
  • Add a can of cooked beans for extra heartiness.
  • Add some japaleños for a spicier and brighter alternative.

Recipe notes

  • Make this recipe with chicken drumsticks and use the cooking time suggestions in the How to Microwave Chicken Drumsticks for guidance. If needed add a few extra minutes..
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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