Basil Tomato Chicken Skillet (Paleo + Whole30)

My favorite dinners are quick, easy and of course flavorful!  This one pot meal is filled with all the goods including bacon, caramelized tomatoes and rich pesto.



  • 8oz bacon, diced
  • 2 cups white onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs ground chicken breast
  • 1 tsp salt, divided 
  • 1¾lbs cherry tomatoes (I used 3-10oz containers)
  • 1-6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 cup paleo pesto (I use No Crumbs Left’s recipe)
  • ½ cup basil, chopped



  • In a large saute pan cook bacon.
  • Once cooked remove bacon and set aside.  Leave the bacon grease in the pan.
  • Add the onions and cook until beginning to caramelize.
  • Add garlic and cook until soft.
  • Add ground chicken and break up clumps.  Add ½ tsp salt
  • Once chicken is cooked through and browned, remove from pan and set aside with bacon.
  • Add tomatoes to the pan.  Cover about cook for about 12 minutes until tomatoes soften.
  • Stir in tomato paste and ½ tsp salt.  Continue to cook covered for another 10 minutes to allow steam to release from tomatoes.
  • Remove lid and use a wooden spoon to crush tomatoes.
  • Add pesto to the sauce and mix in.
  • Return ground chicken and bacon back to the pan.  Mix to combine.
  • Stir in basil and simmer 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy! 

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