Easy Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes – Low Carb and Gluten Free


Low carb recipe from I Breathe I'm HungryWhen I tell you that this recipe is easy, you can take it to the bank. I even put the word “easy” in the title, because seriously – even a monkey (or your least favorite celebrity chef) could make this dish.

Necessary internet disclaimer: If you have a monkey and your monkey botches this recipe, I cannot be held responsible. It’s not my fault that your monkey is an idiot.

Please don’t let the lack of fancy ingredients or complicated instructions fool you – this is one of the tastiest ways to eat chicken that I know of.

Crispy, salty, juicy, and slightly sweet from the slow roasted tomatoes – there isn’t much more you could ask for from a dinner recipe.

Did I mention it was easy?

Here’s how it’s going to go down. Put your chicken and halved tomatoes in a baking dish.  Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Drizzle some olive oil over it. Throw on some fresh herbs (I used thyme), to add flavor and make it all fancy and stuff.

All that hard work should take about 2.3 minutes, and look like this:

Low Carb Chicken Recipe from Mellissa Sevigny at I Breathe Im Hungry

Throw that business in the oven at 375 degrees (F) and then go help your kids with their homework, do some dishes, fold laundry, have a martini, make some Cheesy Cauliflower Puree, and when you come back an hour later it will look like this:

Keto Friendly Chicken Recipe from Mellissa Sevigny at I Breathe I'm Hungry

Plate, serve, and bask in the glory of a job well done. The end.

Low Carb Main Dish Recipe from Mellissa Sevigny at I Breathe I'm Hungry


Easy Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes – Low Carb and Gluten Free

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh and 2 tomato halves

Easy Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes – Low Carb and Gluten Free

A delicious low carb chicken recipe that is so easy to make, a monkey could do it.


  • 4 large chicken thighs
  • 4 large Roma tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place chicken thighs in a baking dish. Wash the Roma tomatoes and cut them in half. Place on the same baking dish as the chicken, cut side up. Season the chicken and tomatoes with salt and pepper. Drizzle the olive oil over the top. Sprinkle with fresh thyme. Roast at 375 degrees (F) for one hour. Serve.


Approx nutrition info per serving: 409 calories, 28g fat, 1.5g net carbs, 36g protein

PS. If your monkey made this for you and did a good job, be sure to tell them – monkeys have feelings too. Also send pictures ASAP – and if said monkey could be wearing a tiny apron whilst making the recipe that would be PERFECT.

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  1. Jan

    No monkey :) But I’m saving this for when tomatoes actually taste like tomatoes again. I like easy.

    • Mellissa Sevigny
      Mellissa Sevigny03-21-2014

      I don’t have a monkey either Jan, but it would be awesome if I did and it made dinner. Sigh. Maybe someday! ha ha! One thing I love about roasting tomatoes is that it makes even the dullest, most flavorless of winter tomatoes taste like heaven! Hope you like it!

      • Kathi

        Wasnt there a Curious George where he was cooking “pisghetti?” Pretty sure there was a cute illustration that included him in an apron.

        Now I want to go find the book!

        • Mellissa Sevigny
          Mellissa Sevigny03-23-2014

          I think there was! I remember seeing one of the TV episodes when my son was younger!

      • Jan

        You were right about the tomatoes, Melissa – I couldn’t believe how good those pink, tasteless things tasted :)

  2. Amy | Club Narwhal
    Amy | Club Narwhal03-21-2014

    Mellissa, even without a pet monkey, I think I could pull this easy meal off :) This looks perfect for those weeknight dinners when the last thing I want to cook (but know that I should try to east something other than a bowl of cereal for the eighth meal in a row!). I love one pan meals and can’t wait to try this out!

    • Mellissa Sevigny
      Mellissa Sevigny03-23-2014

      I’m sure you could pull this off Amy! And yes, this is the perfect easy dinner that requires very little effort, but tastes like you slaved all day!

  3. juliendbq

    This sounds so yummy and easy … a perfect combination for me! Other than adding more oil to the chicken and tomatoes, do have a side dish that would put the fat percentages higher than the protein? Perhaps a salad with a high fat dressing?

    • Mellissa Sevigny
      Mellissa Sevigny03-23-2014

      A salad and dressing would be the perfect side, you could also serve it with the cheesy cauliflower puree.

      • juliendbq

        I agree on the cheesy cauliflower puree, but was looking to kick up the fat percentages.

        I just have to say, … I made the Easy Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes for dinner yesterday and WOW! I LOVED IT!!! My husband loved it too, but his palate is not so discriminating. I’m a much tougher sell, but this has become my new company dish (simple, yet elegant). And what you said about bumping up the flavor of winter tomatoes … BINGO! Thank you so much, Mellissa, for this wonderful recipe!

  4. shannon

    you have to love dinners that take you 3 minutes to throw together, amiright? yes. i make this (or a version of this) quite a bit, and i always think it’s super satisfying (and roasted tomatoes, especially right now, are the only tomatoes for me until late summer). love this.

  5. JenniferO

    I can’t seem to pin any of your images these days :-( Pinterest gives a “cannot fetch the image message.”

  6. Sandy

    I am making this tonight for a group so I’m making 8 thighs and 6 drumsticks. Do I need to cook it longer than the recipe states?

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