Chicken Roasted with Cherry Tomatoes and Balsamic on Talk of The Town

In my garden, cherry tomatoes linger well into October. Here is a a simple warming chicken dish that makes great use of the sweet small beauties. Sauté the chicken to a beautiful brown in an oven proof skillet, then finish in the oven to cook through.

By / Photography By Jill Melton | September 28, 2016


1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat chicken with the seasoning rub. Heat oil in a cast iron or heavy oven proof skillet. Add chicken skin side down and cook on both sides until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Add tomatoes to skillet scattering around chicken. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from oven, drizzle with balsamic and let stand 5 minutes. Serve with rice, mashed potatoes or bread to soak up the pan juices. Serves 4. 


To view Editor Jill Melton cook this recipe on Talk of the Town click VIDEO here.  


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds (skin on) chicken pieces (thighs and/or breasts)
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot chicken seasoning (such as JM Thomasons) or your favorite cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups (1 pint) cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons good balsamic vinegar
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