Buttermilk Chicken with Sweet Tomato Relish

Buttermilk Chicken with Sweet Tomato Relish


Yes, yum!

I actually can’t believe I’m so excited about something made with tomatoes.  I never ate tomatoes as a kid, as a teenager, as a young adult and even as a not so young adult but as a middle aged adult I have learned to love and appreciate tomatoes.

I think I have a new favorite condiment – sweet tomato relish.  I made a batch of this last week for the bridal shower I hosted.  I served it on  crostini that was spread with a little roasted garlic and cambozola cheese.  I then topped it with the sweet tomato relish and it was delish.

I decided it just might make a nice little condiment on chicken.  I was right.  Now that I’ve had it on chicken I also think it would be mighty fine on beef, pork and fish.  I think it would be fine on just about anything!!

Buttermilk Chicken with Sweet Tomato Relish

Marinated in buttermilk and lightly breaded chicken served with a delicious sweet tomato relish.

The relish is a combination of  cherry tomatoes, sweet onion, olive oil, sugar and a little seasoning.

Slice up your onion and cut your cherry tomatoes in half and put them in a pan with a little olive oil.

Add in some white sugar, brown sugar and a little dried thyme and let it simmer and thicken.  About 10 minutes or so.  Use the back of your spoon to smash the tomatoes up a bit.

After it has thickens it is ready to eat – by the spoon full or served on just about anything. For dinner this week I served in on some pan fried buttermilk chicken.

I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and let them marinade in some buttermilk for an hour or two.  I then lightly breaded them with some seasoned flour and pan fried them  in half vegetable oil and half olive oil.

Cook until the chicken is cooked through and serve with sweet tomato relish.

I’ve got one word for you – YUM!

Buttermilk Chicken with Sweet Tomato Relish
Sweet Tomato Relish
  • 2 C cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ½ C sweet onion, sliced
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C white sugar
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
Buttermilk Chicken
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded to about ½ inch thick
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 C flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Sweet Tomato Relish
  1. Heat olive oil in pan.
  2. Add sliced onion and cherry tomatoes
  3. Add in sugar and thyme
  4. Stir and simmer until thickened. About 15 minutes
  5. Smash tomatoes with back of spoon as it simmers
Buttermilk Chicken
  1. Pound chicken breasts until about ½ inch thick and even
  2. Marinade in buttermilk for 1-2 hours
  3. Combine flour, salt and pepper into a shallow dish.
  4. Remove chicken from buttermilk and dip into flour, turning to coat both sides.
  5. Heat oil in large pan and add chicken.
  6. Cook chicken on both sides until cooked through
  7. Top and serve with sweet tomato relish


Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Lola Tom says

    OMG! this is sooo delicious and healthy too, I can’t stop my self looking those photos because it looks so good.

  2. Mary Lynn says

    Perfect timing…We were having chicken tonight and I wanted to make something different. Great way to use up those tomatoes.


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