1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan; stir well. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat 20 minutes. Add chicken, fines herbes, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer 25 minutes or until chicken is tender. Transfer chicken to a serving platter, and keep warm.
2. Bring tomato mixture to a boil; cook, uncovered, over medium heat 20 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1 1/3 cups. Remove and discard bay leaf and, if desired, garlic.
3. Spoon tomato mixture over chicken.
carbo rating: 8