Chicken is one of our favourite meats to cook with. Versatile and flavourful, it is the foundation of so many of our delicious recipes! From tender dark meat to rich and lean chicken breast, this protein choice is tasty and budget friendly. In this roundup, we have collected some of our very best authentic Italian chicken recipes that are also easy dinners, made with love and ready for you to try. Made from scratch from real ingredients with genuine Italian flair, we know you will find something just right for your table.
Chicken Parmigiana. Or, maybe you know it as "Chicken Parmesan"? Chances are that even if you aren’t completely sure what this recipe is, you’ve heard of it before! This is because it’s an Italian American classic, and for good reason. If you haven’t tried making it before, it’s time you do! Our authentic version is a delicious recipe your whole family will enjoy. How could you go wrong with beautifully breaded chicken cutlets baked in a rich tomato basil sauce, topped with copious amounts of grated Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese, if you will) and fresh mozzarella? You can’t.
Italian 101: Pollo alla Cacciatora! This means “hunter-style chicken”, prepared in a certain style the way hunters would have done years ago. So you know this is a rustic, authentic recipe just by the name. I may have strayed a little bit with the ingredients in my own Chicken Cacciatore recipe that I'm sharing today, but I’ve stayed true to the heart of it. Think of a rich sauce made from fresh tomatoes caressed by roasted peppers, capers, and olives, all hugging nicely floured and sauteed chicken. Perfection and well worth a trip to the local market to pick up the needed ingredients! And make sure you have plenty of rustic Italian pagnotta bread to sop up that extra sauce, because you won’t want to waste any of it! This quintessential Italian comfort food takes a couple of hours to make, but it's so worth it.
Italian food is often simple and uncomplicated. This Spezzatino di Pollo alle Olive is a great rustic classic Italian dish that brings amazing flavor and texture to the table. Who wouldn't love crispy sauteed chicken in a white wine, lemon, and black olive sauce? A great course to add to any feast, and the end result is moist, caramelized, earthy, and deliciously aromatic.
Pollo al Limone (Lemon Chicken with olives and peppers), is an easy dish handed down from generation to generation, typical of La Cucina Italiana. Rustic, vibrant flavors meet succulent roasted chicken in this unforgettable recipe. Marinate your chicken in the morning in spices, herbs, lemon juice, lemon slices, and garlic, creating layer upon layer of flavor and the most succulent, moist, tender chicken that you have ever had. A perfectly delicious recipe for that family-style meal!
Are you searching for a luxurious chicken dish to grace the family dinner table? Look no further! Imagine moist tender boneless skinless chicken breasts stuffed with the most amazing mushroom mixture (it includes cream cheese, if you need convincing), wrapped in prosciutto cotto, and then roasted on a bed of carrots and onions to absolute perfection. Cut this into rounds and pair it with simple salad greens for forkful after forkful of sheer flavorful delight!
Authentic Italian Chicken Recipes in Under an Hour
In this Skillet Orange Chicken Thighs (or Pollo All’arancia) recipe, savory meets sweet in a most Italian and delectable way! Moist, crispy-skinned juicy chicken is bathed in a white wine and orange sauce, with hints of garlic, rosemary, and lovely bright notes from the cranberries. This fresh and colorful dish is cooked in a large skillet, and can be on your table in about half an hour!
This Pancetta Chicken Involtini in Marinara Sauce is a delicious Italian classic. Kick your chicken fillet up a few notches by stuffing it with provolone and herbs, then wrap it in pancetta and cook it in a beautiful marinara sauce. Serve with simple Italian bread, or cook some fresh pasta! This easy recipe has only a few ingredients, but an end result that you will not soon forget!
I am so excited to share an easy chicken dinner recipe dear to my heart: Crispy Italian Chicken Cutlets (Cotolette di Pollo)! This one is straight from my childhood. I remember how excited I was on days my mother made chicken cutlets. She would do her prep work in the morning, and I would think about them sitting in the fridge all day waiting for her to fry and serve them. To this day, my taste buds have not forgotten the texture or flavor of those cutlets! The coating is super crispy and flavorful and the interior is moist, juicy, and oh so tender! Come with me, and let's make this childhood favourite featuring simple ingredients, together.
Are you looking for a simple recipe for those busy days when you still want to eat well? This Roman-Style Pollo con Peperoni (Chicken with Peppers and Tomatoes) is exactly what you are searching for. Tender, flavorful chicken that just falls off the bone paired with lovely slow-cooked bell peppers and tomatoes makes up a dish you will always come back to, again and again. Start with the base of a good quality olive oil and you will not be sorry! And don’t forget that bread, because there is some amazing tomato sauce begging to be scooped up. You could easily adapt this recipe for the crock pot to make it that much more convenient too.
Isn’t “morsels” such a great word? If it makes you feel like you are in for a treat, you’re absolutely right! This Pan-Fried Chicken Morsels with Peppers, Capers, and Olives is an easy chicken recipe that will blow you away. It’s a fusion dish inspired by Italian flavours with a touch of Asian cuisine. It is absolutely spectacular, from the beautiful breaded chicken breast filleted and pan-fried to a crispy browned chicken perfection, to the wonderfully sauteed pepper and carmelized onions. The addition of capers and black olives really adds a taste bud twist too! Wine and herbs complete this culinary experience, and you will be so glad you tried it.
There you have it! 10 Italian recipes featuring delicious chicken. If we’ve done our job right, our love for Italian cuisine has spilled over onto the page and you are just as excited as we are about cooking these authentic Italian chicken recipes for your family and friends. May your table be ever happy and filled with good food and laughter!
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