Easy Italian Chicken Recipes – Best Baked and Skillet

Get inspired for your next meal with these easy Italian chicken recipes! Whether for dinner or lunch, these chicken recipes are filled with all the Italian flavors we love.

This list of recipes are not only easy, but they are flexible too. Some of these chicken recipes are baked in the oven, while others are cooked in a skillet for a one-pan dish.

Easy Italian Chicken Recipes

For each recipe listed, you’ll find detailed step by step instructions; simply click the recipe you want to see and you’ll be one step closer to a wonderful meal!

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Chicken with Green Olives
This chicken recipe uses a mix of Mediterranean ingredients including green olives, roasted red pepper, mushrooms and cheese. It's one of my favorite recipes. I provide instructions for how to cook the chicken breasts in the oven as well as over the stove in a skillet. Either way, it's a super easy and delicious recipe! Serve with some garlic bread on the side.
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Recipe for Italian Breaded Chicken Breasts
One of the first Italian chicken recipes I learned was this baked and breaded chicken breasts recipe. It's a dish that can be prepared in advance and then cooked in the oven 40 minutes before dinner is to be served. I like to serve these types of chicken recipes with a side dish of pasta and marinara.
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Chicken and Peas Italian-Style
Here's another easy recipe that uses boneless, skinless chicken breasts. This time I cook up the chicken along with some peas. The flavors of the Italian seasonings make this a wonderful combination and great way to get kids to eat their peas without complaining!
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Easy Italian Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Chicken cacciatore is a classic Italian dish and uses any part of the chicken and creates tender chicken pieces infused with Italian flavors from all the vegetables and herbs. This is the type of recipe where the chicken pieces are first braised in a skillet (cast iron is best but any type will do), and then baked with all the other ingredients. It's one of my favorite chicken recipes!
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Chicken and Farro with Tomatoes and Spinach
Someone asked me to create some recipes using farro or spelt and so I came up with this chicken dish. It's very healthy and is super easy to make and uses lots of Mediterranean style flavors. You can use chicken breasts or any part of the chicken. Always make sure that the internal temperature reaches 165F.
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Chicken with Dry Italian Seasoning Mix
Okay, so I'm a fan of using my own dried herbs for seasoning but there are lots of people who simply buy their own Italian seasonings at the grocery store. So I decided to create an easy Italian chicken recipe that uses a dried seasoning mix. Make sure to read the post where I explain what to watch out for in these store bought mixes.
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Chicken with Figs and Olives
A delicious combo of ingredients that go with chicken is figs and kalamata olives. I created this recipe by creating an Italian dressing using balsamic vinegar and olive oil mixed with garlic. Add that along with the other ingredients, place in a baking dish and bake in the oven. It smells and tastes amazing. You can use chicken breasts or any part of the chicken. This is wonderful dinner the whole family will love.
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Easy and Healthy Chicken Marsala
Marsala is actually a very simple Italian chicken recipe. The problem most people have is that it's usually full of fatty creams and butter. I decided to create a healthy marsala version and it tastes great! Serve with a side of plain pasta coated in butter or olive oil.
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Pasta Alfredo con Pollo (Chicken)
I'm not a fan of overly creamy Italian chicken recipes. This is often what many Italian restaurant chains tend to do to please their guests. But a real Alfredo is traditionally just a light coating that clings to the pasta – not a swimming pool of white gooey cheese. This recipe is perfect for a nice dinner and you can even use left over roasted chicken pieces to make it an even easier dish to prepare!
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Chicken Piccata Recipe
When springtime comes, get ready to make chicken piccata. This is a flavorful chicken recipe that is light and refreshing thanks to the lemon juice and white wine. Serve this with a side dish of Italian homemade bread and linguini with a butter sauce.
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Easy Italian Chicken Cutlets Recipe
These Italian chicken cutlets are easy to make. All you need are the chicken breasts cut real thin, a breadcrumbs mixture, and a large skillet. I give you all the instructions you need so you can confidently make these. Serve with spaghetti and salad or use the leftover chicken in a sandwich with fresh bread!
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Grilled Italian Chicken Breasts Recipe
When summertime rolls around, pull out that grill and treat yourself to some delicious grilled chicken breasts. For this recipe I marinate the breasts in a delicious, easy to make Italian dressing. You can use store bought Italian salad dressing as well.
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Common Italian Chicken Recipe Ingredients

When cooking with chicken Italian-style there are some common ingredients and seasonings that you can use to create easy and simple Italian chicken recipes.

Garlic powder vs fresh garlic. I almost always prefer to use fresh garlic instead of the powder form. The flavor is just different, but there is a place for using powdered garlic. Sometimes it’s used to flavor soup or to use as part of a marinade.

Italian cheeses. The most common Italian cheeses you’ll want to use are Parmesan cheese and Romano cheese. Parmesan is cheaper but the flavor isn’t as strong and biting as Romano. I like to use Parmesan on baked pastas; it also melts more than Romano. Romano however has a stronger bite and a little goes a long way. Either way, you can use them to help season soup or a variety of chicken dishes – especially the ones that can be served with pasta.

Fresh Tomatoes are always handy to have around. I often use cherry or grape tomatoes when creating an easy chicken dinner.

Additional Cooking Tips

How to get tender and juicy chicken. As long as I don’t forget, my chicken dishes always come out tender when I soak the chicken in a salt brine for at least 3 hours. Sometimes this is a whole chicken and sometimes just chicken breasts.

Rinse the chicken thoroughly after brining and proceed as usual. If you don’t rinse it all the way the chicken will be super salty – I’m speaking from experience!

I hope you are inspired by these easy Italian chicken recipes. Let me know below what your favorite recipe is!

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