Italian-Style Chicken Recipes

Turn your dinner table into an Italian restaurant with these easy chicken recipes that are perfect for weeknight dinners and entertaining.

  • Chicken Cacciatore
    Photo: Dana Gallagher

    Chicken Cacciatore

    The online audience loves this Real Simple recipe, and one reviewer claims "When I make this dish it's like Giada came to my house and made it herself!"
  • Chicken Piccata with Capers
    Dennis Gottleib

    Chicken Piccata with Capers

    To make this classic Italian recipe, brown thin pieces of chicken in a skillet, deglaze the pan with lemon juice, wine and capers, and serve over pasta. It's easy enough for weeknight family fare, but special enough for company.
  • Herbed Chicken Parmesan
    Photography: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Herbed Chicken Parmesan

    Take a shortcut with this classic Italian dish and use a jarred pasta sauce instead of making tomato sauce from scratch. Mixing herbs into the breadcrumb coating is an easy way to add extra flavor.
  • Chicken and Basil Calzones
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken and Basil Calzones

    Making calzones is easy when you start with a can of refrigerated pizza crust dough. Because this recipe features ground chicken breast in place of ground beef, it's lower in fat and calories than a traditional meat-stuffed calzone.
  • Grilled Chicken with Italian Salsa
    Lee Harrelson

    Grilled Chicken with Italian Salsa

    Make a simple salsa with fresh tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar and a splash of orange juice, and spoon it over grilled herbed-marinated chicken breasts.
  • Italian Chicken with Chickpeas
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Italian Chicken with Chickpeas

    This rustic meal is cooked in one skillet in about 20 minutes, making it ideal for a quick weeknight dinner. Pantry items such as canned tomatoes, canned chickpeas and bottled minced garlic keep the preparation simple.
  • Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Breadcrumbs
    Randy Mayor

    Chicken Stuffed with Sausage and Breadcrumbs

    Stuffing chicken breasts with a mixture of sausage and breadcrumbs is a great way to turn plain chicken into an extraordinary entree.
  • Italian-Seasoned Chicken Breasts
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Italian-Seasoned Chicken Breasts

    One of the easiest ways to add Italian flavor to chicken is to coat it with Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs and serve with an herbed tomato sauce. The sauce in this recipe uses pantry ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
  • Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches
    Photo: Beau Gustafson

    Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches

    Top sliced chicken with onion, bell pepper and cheese, and serve on focaccia bread for a quick and easy main dish sandwich.
  • Sicilian Chicken
    Lee Harrelson

    Sicilian Chicken

    Simmering the chicken pieces in tomatoes, olives, golden raisins, balsamic vinegar and basil provides the flavors of Sicily in this one-skillet dish.
  • Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken

    Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken

    Pesto and pasta are two quintessential Italian ingredients, and when you combine them with tomatoes and chicken, you've got dinner.
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