25 Easy Italian Chicken Recipes

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If you’re in search of a simple, flavorful, and nutritious meal, consider these outstanding Italian chicken recipes!

Chicken is one of those boring ingredients that we all pretty much get used to.

But when paired with tasty seasonings, it’s even better.

If you have a favorite Italian marinara sauce recipe, this list is definitely going to be helpful.

But if you’re new to the game, don’t worry.

It may take a few tries to perfect your recipe, but once you do, these Italian chicken recipes are ideal!

1. Italian Dressing Chicken

If you’re looking for an Italian dressing that’s full of flavor, look no further than this chicken recipe!

This classic dressing is made with olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.

It has the perfect balance of tanginess and heat to coat your chicken while providing a beautiful layer of color in every bite.

It’s a classic but can easily be updated to any dish.

2. Crock Pot Lemon Italian Chicken

This lemon Italian chicken recipe is the perfect dish to serve when you’re hosting a crowd.

It’s light and tender and loaded with bright, zesty flavors.

You can make it in the Crockpot or the oven.

Either way, it tastes fantastic! And if you want to add something extra special, try serving it over angel hair pasta.

3. Italian Herb Roasted Chicken

Protein-rich and herb-flavored, this chicken is a must-try.

The best part?

It’s so easy to make that you can have it on the table in 15 minutes.

This roast is flavored with garlic, rosemary, and thyme.

Combine all that goodness with some extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and you’re in for an incredible meal.

4. Italian Chicken Casserole

This Italian chicken casserole is crazy easy to make.

All the components are layered in a casserole dish and baked until bubbly, leaving you with a mouthwatering dish that’s delicious on its own or as an accompaniment to other dishes.

If you’re looking for a tasty twist on your classic chicken casserole, this recipe is for you!

The combination of fresh herbs, mozzarella cheese, and sundried tomatoes creates a gorgeous balance of flavors.

This dish is perfect for any occasion.

5. Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta

I’m always on the hunt for healthy recipes that pair great flavors.

And this creamy Italian chicken pasta is a great example of that.

It’s packed with flavor and is made extra special by the addition of sun-dried tomatoes.

The dish also features marinara and an egg yolk sauce for an extra dose of creaminess.

This recipe is also vegan, so it’s perfect for all you plant-based eaters out there!

6. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches

The best way to get the most out of your island meal is to make it in the slow cooker.

It will mean you’ll have dinner ready every night, and that’s never a bad thing.

And these Italian chicken sandwiches are no exception!

Thick slices of juicy chicken are smothered with olive oil and garlic, then baked until golden brown.

Make them even more satisfying by adding mozzarella cheese and balsamic glaze.


7. Instant Pot Italian Chicken And Rice

Tender chicken thighs, the best marinara sauce, and a fluffy rice are guaranteed to be your new favorite comfort food.

This recipe is so easy to make, and you can even adjust the ingredients if you want to change it up.

The only thing I don’t like about this dish is that it takes a little over an hour to cook.

But then again, what do I know?

It’s still delicious!

8. Italian Chicken Cutlets

Chicken cutlets are a quick, easy dinner option that will satisfy your hunger without much of a fuss.

Pair up the cutlets with some melty cheese and a side salad for an Italian-inspired dinner.

The best part?

It’s so easy to make ahead of time!

Just take the chicken out of the fridge and pop it in the oven to cook.

Then, while it’s cooking, prepare your sauce ingredients.

Once they’re ready, toss everything together and serve.

9. Homemade Italian Chicken And Potatoes

This quick and easy recipe is a great way to turn leftovers into something delicious.

It’s loaded with tender chicken, juicy potatoes, and a touch of spice from the Italian seasoning.

Serve it over rice or noodles for a complete meal that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

10. SHEET PAN Italian Chicken (with Potatoes & Peppers)

Chicken is a fantastic and easy-to-make dinner staple.

There’s nothing quite like it when it comes to meal prep.

This chicken dish is sure to become your go-to for weeknights and busy days!

It’s insanely simple yet packed with flavor.

It has tender chicken pieces, juicy potatoes, and fresh veggies in every bite.

If you don’t feel like cooking this pre-made meal, try the kitchen shortcut: sheet pan cooking!

11. Italian Chicken Orzo

Orzo is a creamy pasta made from porridge oats.

It’s a delicious and nutritious way to start your day.

This recipe calls for chicken breast and fava beans, but you can use peas or kidney beans too.

The result is an earthy, nutty dish that pairs perfectly with the rich flavors of lemon and parsley.

Each bite packs protein, nutrients, and flavor.

It’s a hearty meal that will keep you full all day long!

12. Crispy Italian Chicken Cutlets (Pan Fried or Baked!)

The one thing I love about Italian chicken is how crispy it is, and this recipe brings that same goodness to your table.

While they’re not as hard as the fried kind, they are just as flavorful.

So if you’re looking for a way to enjoy these cutlets without adding the oil, try baking them instead.

Put them in an oiled baking dish with some tomato sauce and leave them to cook until golden brown.

As long as you don’t let them sit too long, they should be super delicious!

13. Creamy Italian Chicken & Pasta Skillet

If you’re looking for a new pasta to try, this creamy Italian chicken and pasta skillet is the perfect choice!

It’s delicious, healthy, and so easy to make.

So if you’re in the mood for something filling but delicious, check it out.

The beauty of this dish is that all you need are three ingredients: chicken, pasta sauce, and cheese.

And with those ingredients combined, it turns into one heckuva meal.

Plus, it packs a surprise ingredient that makes it even better.

If you love greens like me, go ahead and add some kale or spinach to your list.

14. Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

These chicken parmesan meatballs are the perfect way to show off your culinary skills.

They’re made with chicken, Italian seasoning, and plenty of cheese.

They’re tender and juicy inside and flavorful from the outside.

Serve them on a bed of pasta for a hearty meal or enjoy them as is if you prefer.

15. BEST Italian Chicken Pasta Bake!

Italian chicken pasta bake is the perfect way to feed your family for a healthy and delicious meal.

The chicken breasts are well seasoned in Italian spices and paired with fresh veggies.

It’s then cooked in a creamy tomato sauce that gives it the most incredible flavor.

To finish off this dish, add a handful of cheese on top.

This will make it even better!

16. Italian Chicken Strips

These chicken strips are so good, even the pickiest eaters will love them.

The recipe calls for chicken tenders that are marinated in herbs and spices.

Then, they’re fried until golden brown.

Once cooked to perfection, place them on a bed of pasta and top with marinara sauce.

This dish is best served straight from the pan or baked in the oven.

Either way, you won’t be sorry you tried it!

17. One Pot Italian Chicken Florentine Pasta

This Italian chicken Florentine pasta has the perfect balance of flavors and textures.

The chicken is marinated in olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and lemon.

Then it’s cooked in water with a few fresh herbs to create a sauce that will leave you satisfied and wanting more.

I recommend cooking the pasta separately from the sauce so that it doesn’t get too soggy.

Then serve over a bed of angel hair pasta for something light yet filling.

18. Italian Ground Chicken Pasta Skillet

Do you know what I love most about this dish?

It’s so easy to make, and it tastes like a million bucks!

The ground chicken is mixed with parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.

Later, it’s tossed in the pasta water before baking until golden brown.

The result is a hearty, meaty, flavorful recipe that’ll be a hit at your next dinner party!

Not only does it taste amazing, but you can serve it for breakfast or lunch as well.

19. Italian Chicken Pasta In Creamy White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce

This recipe is a fantastic quick and easy dish for when you don’t have much time to cook.

It’s simple, filling, and packed with flavor.

The creaminess of the sauce comes through in every bite.

It has a wonderful taste that reminds me of chicken parm but is so much lighter.

And best of all, it’s ready in just 30 minutes!

20. Keto Italian Chicken Skewers

This recipe is so scrumptious, it might just become your favorite keto family side dish.

The marinade is light and zesty, with a touch of red pepper flakes for heat.

It’s so good, you won’t mind if the chicken gets a little soggy on the skewers after being cooked.

Serve these skewers over salad or steamed veggies for an extra healthy meal to liven things up.

21. Italian Chicken Tortellini Skillet

This Italian chicken tortellini skillet is a comforting recipe you’ll love to make.

With tender tortellini and succulent chicken, this dish will satisfy your taste buds with something new and delicious.

The combination of noodles and veggies makes it a great dinner option when time is short.

This dish has a lot going on, so don’t be afraid to add some extra ingredients.

The original recipe calls for carrots but I think red potatoes would be fun instead.

22. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken & Potatoes

Italian chicken is amazing and hearty.

It’s just the kind of thing that will warm you up on a chilly evening.

A thick layer of potatoes, shredded chicken, and parmesan cheese are all tossed in a flavorful tomato marinara sauce.

It takes about half an hour to make, but it yields plenty of flavor.

23. Italian Chicken And Vegetables

If you’re craving something homey and comforting, look no further than this Italian chicken and vegetables recipe.

It combines tender chicken thighs with tender potatoes coated in a rich tomato sauce.

The whole thing is topped with fresh herbs for a finishing touch that’ll make your mouth water.

Serve this hearty meal with crusty bread or rice for a filling meal that’s sure to satisfy.

And don’t forget the sides!

I love serving it over rice and steamed veggies for an extra boost of flavor.

24. Italian Chicken Sausage Quinoa Casserole – Fit Foodie Finds

Quinoa is a great alternative to rice, and it’s super filling.

And this quinoa casserole is such a satisfying dish.

You definitely could make this with pasta or rice if you prefer something more filling.

I just love the texture of quinoa.

Cook it in an oven-safe dish with some chicken sausage for an extra boost of protein!

25. Simple Baked Cheesy Italian Chicken Meatballs

These baked Italian chicken meatballs are so good, you’ll have to make double.

They’re loaded with creamy mozzarella, juicy chunks of chicken, and a secret Italian seasoning blend.

And they’re all baked in your oven for the perfect flavor.

You can serve them as a main course or pair them with some Roasted Garlic Bread for dipping!

25 Easy Italian Chicken Recipes 1

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

These chicken parmesan meatballs are the perfect way to show off your culinary skills.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 427 kcal


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons basil


  • Combine the chicken, egg, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper in a sizable bowl. Make 1 1/2 inch balls by rolling.
  • In a sizable oven-safe skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Half of the meatballs are coated in Panko breadcrumbs before being fried in oil on both sides. As you proceed, add extra oil as necessary. Take out of the pan and place aside. Remove any residual Panko breadcrumbs and warm the 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium. The leftover meatballs are coated in Panko crumbs and fried on both sides. Take out of pan.
  • Turn the oven on to 350 degrees. Place the meatballs on top of the marinara sauce in the oven-safe skillet (or any other baking dish). Meatballs should be baked for 20 minutes, with the final 5 minutes spent baking the mozzarella on top. Serve pasta with a basil garnish.



Calories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 29gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 1033mgPotassium: 683mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 400IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 221mgIron: 2mg
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