This One Pan Italian Chicken dish is one of those quick and easy chicken recipes you can pull together any night of the week.  It features  classic Italian ingredients like tomatoes, olives, capers, mushrooms, parsley, a little vino and some Parmesan cheese.  

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ITALIAN CHICKEN RECIPE

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Chicken breasts or thighs
  • Garlic
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Shallots
  • Cooking sherry (optional)
  • Chicken broth
  • Kalamata olives
  • Capers, drained
  • Unsalted butter
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese

HOW TO MAKE ITALIAN CHICKEN

This One Pan Italian Chicken is quick, easy to make.  It’s ready to serve in about 40 minutes (prep time included) and turns out perfect every time.   It will become one of your favorite chicken recipes that you’ll make over and over again.

  1. Brown chicken. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, approximately 5-6 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add mushrooms and garlic.  Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and garlic and saute until they are soft, approximately 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Pour in broth and tomatoes.  Pour the broth in and simmer, then add the shallots, capers, olives and plum tomatoes.
  4. Swirl in butter. Stir in remaining butter.
  5. Return chicken to pan. Add the chicken to the pan and simmer on low for 5 – 7 minutes.
  6. Garnish with tomatoes. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook just long enough until the tomatoes are warm. Do not overcook the cherry tomatoes.

pan of Italian chicken with tomatoes

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Originally published 3.2019 – updated 12.2020

Pan of Italian chicken and tomatoes
Yield: 4 servings

One Pan Italian Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

This One Pan Italian Chicken dish is one of those quick and easy chicken recipes you can pull together any night of the week.  It features  classic Italian ingredients like tomatoes, olives, capers, mushrooms, parsley, a little vino and some Parmesan cheese.  

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3-4 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cooking sherry (optional)
  • 1 14 oz can chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup Kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup cherry heirloom tomatoes, cut in half
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley for garnish
  • 3-4 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, approximately 6-8 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter in the same skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the mushrooms and garlic and saute until they are soft, approximately 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  4. Pour the broth in and simmer, then add the shallots, capers, olives and plum tomatoes.
  5. Stir in remaining butter.
  6. Add the chicken to the pan and simmer on low for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook just long enough until the tomatoes are warm. Do not overcook the cherry tomatoes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 663Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 1061mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 52g

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