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18 Delicious Italian Chicken Recipes

If you’re a chicken lover like me, you’re in for a treat. Italy is known for its delicious cuisine, and chicken plays a prominent role in many traditional dishes.  In this post, I  will share 18 of my favorite Italian chicken recipes, approved by an Italian.

Whether stewed, roasted, or grilled, these Italian chicken recipes allow you to easily create satisfying meals.

Growing up in a big Italian family, chicken was always at the center of the table. Recreating these childhood favorites for my family brings me joy as an adult. 

From classic favorites like pollo al limone and chicken saltimbocca to classic like Italian baked chicken and potatoes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

18 of the Best Italian Chicken Recipes

#1 Chicken cutlets

Italian Chicken Cutlets

Golden, crispy chicken cutlets are perfectly seasoned and oh-so satisfying.

As a child, I would watch my Nonna prepare this dish, passing down her secret recipe.

It’s a dish that brings back memories and fills your home with the aroma of comfort and love.



Picture this: tender chicken simmered in a luscious lemon-infused sauce.

Pollo al Limone is a classic Italian dish that combines the brightness of lemons with the savory flavors of chicken. 



Chicken Saltimbocca’s origins can be traced back to the northern Italian city of Brescia, which was first created in the 19th century.

The name “Saltimbocca” literally translates to “jump in the mouth,” and it’s easy to see why.

As the story goes, this dish was so delicious that it “jumped” right into the mouths of those who tasted it, and it quickly became a beloved classic in the Roman culinary canon.

#4 Italian Chicken With Potatoes

Italian Chicken With Potatoes

This simple Italian Baked Chicken and Potatoes dish is a staple in many households.

The best meal combines tender, juicy chicken and crispy roasted potatoes seasoned with a blend of Italian herbs and spices.

#5 Italian Roast Chicken

Italian roast chicken is a must-try if you crave a succulent and flavorful roast.

#6 Pollo alla Cacciatora

 Pollo alla Cacciatora
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The origins of chicken cacciatore date back to Tuscany. Each family, however, prepares for its own version.

This traditional dish is a celebration of earthy flavors. 


Transport yourself to Italy with these irresistible Rosemary Chicken Wings!

Baked golden brown, they boast juicy, fall-apart meat infused with white wine and olive oil.

Paired with soft, flavorful onions, this dish is perfect for weeknights or weekend gatherings.

#8 Italian Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Italian Chicken Pesto Sandwich

If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, this Italian Chicken Pesto Sandwich is a winner.



For a taste of summer, try this Grilled Chicken Spiedini.

This recipe takes skewered chicken pieces and grills them to perfection.

#10 Italian chicken in tomato sauce 

Juicy chicken pieces simmered in a rich tomato sauce infused with garlic, onions, and aromatic herbs create a comforting meal.

Serve it with a side of pasta or crusty ciabatta to mop up every last drop of that delightful sauce.

#11 Chicken Puttanesca

Chicken Puttanesca

Chicken Puttanesca is a bold and vibrant dish that originated in the southern regions of Italy.

The chicken is cook in a tangy tomato sauce with olives, capers, garlic, and chili flakes.

#12 Chicken Spezzatino

The chicken is simmered in a tomato base sauce with vegetables and aromatic herbs.

Every spoonful has a taste of Italy.

#13 Italian Herb Roasted Chicken Pieces

The chicken pieces are seasoned with fragrant herbs and roasted until golden and crispy.

This dish celebrates simplicity.

#14 Pan-fried Italian marinated Chicken Legs

#15 Italian Grilled Chicken

Sometimes, the simplest dishes are the most delightful. Italian Grilled Chicken is a prime example of that.

#16 Chicken Scarpariello

Chicken Scarpariello is your dish if you love bold and tangy flavors.

This Italian-American classic combines tender chicken with tangy vinegar, spicy peppers, and sweet bell peppers.

#17 Italian Chicken Soup

Regarding comfort food, few things can beat a warm bowl of Italian Chicken Soup.

#18 Chicken Rollatini with Spinach and Sausage

Chicken breasts are stuffed with spinach, sausage, and cheese, then rolled up and baked to perfection.

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