Italian Chicken Skillet


This Italian chicken skillet recipe is a delicious and easy dinner! The best part is that it cooks all in one skillet so there is hardly any mess!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped, or to taste

  • ½ cup red cooking wine

  • 1 (28 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes

  • 8 ounces small seashell pasta

  • 5 ounces fresh spinach, chopped

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium heat; cook and stir the chicken and garlic until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 8 minutes.

  2. Pour wine and diced tomatoes with their juice into the skillet, and bring to a boil over high heat while scraping any browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

  3. Stir in shell pasta and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until shells have cooked through, but are still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Spread spinach over the top of pasta, cover, and simmer until spinach leaves are cooked, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the skillet; simmer until the cheese has melted and the pasta is bubbling, about 5 minutes.

    close up view of an Italian Chicken Skillet with spinach, pasta and tomatoes on a white plate

Cook's Note

If you can't find seasoned tomatoes, you can use plain tomatoes and add a teaspoon of dried Italian seasoning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
13g Fat
54g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 758mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 350mg 27%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 810mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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