Italian Chicken Main Dish Recipes

Looking for Italian chicken main dishes? Allrecipes has more than 280 company-worthy recipes like chicken Marsala, chicken cacciatore, chicken piccata, and other favorites.

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Italian Chicken Cacciatore

Rating: 4.87 stars
Chicken cacciatore is a classic Mediterranean chicken dish from Italy. This is my favorite recipe made with chicken thighs, tomatoes, herbs, and olives.

Saltimbocca di Pollo alla Romana (Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breast Roulades)

Rating: 4.38 stars
Known as Saltimbocca alla Romana, these chicken breasts are a tasty second course, very easy to make, just a few ingredients are necessary but still delicious!

Chicken Milanese

Rating: 4.7 stars
I made this recipe up after not finding very many recipes for chicken milanese to go with my pasta. It is quick and delicious.

Caprese Chicken

Rating: 4.61 stars
I love caprese salad and I'm always trying to find new ways to make chicken dishes and eat a bit healthier. Plus the basil in my garden is growing out of control! Everyone who's made it raves about it and makes it again and again!

Lighter Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Rating: 4.53 stars
This version of chicken fettuccine alfredo is lightened by substituting some of the heavy cream with chicken broth.

Veneto Chicken

Rating: 4.38 stars
A chicken dish fit for a gondola ride - 'Veneto' means this recipe originated in Venice, Italy! Serve with rice.

Chef John's Calabrian Chicken

Rating: 4.58 stars
I served these spicy grilled game hens on a bed of romaine lettuce with a spoonful of the Calabrian chile paste for garnish. It's a very delicious, flavorful, moist chicken.

Chicken Parmesan

Rating: 4.83 stars
My version of chicken parmesan is a little different than what they do in the restaurants, with less sauce and a crispier crust.

Tender Italian Baked Chicken

Rating: 4.56 stars
Flavorful and moist baked chicken.

Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Rating: 4.47 stars
Easy and delicious pasta with chicken. Serve with crusty bread and salad for a quick dinner. Use as much or as little pesto sauce as you like. Using homemade pesto will taste even better, but it adds to prep time. Enjoy!

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Rating: 4.53 stars
This is a family favorite. A creamy, cheesy Alfredo dish, great with a salad and garlic bread.

Lemon Chicken Piccata

Rating: 4.48 stars
This delicious lemon chicken piccata dish is exquisite and easy to prepare. The light and luscious lemon sauce really pops without being too acidic; it is simply divine. Serve it with herb-roasted potatoes or lemon-rice pilaf.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Marsala
Rating: Unrated
"Great dish! Easy to make, and it's as good as you can get in any restaurant!" – Rod
My Best Chicken Piccata
Rating: Unrated
"Delicious and easy to make. Everybody loved it." – Donna

Dreamy Chicken Francese

Rating: 4.2 stars

This is a fabulous main dish and is company worthy. Serve with rice and a cooked vegetable for a complete meal. Word of warning: it is not diet friendly