Italian-Style Chicken Breast Recipes

Chicken marsala. Parmesan chicken. Chicken Milano. Find easy ways to give chicken breasts restaurant-worthy Italian flavor.

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Quick Bruschetta Chicken Bake

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A simple yet creative chicken meal mimics the popular Italian appetizer 'bruschetta' for a delicious entree reminiscent of romantic Italian evenings.

Chicken Milano

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A delicious pasta and chicken dish with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Use the dry packaged sun-dried tomatoes instead of the tomatoes packed in olive oil. The sauce can be kept, covered, for one day in the refrigerator; heat again over low heat. Try it with some crusty bread if desired.

Chicken Piccata with Artichoke Hearts

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After eating chicken piccata in many restaurants and finding many that were 'greasy,' I came up with this recipe through much trial and error. It has wonderful flavor and is even better the next day! I like to serve it over angel hair pasta or linguine.

Pesto Cheesy Chicken Rolls

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This is a very simple yet exciting dish your family will love. It's something different from your average chicken recipe.

Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions

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Moist roasted chicken gets the royal treatment with caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar and creamy risotto. You may choose to roast your own chicken or purchase a rotisserie chicken from a grocery store. A little grated cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano before serving is also a nice touch.

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

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Chicken breasts dipped in garlic butter and Cheddar bread crumbs. NEVER have any leftovers!

Mozzarella Parmesan Chicken

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A delicious baked chicken. This is excellent to double or triple and serve to a large crowd. I have also used thighs instead of breast meat. This dish is low in fat, but high in taste!

Chicken Pesto Pizza

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Easy pizza dinner that uses chicken and pesto for a great meal. If fontina is not available at your store, just substitute mozzarella.

Tender Italian Baked Chicken

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Flavorful and moist baked chicken.

Sandy's Chicken Saltimbocca

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Try this and you'll know why they call it saltimbocca--Italian for 'jump in your mouth.' It's kind of like it jumps right off of your plate. Though it's traditionally made with veal, I made it with chicken. Quick, easy, and so delicious!

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Yum on a cold day. Quick for you busy moms! Serve with garlic breadsticks.

Chicken Penne Italiano

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An Italian version of stir-fry, this tasty dish mixes cubed, boneless chicken and penne pasta with red and green peppers, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, and basil for an easy weeknight supper.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lemon Chicken Piccata

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"OMG, this is exactly what I was looking for. It's restaurant-quality!" – ChiTownChef

Lighter Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

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Chef John's version of chicken fettuccine alfredo is lightened by substituting  chicken broth for some of the heavy cream.

Mediterranean Chicken

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Sauteed chicken simmered in a sauce of tomatoes, olives, white wine, garlic, and herbs. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. Preparation time: 20 minutes.