Our 15 Favorite Italian-Inspired Chicken Dinners

Our 15 Favorite Italian-Inspired Chicken Dinners

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Sheela Fiorenzo
Mar 28, 2018
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Since chicken is so versatile, I often find myself deciding how I want to prepare it based on the cuisine I am craving. To be completely honest, most of the time I crave Italian and all the comfort that comes with it. Whether it's a rich chicken ragu, an easy slow cooker minestrone, or a crowd-pleasing chicken Parm, these 15 Italian-inspired recipes always satisfy.

1. How to Make Chicken Parmesan

This Italian-American favorite is always a good one to have in your repertoire. This one calls for both fresh and low-moisture mozzarella, so you get all the milky flavor form the former and all those gooey cheese pulls from the latter.

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2. Chicken Saltimbocca with Spinach and Potatoes

These prosciutto-topped chicken cutlets are a one-skillet meal, thanks to the additions of crispy potato slices and plenty of sautéed spinach.

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3. Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

Adding potatoes to the slow cooker along with the chicken not only provides you with a side dish, but the fragrant lemon sauce also soaks into every bite of them.

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4. Tomato-Basil Chicken and Rice

Not only does this recipe feed a crowd, but it's also baked together in the oven so there is barely any hands-on time. That means it's a great choice for your next dinner party.

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5. Baked Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

This crispy, cheesy chicken is worth making extra of — leftovers are great tucked into sandwiches or sliced and used to top salads.

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6. Chicken & Tomato No-Boil Pasta Bake

This super-simple pasta bake calls for pre-cooked chicken, which means it's a perfect opportunity to use last night's leftovers or pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store.

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7. How To Make Classic Chicken Marsala at Home

It's a whole lot easier to make this restaurant favorite at home than you might think. While it's nice alongside any kind of pasta, it's particularly great served over angel hair.

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8. 30-Minute Pressure Cooker Cacciatore Chicken

Just a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes is all you need to make this tomatoey, olive-spiked chicken, thanks to the help of the good ol' pressure cooker.

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9. Tuscan Chicken Skillet

Reaching for bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts is a smart move — you get the lean flavor of chicken breasts but there's much less of a risk of them drying out in this form.

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10. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Broccoli Bowls

This is another well-rounded meal that gets your protein, veggies, and whole grains all in one place. All you need is a bowl and a fork to dig in.

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11. Creamy Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll-Ups

This comforting riff on lasagna makes just two servings, so it's perfect for small households. If your family is bigger, however, the recipe doubles or triples easily.

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12. Easy Bruschetta Chicken

The bruschetta topping for this simple dinner can be made up to a day ahead of time. Just store it in the refrigerator until you need it and let it come to room temperature before spooning it over the chicken.

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13. Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté

A splash of white wine and a squeeze of lemon juice add just the right amount of acidity and brightness to this quick and easy one-skillet chicken dinner.

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14. Creamy Braised Chicken with Pappardelle

While the rich heavy cream and lemon-spiked braised chicken is wonderful tossed with pappardelle, it's also amazing served over creamy polenta if you're looking to keep things gluten-free.

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15. Slow Cooker Hearty Chicken Minestrone

Adding chicken to classic minestrone seriously bulks it up and makes it even more satisfying. This one comes together without fuss in your trusty slow cooker.

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