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Wondering what to serve for an Italian dinner? If you’ve got chicken in the fridge, then you’ll love one of these Italian recipes with chicken! The convenient roundup includes 15 of our favorites, along with suggestions for sides to round out the meal. From soups to casseroles, pasta to baked chicken dishes, there’s a delicious option for every occasion!

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Let’s plan a good Italian menu — starting with the main course! I’ve pulled together the best Italian chicken recipes to give you plenty of ideas. There are easy pasta options, baked chicken dishes, soups, casseroles, and more. From store-bought rotisserie chicken to bone-in chicken pieces and boneless skinless chicken breasts, there’s a chicken dish that tastes amazing. Which one will you make first? Just click on the image for the full details and instructions!

The Best Italian Chicken Recipes

Now, onto the main event! Here are our 15 favorite Italian recipes with chicken. I hope that you find a new meal to enjoy!

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Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Crispy, golden brown chicken cutlets are pan-fried, baked in the oven, and then smothered with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese! Pair this easy Chicken Parmesan recipe with pasta, a Caesar salad, and a loaf of homemade garlic bread, or tuck the chicken inside hoagie rolls for chicken Parm subs. It’s a delicious, family-friendly dinner that everyone at the table can agree on!

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Lemon Chicken Orzo

This creamy dump-and-bake lemon chicken orzo is an easy dinner with just 10 minutes of prep. You don’t even have to boil the pasta before the casserole goes into the oven!

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Chicken Cacciatore {Italian Hunter’s Chicken}

Italian Hunter’s Chicken, also known as Chicken Cacciatore, includes tender, juicy chicken in a tomato-based sauce with onion, bell pepper, garlic and fresh herbs. It’s a rustic, flavorful, farmhouse favorite! Serve the easy dinner with rice, pasta, or a loaf of crusty bread for a cozy, family-friendly meal.

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Italian Wedding Soup

Full of miniature meatballs, tender pasta, and fresh veggies, this easy Italian Wedding Soup is healthy, hearty, and satisfying comfort food. It’s a simple dinner that the whole family will love — especially when you serve it with freshly-grated Parmesan and a loaf of crusty baguette to soak up that rich, flavorful broth!

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Chicken Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Brown Butter

This quick and easy Chicken Gnocchi with mushrooms, garlic, sage and thyme is tossed in a rich brown butter sauce. Ready from start to finish in less than 30 minutes, it’s the perfect weeknight dinner. Serve the tender potato gnocchi with a side of crusty bread and a crisp green salad.

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Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This quick and easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole is a cozy, family-friendly dinner that comes together with very little effort. Stir together shredded rotisserie chicken, tender pasta, store-bought marinara sauce and plenty of cheese, then top with toasted garlic butter Panko bread crumbs. The baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole is a delicious weeknight meal when served alongside a simple green salad and a loaf of crusty bread!

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden Copycat!}

This creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is an easy Olive Garden copycat recipe that you can stir together in the comfort of your own home! Forget dining in a restaurant or ordering takeout, because this wholesome and satisfying meal comes together in less than one hour. Made with smoky bacon, tender chicken, traditional Italian potato dumplings, and plenty of fresh vegetables and herbs, the flavorful Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is perfect when served with a loaf of crusty baguette and a Caesar salad!

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Lemon Chicken Piccata

This healthy Lemon Chicken Piccata is an easy dinner recipe that’s ready for the table in just 30 minutes! Made with lemon, butter and capers, the comforting Italian classic is perfect served over pasta or paired with a crusty loaf of bread.

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Chicken Stuffed Shells with Spinach and Alfredo

These creamy Chicken Stuffed Shells are a cozy, satisfying, family-friendly dinner that you can make ahead for busy days. Each pasta shell is stuffed with a flavorful blend of chicken, spinach, three types of cheese, and plenty of fresh basil. Pop the Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells in the oven until hot and bubbly, then serve with a simple green salad and a basket of garlic bread!

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Baked Chicken Meatballs

These baked chicken meatballs are an easy, versatile dinner! Made with ground chicken, Italian chicken sausage, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and plenty of herbs and spices, the little chicken parm meatballs are packed with flavor. Serve them over pasta, tuck them inside hoagie rolls, or offer them alongside a green salad and garlic bread. Such a quick, family-friendly meal!

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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta with Broccoli

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta takes advantage of a few store-bought shortcuts for a quick, easy and flavorful stovetop dinner! Toss tender pasta, rotisserie chicken, and fresh broccoli in a creamy pesto sauce that’s seasoned with garlic and Parmesan cheese. A sprinkling of rich, toasted pecans is the perfect finishing touch on this simple 30-minute meal. Serve it with a side of crusty garlic bread or a French baguette to soak up any extra sauce!

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One Skillet Cheese Tortellini with Chicken Sausage

One skillet meals like this Cheese Tortellini with Italian Chicken Sausage make easy dinners a breeze — with very little clean up at the end! The pasta, sausage, and vegetables all cook together in less than 30 minutes. Finish the cheese tortellini recipe with mozzarella and Parmesan, then pair it with garlic bread and a crisp green salad!

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Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Chicken

This creamy pumpkin pasta with chicken and parmesan is a savory, satisfying way to enjoy your favorite winter squash. Best of all, the easy autumn-inspired dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes! Serve the pasta with pumpkin sauce alongside a crisp green salad, a basket of buttermilk biscuits, or a loaf of crusty bread. It’s perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any fall supper in between!

Hands eating a bowl of healthy chicken tortellini soup.

Chicken Tortellini Soup

A warm bowl Chicken Tortellini Soup is the perfect easy dinner recipe for a chilly day! Loaded with Italian flavors, chunks of chicken, cheese-filled pasta, and plenty of vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, and zucchini, this hearty homemade soup is a healthy option that will keep you satisfied. Serve each warm bowl with a loaf of crusty bread, garlic breadsticks, or a simple green salad.

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Baked Parmesan Chicken Bites

All of the flavor of a classic chicken Parm in little, baked nuggets! Serve these Parmesan Chicken Bites with a side of marinara sauce for dipping, and watch your family smile. The Italian chicken nuggets are tender and juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and delicious alongside salad, garlic bread, or spaghetti. An easy dinner recipe for busy nights!

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken {Chicken Milanese}

Parmesan Crusted Chicken (also known as “Chicken Milanese”) is pounded flat, dredged in seasoned breadcrumbs and cheese, and then pan fried until crispy and golden brown. It’s a simple, flavorful, and delicious dinner that comes out perfectly every time. Serve the Italian chicken breast cutlets with lemon wedges, a simple green salad, sauteed spinach, garlic bread, or pasta for a satisfying, family-friendly meal.


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Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. J.R. Williamson says:

    I’m in California but grew up east of Richmond; your website makes me miss my home, thank you.

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      That makes me so happy to hear!

  2. Katrina says:

    Great!!!!!!! Delicious recipes… I love all of them: Thanks a lot !!!!!!!

    1. The Seasoned Mom says:

      Thank you so much, Katrina!