Italian chicken smothered

Certainly! Here’s a simple recipe for Italian Chicken that’s smothered in a flavorful sauce:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish


  1. Season Chicken:
    • Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Ensure that both sides of the chicken are well coated.
  2. Sear Chicken:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken breasts and sear on both sides until golden brown. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Saute Onion and Garlic:
    • In the same skillet, add chopped onion and sauté until softened. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  4. Prepare Tomato Sauce:
    • Pour in the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, red wine (if using), sugar, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Stir well to combine.
  5. Simmer:
    • Bring the sauce to a simmer. Return the seared chicken to the skillet, making sure the chicken is submerged in the sauce.
  6. Cook Through:
    • Cover the skillet and let the chicken cook in the sauce for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Melt Parmesan:
    • Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the chicken. Cover and let it melt into the sauce for a couple of minutes.
  8. Serve:
    • Garnish with fresh basil or parsley before serving.

Serve the Italian chicken smothered in the flavorful tomato sauce over pasta, rice, or with a side of vegetables. It’s a tasty and comforting dish with a touch of Italian flair!

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