Italian Chicken Recipe

April 13, 2018
Italian chicken

This Italian chicken recipe is a mix of chicken and bacon in a creamy tomato sauce. It is perfect for a quick and tasty mid-week meal. Serve with potatoes or rice for a dish the family will love. Read on to get the recipe.

Thinking of meals to make mid-week can always be a challenge. Often we get stuck in a rut and just cook the same things over and over again. This is partly to do with time. When you are at work you just want to get a meal ready and on the table quickly.

It is always a bonus when you come across a recipe you haven’t made for ages and find it is a forgotten family favourite. This Italian chicken is one of these recipes. I recently found it on a bit of paper in one of my recipe books. I thought I haven’t made this for ages so gave it a go. I am so glad I did, the family love it and want it again.

Italian chicken - chicken and bacon in a tomato sauce

How to make Italian Chicken

This Italian chicken recipe is really easy to make, ideal when you want a quick and tasty dinner in a hurry.  First, chop the chicken, mushrooms and bacon into small pieces. Add some oil to a pan and brown the chicken. Once brown set it aside. Add the mushooms and bacon to the pan and fry for a couple of minutes.  Return the chicken to the pan and add the pasta sauce and water. You can use a jar of pasta sauce or make your own.  Simple pasta sauce is easy to make and you can bulk freeze it.

I put together a video to show you how easy this dish is to make. Do let me know what you think.

This recipe goes with a variety of different side dishes. It would go well with spaghetti or tagliatelle. I made rosemary potatoes to go with mine. These are really easy to make and the herbs in the potato complement the dish. Just cut some potatoes into cubes. Boil the cubes of potato in salted water for five minutes. Drain and toss them with oil. Put on a baking tray in an oven and season with salt and pepper and toss with oil. Bake at 200C Gas Mark 6 for twenty five minutes. Five minutes before serving chop some rosemary over the potatoes and cook for those extra minutes.

For an extra hearty meal add a side salad.

Italian chicken

Italian Chicken Recipe

Italian chicken

Italian Chicken

Alison Maclean
A tasty chicken dish cooked with bacon and mushrooms in tomato sauce. Perfect for a midweek meal
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4 people
Calories 735 kcal


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 125 g 4 oz pancetta or bacon bits
  • 120 g 5oz mushrooms
  • 500 g jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 150 ml water


  • Cut the chicken into cubes. Brown in a pan with a little oil and set aside
  • Chop the bacon and mushrooms into pieces
  • Add to the pan and fry for three minutes
  • Return the chicken to the pan
  • Add the water and pasta sauce
  • Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for thirty to forty minutes until the chicken is cooked.

Why not pin the recipe for later?

Italian chicken recipe. A quick and easy midweek meal. Chicken and bacon in a tomato sauce makes a meal all the family will love. Click though to get the recipe

Other easy mid-week meals you can try

Spaghetti bolognese

Simple spaghetti bolognese is always a crowd pleaser.

Spaghetti Bolognese

 Spaghetti and home made meatballs

There is nothing nicer than soft tender meatballs in a tomato sauce for a filling meal.

spaghetti and meatballs

What are your favourite midweek meals? Let me know below.

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3 responses to “Italian Chicken Recipe”

  1. otilia says:

    i love anything italian! yum!

  2. @goriami says:

    oh this looks fabulous always keen to find simple dinners- lovely video too 🙂

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