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Italian Chicken Skillet Dinner

Italian Chicken Skillet Dinner Recipe

Italian Chicken Skillet Dinner

Another great recipe discovered on Pinterest!  The original recipe is here but I changed it a bit.  I left out a few things like the mushrooms, because I knew my family wouldn't eat them.  The family ate it even though it had tomatoes and zucchini.  I really liked this recipe, but then I like things with lots of vegetables.  I also liked the fact that everything cooked in one skillet, so there wasn't a lot of clean up after the meal. 

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3)
1/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 small zucchini, sliced
1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt & pepper to taste
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1.  Wrap the chicken breasts in plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet.  This tenderizes the chicken and also makes the chicken thinner so it will cook faster.
2.  Place the chicken in a sealable container with the four.  Shake to coat.
3.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet.  Add chicken breasts.  Cook 5 - 7 minutes.  Chicken should be lightly browned.  Turn chicken and cook 5 - 7 minutes on the other side.
4.  Remove chicken from skillet and put the chicken on a plate.  Cover to keep warm.
5.  In the same skillet saute the onion adding a bit more olive oil if needed.
6.  Add diced tomatoes and garlic.  Add chicken back to skillet.  Add rosemary and oregano.  Cover and simmer on low 5 - 10 minutes. (This ensures the chicken is cooked all the way through)
7.  Remove chicken from the skillet.  Stir in balsamic vinegar then add zucchini.  Cook about 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender.  Serve.


  1. Sounds like a great family dinner. Thanks for linking up at Tried and True Recipe party!

  2. YUM! That definitely doesn't look like DRY CHICKEN!!!

    1. Nope - no dry chicken here! Pounding it with a meat mallet helps to keep it tender. After you brown it, cooking it covered on low heat helps to keep it moist.

  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh yum!!! I WILL be trying this recipe this weekend!!! Thanks for sharing with us on Fancy This Fridays! We featured you today, FYI! Hope you'll stop by and check it out! :)

    ~ Kassi @ Truly Lovely

  5. Skillet meals are the best for "I don't want to clean" nights. It's funny, my family would prefer the mushrooms to the tomatoes and zucchini

  6. Thank you for linking up this great recipe to Say G’Day Saturday. Where would we be without Pinterest!?

    This weekend’s party has just started so I hope you can join in again!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

  7. Another great dinner for my family that I'm pinning. Would you like to come to my house and cook for a week or two?

  8. Delicious! :) My family would happily gobble this up, I think! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

  9. I bet this is awesome - the ingredients are so basic and fresh, can't wait to try it. Pinning this right now, I can already imagine serving it as a dinner this summer. Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays! I started following you via Pinterest as @hungryharps. :)

  10. I just saw this on the Facebook group page and had to come over to pin it. This looks great and perfect for my Low Carb diet.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz