Until after World War II, chicken was not widely eaten in Italy. Poultry was expensive and a live chicken could produce eggs for a family farm to eat or sell. Many of today's Italian recipes for chicken were once made with wild birds or rabbit. Chicken is a very common dish in the US, with boneless chicken breasts becoming more popular in recent years. Many of the chicken dishes that we consider to be traditionally Italian are really Italian-American.
Cornish hens make an elegant presentation for an intimate dinner for two or a small dinner party. Each person gets a beautifully glazed bird with both white and dark meat. The dark meat is very tender and juicy because the chicken is so young.
A collecton of recipes made with boneless,skinless chicken breasts and classic Italian flavors.
Chicken Breast Recipes >>
Braciole (brah-J'YOH-lee) are thin slices of meat, typically beef, pork, or chicken, that are rolled around a stuffing and fried.
Chicken Braciole Recipe >>
Pollo al Mattone is a classic Tuscan recipe in which a whole chicken is cooked between two pieces of heated terra-cotta.
Pollo al Mattone Recipe >>
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
This recipe for a roasted whole chicken is the easiest way to make a bird with crispy skin and flavorful, juicy meat.
Crispy Roasted Chicken Recipe >>
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In this recipe, you use a whole chicken cut into 8 pieces for quicker cooking. The addition of lemons, Limoncello and fresh herbs produces a tender bird with a light, refreshing flavor.
Limoncello Chicken Recipe >>
MAKE YOUR OWN ROTISSERIE CHICKEN AT HOME
A collection of classic recipes including Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Piccata, Chicken Francese, and Chicken Saltimbocca.
Classic Chicken Recipes >>
In this recipe we are referring to the braising method and ingredients shared with the traditional veal to create these tender chicken thighs.
Chicken Thighs Osso Buco Recipe >>
Cooked for 5 hours in a slow cooker, the orange juice creates a delicious sauce served over tender pieces of chicken.
Italian Orange Chicken Recipe >>
3 WAYS TO
TO GET CRISP SKIN
Prick all over with a fork, rub with olive oil, and bake at 400 degrees F. for 1 hour.
TO MAKE THEM AHEAD
Individually wrap in foil and place in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
TO SPEED THEM UP
Prick all over with a fork and microwave on high for 10 to 20 minutes.