An authentic, traditional Italian chicken dish made with simple, quality ingredients is hard to beat. Il pollo is the most popular and versatile main ingredient to choose from and there are literally hundreds of top notch Italian chicken recipes which can form the centre piece of your next Italian meal.
And for a truly traditional selection of Italian recipes with chicken it’s hard to beat the great range of ideas from Gino D’Acampo. Gino’s Italian chicken recipes range from pronto to slow-cooker Italian chicken dishes and in each case you’ll find tasty, easy to make chicken recipes that will put smiles on the faces of whoever you’re cooking for!
While many people think of traditional Italian meals as revolving round Italian beef recipes or Italian pizza recipes, the classic Italian chicken dishes – such as chicken cacciatore and chicken piccata – are great options. However, Gino’s chicken recipes also include some amazingly tasty yet simple options that include the classic Gino twist. From his pollo miele e paprika or sticky honey chicken with smoked paprika to pollo al forno in crosta di sale, otherwise known as whole salt-baked chicken, and everyone’s favourite cotoletta di pollo con salsa pizzaiola or crispy chicken breast with pizza sauce, there’s a huge range of options to explore.
Whatever occasion you’re planning, Gino has a great range of Italian chicken recipes for dinner or lunch that will inspire your next Italian culinary adventure. They’re packed full of tasty, simple and fresh ingredients and are easy and quick to prepare. So whether you’re after Italian grilled chicken recipes, chicken breast recipes, chicken casserole recipes or classic Italian roast chicken recipes you can discover the most authentic Italian recipes with chicken online here at Gino’s official site!
You can find a full range of the very best Italian recipes for chicken in Gino’s best-selling recipe books or you can find a selection of great ideas below. Time to start cooking!
Spiedini di pollo con insalata di fagioli e ceciChicken Skewers With Beans & Chickpea Salad
This is a great way to cook chicken – the sweetness of the marmalade combines with the smokiness and spice of the paprika to give a delicious glaze. I usually cook the skewers on a barbecue, but you can char-grill them too. When threading them, it helps to use the natural curved shape of the yellow peppers or onions at either end to keep the other ingredients secure.
Pollo Al Limone, Miele E RosmarinoLemon Chicken With Honey & Rosemary
Rosemary and lemon give this simple chicken dish a real taste of the Mediterranean; it is zingy and flavoursome but really child-friendly, so it makes a great midweek family meal. Perfect in summer with a big salad, or try it in winter for a serious vitamin C kick to beat the bugs.
Petti di Pollo al Mascarpone, Salvia e LimeChicken Breasts in Creamy Sage & Lime Sauce
Chicken breasts are such a great option for an easy, quick and healthy midweek supper and this creamy sauce has a fabulous citrus kick. I like to serve this with a simple crisp green salad and some boiled new potatoes or – even better – my Mushroom Rice.
Bollito di carneAromatic Meat Stew with Red Wine, Cloves & Juniper Berries
Bollito di carne is a classic northern Italian dish, typically from Piedmont. Hearty, rich and satisfying, it always includes several different types of meat – the kinds used vary depending on availability and the preference of the cook. For this recipe I decided to use duck, pork and chicken, as recommended to me by a butcher in one of the markets I visited when filming in Piedmont. Serve with plenty...
Petti di pollo con salsa al Marsala, pomodoro e uva passaChicken Breasts in Marsala & Tomato Sauce with Raisins
When I was filming for the TV series I visited Marco De Bartoli’s vineyard in Samperi, near Marsala – an ancient town on the western edge of Sicily. I spent a wonderful day with his son, Renato De Bartoli, who told me about the history of Marsala wine – its production dates back to 1770, when an Englishman accidentally discovered the local fortified wine and shipped it to England, where it...
Pollo MargheritaChicken Breasts with Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil
I’m from Naples, the city that invented pizza, and I’ve been brought up with them all my life. There is nothing quite like a freshly cooked Margherita pizza. I love the flavour so much that I have copied the ingredients and added them to this chicken recipe to give me that Italian kick I sometimes crave. It is important not to use buffalo mozzarella for this recipe as it is very milky and releases...
Insalata di Pollo e ChorizoChicken and Chorizo Salad With Beans and Rocket Leaves
Every now and then I go on a health kick and watch what I eat, especially in the evenings. However, there are only so many salads you can have before you start to get a bit bored, especially during the winter months – but this is an amazing option: filling, delicious and incredibly good for you but at the same time it won’t leave you feeling hard done by, unlike some salads.
Petti di pollo con salsa al mascarponeChicken breasts in mascarpone sauce
Chicken is the most common source of meat in the world. Some would say it is a tasteless meat, but they haven’t tried this dish yet! This recipe was one of my favourites as a child – perhaps it’s the simplicity that appealed to me. Mascarpone cheese is a speciality of Lombardy and is used a lot in northern Italian cooking, but if you can’t find it you can replace it with a thick double...