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Easy Italian  Chicken Recipe

Easy Italian Chicken

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"Easy, best ever garlic Italian chicken! If desired, serve with plain white rice and a green vegetable such as broccoli or green beans."

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  1. In a large skillet, brown the chicken pieces in oil and cook for about 15 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Crush garlic cloves and squeeze over chicken. Cover skillet and cook over low heat for 10 minutes each side. Remove cover, sprinkle with red pepper flakes and salt to taste, add water and simmer over low heat until water evaporates and the chicken pieces are sticky and yummy!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2003

I tried this out recently and it was great. I'm only a beginner when it comes to cooking and this recipe seems pretty straightforward and easy to make. Moreover, the ingredients were quite easy to get hold of which is a plus. I thought at first that it might taste a bit too bland since you don't even marinate the chicken in any sauce, you just basically fry it and then add ingredients while cooking. But I guess the key to the taste is letting the chicken simmer in all that pepper and garlic. The second time I tried it was not as successful -- think this is because I used too much oil. So the key is to let it simmer in as little oil as possible so that by the time you put in the water, the water can evaporate so that the taste clings to the chicken. Happy cooking!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 23, 2003

i found the chicken to be not so great, BUT I am thinking it could have just been the chicken I used, the chicken seem fatty? anyone know of a certain brand to get? I'm sorry if this sounds stupid but I'm a foreigner trying new things.

Aug 12, 2004

Very good and tasty. I made it with some modifications. Rubbed the chicken with lemon pepper (as recommended by 1 reviewer) and italian seasoning. I also added a squirt of lemon to the water for simmering. Wonderfully delicious chicken. Will definitely cook this again. Thanks Lottie =)

Sep 11, 2003

this was very, very good - i have made it a few times with other cuts of chicken... i think that definitely using a cut with the bone in is the best... i did try it with boneless breasts & used them in a sandwhich the next day.. yummy!! overall, I think this is a tasty recipe with subtle flavor... do not serve with an overpowering side dish!!!

Jun 23, 2003

My family really liked this chicken. It was tender and juicy. The skin stayed nice and crispy. I did omit the crushed red pepper for my son and husband who don't like spicy food. However, the crushed garlic and salt added enough flavor that it was still good. This is a definite "keeper". It was also very easy.

Jun 23, 2003

This was so easy and excellent! For a little added tang, I rubbed the chicken with lemon pepper and added lemon juice with the 1/2 cup of water. Absolutely great!!!

Dec 30, 2004

I made this recipe for my husband after I had my daughter, and I needed something easy and good to make. It was really yummy. I added a touch of honey to the garlic to give it a little zest. And used lemon pepper. Served with cabbage, and white rice, it made an excellent meal.

Jun 23, 2003

We loved this recipe. There are no kids here but we enjoyed it. It might be a little to spicy for children but mouth watering for adults.


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  • Calories
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.9 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 30.3 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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