Chicken With Italian Seasoning

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Chicken with Italian seasoning is one of my favorite kinds of chicken recipes. It’s so simple, but yet so tasty. There are just a few ingredients you need to make it and some spices of course.

Today I am dishing out a recipe for Chicken with Italian seasoning. This is a simple yet delicious recipe that can be prepared in minimal time. Although the total preparation time of this dish is hardly 15 minutes, the taste is stunningly good.

Easy Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast

Summer time means that it’s time to grill, right? This Easy Italian Seasoned Chicken would be perfect to grill for those nice summer days. This chicken is seasoned with only 4 simple ingredients, but is packed with tons of flavor!

I didn’t grill mine, I cooked it in a little olive oil in a cast iron skillet, But I can only imagine how much more flavor it would have grilled!

This is great served as a main course with some side dishes or it makes for a flavorful salad! And, the way that my mom has been growing all the romaine lettuce in the garden, I think we will be eating lots of salads this summer.

Like salads with every meal, even breakfast.

I may be experimenting with lots of different salad recipes this summer, lol.

Anyway, back to the chicken. The seasoning is so simple and I didn’t use 10 different spices. Other than salt & pepper, I only used 2 seasonings. But, it still has all the wonderful spices of basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary.

I used Garlic Powder & Italian Seasoning. My mom has always cooked chicken breast and seasoned it with salt, pepper & garlic powder, which has been good. I wouldn’t have ever thought that by just adding the Italian seasoning that it would have so much more flavor to it!

I think that this picture says it all!

I cooked 3 chicken breast and that will feed our family of 6. I cut the breast in half lengthways down the middle, so they would be thinner and cook quicker.

I just sprinkled the seasonings on each side and cooked over medium heat in a cast iron skillet with a little olive oil.

Cook on each side until nice and golden brown, then flip and cook until no pink in the middle.

As I previously mentioned this is great on top a salad (my moms favorite way to eat it,) and it also goes great on top of pasta with a cheesy, homemade sauce!

This Cheesy Mozzarella and Tomato Pasta topped with Italian Chicken recipe will be coming later this week. I’ll be sure to come back and tag it here so y’all can find it. Trust me, this is one that you will want to make!

YIELD: 6 SERVINGS

Easy Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast

Easy Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast

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PREP TIME5 minutes

COOK TIME20 minutes

TOTAL TIME25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breast down the middle lengthwise
  2. Spinkle with salt & pepper, as much as you prefer
  3. Sprinkle each breast with 1/4 tsp each of garlic powder & italian seasoning ( I sprinkle both sides of the breast)
  4. Cook over medium heat in a little olive oil unitl golden brown on each side and no pink in the middle

Italian-Seasoned Sautéed Chicken Breasts

Juicy and flavorful, this simple chicken can be the base for a variety of meal options. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal!

Italian-Seasoned Sautéed Chicken Breasts- my "go-to" chicken that can be transformed into a variety of meals throughout the week.

Hello friends, my first weight loss course is underway and I am loving connecting with ladies who want to  make changes to their diet. It’s been so fun to help them. The next course is already set for January 4th so keep that in mind if you are in need of losing 5 +pounds and need some accountability.

Ok, so things have calmed down a bit here. Soccer season is coming to an end, the big birthday party for my boys is done and I have my parents coming to help me out next week as the hubby has some long work days ahead. It feels good to start feeling a little more in control. I even paid someone to clean my house last week! Such a treat as housecleaning isn’t my favorite activity.

But even with things calming down a tiny bit, I have never had such little time to make dinner as I have in the past year or two. I blame having a fourth child, but you can pick anything you’d like to blame. 

So I just wanted to share my super simple go-to chicken when I have no time to be creative, which like I mentioned seems to be quite often lately. It’s also part of my meal prep chicken when I am able to do some work ahead of time.

Italian Seasoned Chicken Breasts-2

I butterfly the chicken (make a lengthwise cut from the thickest part of the chicken to the within 1/2 inch of the opposite side) because I like a thinner piece and it takes less time to cook. If you are already working with a fairly thin chicken breast, you don’t need to slice them like that.

This is why I love it- it has flavor! I like food with flavor. Once you have it done you can do a variety of things with it:

-Eat it as is with a side of whole grain quinoa or a rice blend and veggies

-Slice it up and add it to a salad

-Cut it in slices and stuff it in a pita or tortilla, top with some salad, greens, veggies like onion and tomato, hummus and lemon juice (and feta is good too)

-Make a mediterranean pizza- sauce, cheese, this chicken in bite sized pieces, sun dried tomatoes or fresh ones, fresh basil

-Add it to some stewed white beans and tomatoes with extra garlic and olive oil

So there are lots of options to keep this a staple dinner option week after week. I typically use less seasoning on the kid’s piece of chicken, but as you can see, I like mine covered in the herbs and garlic. Let me know if you make it!

Italian Seasoned Chicken Breasts-3

What’s your go-to chicken dish?

[Tweet “Cook once, eat twic. Use this super simple Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast for a second leftover meal- salad, pita sandwich, pizza!”]

PREP TIME

5 mins

COOK TIME

15 mins

TOTAL TIME

20 mins

quick and easy these Italian seasoned chicken breasts are perfect for busy weeknight cooking and can be transformed into pitas, sandwiches, salads, pizza and more.

Author: Melanie F. | Nutritious Eats

Recipe type: Main

Cuisine: Italian

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1¾ lb chicken breast (3 breasts, butterflied)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • scant ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • lemons for serving (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Season chicken breasts lightly with salt and pepper. Sprinkle a heaping ½ teaspoon of dried basil, 1//2 teaspoon of oregano and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder over one side of chicken breasts. Place in skillet seasoned side down and season other side with equal amounts of salt, pepper, basil, oregano and garlic powder. After chicken has cooked for ~5 minutes, add minced garlic, flip chicken over and cook an additional 5-8 minutes, depending on thickness of breasts, until chicken is cooked through and golden brown. Remove to a plate, Scrap up browned bits of garlic out of the pan, add to chicken along with any juices. Squeeze with fresh lemon juice (optional).

NOTES

I typically just eyeball the spices- shake it on until it looks nicely covered. Feel free to do the same. It makes for an even easier weeknight meal when no measuring spoons are involved.
Butterfly chicken = make a lengthwise cut from the thickest part of the chicken to the within ½ inch of the opposite side

Italian-Seasoned Sautéed Chicken Breasts

Juicy and flavorful, this simple chicken can be the base for a variety of meal options. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal!

Italian-Seasoned Sautéed Chicken Breasts- my "go-to" chicken that can be transformed into a variety of meals throughout the week.

Hello friends, my first weight loss course is underway and I am loving connecting with ladies who want to  make changes to their diet. It’s been so fun to help them. The next course is already set for January 4th so keep that in mind if you are in need of losing 5 +pounds and need some accountability.

Ok, so things have calmed down a bit here. Soccer season is coming to an end, the big birthday party for my boys is done and I have my parents coming to help me out next week as the hubby has some long work days ahead. It feels good to start feeling a little more in control. I even paid someone to clean my house last week! Such a treat as housecleaning isn’t my favorite activity.

But even with things calming down a tiny bit, I have never had such little time to make dinner as I have in the past year or two. I blame having a fourth child, but you can pick anything you’d like to blame. 

So I just wanted to share my super simple go-to chicken when I have no time to be creative, which like I mentioned seems to be quite often lately. It’s also part of my meal prep chicken when I am able to do some work ahead of time.

Italian Seasoned Chicken Breasts-2

I butterfly the chicken (make a lengthwise cut from the thickest part of the chicken to the within 1/2 inch of the opposite side) because I like a thinner piece and it takes less time to cook. If you are already working with a fairly thin chicken breast, you don’t need to slice them like that.

This is why I love it- it has flavor! I like food with flavor. Once you have it done you can do a variety of things with it:

-Eat it as is with a side of whole grain quinoa or a rice blend and veggies

-Slice it up and add it to a salad

-Cut it in slices and stuff it in a pita or tortilla, top with some salad, greens, veggies like onion and tomato, hummus and lemon juice (and feta is good too)

-Make a mediterranean pizza- sauce, cheese, this chicken in bite sized pieces, sun dried tomatoes or fresh ones, fresh basil

-Add it to some stewed white beans and tomatoes with extra garlic and olive oil

So there are lots of options to keep this a staple dinner option week after week. I typically use less seasoning on the kid’s piece of chicken, but as you can see, I like mine covered in the herbs and garlic. Let me know if you make it!

Italian Seasoned Chicken Breasts-3

What’s your go-to chicken dish?

[Tweet “Cook once, eat twic. Use this super simple Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast for a second leftover meal- salad, pita sandwich, pizza!”]

GARLIC ITALIAN CHICKEN BREAST

PREP TIME

5 mins

COOK TIME

15 mins

TOTAL TIME

20 mins

quick and easy these Italian seasoned chicken breasts are perfect for busy weeknight cooking and can be transformed into pitas, sandwiches, salads, pizza and more.

Recipe type: Main

Cuisine: Italian

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1¾ lb chicken breast (3 breasts, butterflied)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • scant ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • lemons for serving (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Season chicken breasts lightly with salt and pepper. Sprinkle a heaping ½ teaspoon of dried basil, 1//2 teaspoon of oregano and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder over one side of chicken breasts. Place in skillet seasoned side down and season other side with equal amounts of salt, pepper, basil, oregano and garlic powder. After chicken has cooked for ~5 minutes, add minced garlic, flip chicken over and cook an additional 5-8 minutes, depending on thickness of breasts, until chicken is cooked through and golden brown. Remove to a plate, Scrap up browned bits of garlic out of the pan, add to chicken along with any juices. Squeeze with fresh lemon juice (optional).

NOTES

I typically just eyeball the spices- shake it on until it looks nicely covered. Feel free to do the same. It makes for an even easier weeknight meal when no measuring spoons are involved.
Butterfly chicken = make a lengthwise cut from the thickest part of the chicken to the within ½ inch of the opposite side

3-INGREDIENT BROWN SUGAR ITALIAN CHICKEN

3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken – brown sugar, Italian dressing mix and chicken. Ready in under 30 minutes! Everyone loved this dish! I loved that there was no prep work! Such an easy weeknight meal that the whole family enjoyed!

Remember this recipe.

3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken

This baked chicken only has 3 ingredients – including the chicken! Plus, there is no prep work involved. Woohoo! Just coat the chicken in brown sugar and Italian dressing mix then throw in the oven. That’s it! SO easy!

Not only is this chicken a snap to make, it tastes great! We both gobbled this chicken up! Sweet and savory in every bite! We served this with some Parmesan Rice Grits and Green Beans. YUM! I can’t wait to make this again!!

I highly suggest lining your pan with foil. The brown sugar mixture gets sticky as it bakes. After dinner, throw away the foil and the dishes are done! Easy prep and easy clean up.. It just doesn’t get any better!

3-INGREDIENT BROWN SUGAR ITALIAN CHICKEN

Yield: 6 people

Prep Time 5 mins

20 mins

Total Time 25 mins

3-Ingredient Brown Sugar Italian Chicken – brown sugar, Italian dressing mix and chicken. Ready in under 30 minutes! Everyone loved this dish! I loved that there was no prep work! Such an easy weeknight meal that the whole family enjoyed!

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (0.7-oz) packet Italian Dressing Mix

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
  • Combine the brown sugar and Italian dressing mix. Coat both sides of the chicken with the brown sugar mixture. Place in prepared pan. Top chicken with any remaining brown sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Turn broiler on HIGH. Broil chicken until brown sugar caramelizes, about 1 to 2 minutes. Watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn!

Notes:

I used a packet of Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix.

Do NOT make the dressing. You are only going to use the contents of the packet in the recipe.

ITALIAN HERB GRILLED CHICKEN

This Italian Herb Grilled Chicken recipe is a summer staple – pair it up with salad or pasta, or serve on it’s own. It’s delicious!

plate of grilled chicken with seasoning

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! We’ve had great weather and have spent a lot of our time in the pool and out by the grill. Last night’s dinner was amazing…inspired by my nephew Ryan who was over hanging out.

But first, this Italian Herb Grilled Chicken.

plate of herb grilled chicken with side of pasta salad with various vegetables

This Italian Herb Grilled Chicken was perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. It was prepared on the grill and served with Ina’s Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes so there wasn’t a lot of time spent in the kitchen, which is really nice during the summer.

I don’t really measure the amounts of herbs and spices that go in the rub, I usually use equal amounts of each herb and spice and combine it in a bowl. I set aside what I want to use for that meal so I don’t cross contaminate, then store the rest of the Italian herb blend for another time.

Chicken like this can be used in so many meals…pasta, salads, sandwiches…you can’t go wrong with it. I love grilling a big batch of chicken breasts early in the week to use in different meals. It’s a great addition to Greek salads.

plate of grilled chicken with Italian herb seasoning

One of my favorite ways to use this chicken for a family dinner is to slice it up, top it with sauce and cheese and throw it on a roll and under the broiler to make chicken parmesan sandwiches.

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