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Baked Italian Chicken Dinner Recipe

Mediterranean Flavors: Baked Italian Chicken Dinner Transport your taste buds to the heart of Italy with this Baked Italian Chicken Dinner. Bursting with Mediterranean flavors and aromatic herbs, this one-pan dish is a culinary journey you won’t want to miss. Tender chicken, colorful vegetables, and a rich tomato sauce come together for a satisfying and savory meal. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a taste of Italy, this recipe will fill your kitchen with delightful aromas and your plate with Mediterranean goodness. Get ready to savor the flavors of Italy with Baked Italian Chicken Dinner.

A Taste of Italy

The star of this dish is the medley of Italian-inspired flavors that infuse every bite with warmth and comfort.

One-Pan Wonder

Baked Italian Chicken Dinner is a one-pan wonder that simplifies cooking and cleanup while delivering impressive flavors.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Baked Italian Chicken Dinner with these variations:

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  1. Cheese Lovers: Sprinkle shredded mozzarella or Parmesan cheese on top of the chicken and vegetables during the final minutes of baking for a cheesy finish.
  2. Seafood Twist: Add seafood like shrimp or mussels to the tomato sauce for a seafood and chicken combo.
  3. Spice It Up: If you like heat, add crushed red pepper flakes or sliced fresh chili peppers for a spicy kick.

Closing

Now that you’ve embarked on a culinary journey to Italy with Baked Italian Chicken Dinner, it’s time to savor the Mediterranean flavors and share this delightful dish with loved ones. Don’t forget to leave a review to tell us how this recipe brought a taste of Italy to your table. Buon appetito!

Tips or Notes:

  • You can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken breasts for this recipe, depending on your preference.
  • To make this dish even heartier, serve it with a side of cooked pasta or crusty Italian bread to soak up the delicious sauce.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste. Add more herbs or garlic for extra flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use canned tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes for the sauce?

Yes, canned tomatoes work well for the sauce. You can use crushed or diced canned tomatoes for convenience.

Can I make this dish in advance?

Baked Italian Chicken Dinner is best enjoyed fresh from the oven, but you can prepare the components ahead of time and assemble and bake just before serving.

Baked Italian Chicken Dinner Recipe

Baked Italian Chicken Dinner Recipe

Recipe by Alexandra
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 4 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • 4 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks

  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil

  • 1 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves 3 garlic, minced

  • 1 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 1 green bell pepper, sliced

  • 2 2 tomatoes, diced

  • 1 can 1 (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon 1 dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon 1 dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a large ovenproof dish or baking pan and set it aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and drumsticks, skin side down, and sear for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until it becomes translucent.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced bell peppers and diced tomatoes to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes, allowing the vegetables to soften slightly.
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes and add the dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Return the seared chicken thighs and drumsticks to the skillet, nestling them into the tomato and vegetable mixture.
  • Cover the skillet or transfer everything to the greased ovenproof dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the vegetables are tender.
  • Remove the Baked Italian Chicken Dinner from the oven and garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.
  • Serve the dish hot, savoring the Mediterranean flavors of this delightful Italian-inspired meal. Enjoy!

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