Italian Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Very tasty chicken dish, one that I have made many times... this can be made with skin and bone-on chicken also. Add in some crushed hot pepper flakes if desired to turn up the heat! Remember, if you are using skin and bone-on chicken pieces to cook for a longer time. This complete recipe is made in one large skillet, or Dutch oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, season chicken with seasoning salt pepper and garlic powder (can use regular salt).
  2. Brown the chicken in oil on medium heat (about 3 minutes on both sides) remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, saute onion, bell pepper, celery, fresh garlic, dried basil, dried oregano and mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes (add in crushed hot pepper flakes, if using).
  4. Add in the tomato paste and stir for about 1 minute.
  5. Add in the stewed tomatoes and wine (if using) stir until combined.
  6. Season with more salt and pepper if desired; cover and simmer tomato mixture for for about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Add in the browned chicken back to the skillet, cover and simmer for another 40-45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and juices run clear.
  8. *NOTE* You might want to add in a couple of teaspoons of sugar if you think that the tomato sauce is too "acidy".


Most Helpful

Wonderful, Wonderful! I did 3 breast and 3 boneless, skinless thighs...superb! This is yet another that I turned into a freezer meal. Turns out beautiful either way! Thanks Kittencal!

DustyPyatt June 04, 2008

We really enjoyed this, did add a few shakes of mexican seasoning. i used chicken thighs not chicken breasts as we prefer it. Easy to prepare, will definitely be using it again. Thanks for posting

JoyfulCook January 05, 2008

I loved this as a simple healthy but delicious mid week meal. It was the perfect reprieve from four days of hotel food. My one change, which was accidental, was used a full can of tomatoes in preparing a half batch of the recipe (doubling the amount). I also used the equivalent of 3 cups creminis and would suggest using 4 cups if you like mushrooms as much as I do. To reduce the cooking time in the final step, I cut my breasts in half. Served this over creamy polenta with asparagus. Yummmy!

justcallmetoni November 07, 2007

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a