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Italian Chicken (GF, DF)

One of my favorite blogs is Eat at Home. I’ve been following Tiffany’s blog for the past 2 years. Each week she provides free weekly menus featuring recipes she has posted. The majority of her recipes are fuss-free or little-fuss recipes. The recipes are also delicious.

I got this recipe from the blog. She named it Skillet Chicken with Peppers and Tomatoes. I renamed it Italian chicken because my boys would have told me they didn’t like it because it had peppers and tomatoes. I told them Italian chicken when they did their daily ritual of asking me what was for supper.

I was lucky to find thin chicken breasts on sale when I did my weekly shopping. They were in a family pack for $10 and some change. I was going to be able to use the pack for 3 meals. That is a deal! Even though I told the Imaginative One that I spent a lot on the chicken, he needed to eat all his serving. LOL!

The chicken needs to marinate overnight, so plan ahead.


Italian Chicken

Based on a recipe from Eat at Home

Stars of the recipe:

Chicken marinade:

  • Chicken tenders or chicken breasts thinly pounded (pounded between two pieces of wax paper – take all of your frustrations out on the chicken)
  • 1/2 bottle of Italian dressing
  • 1/4 c. of soy sauce

Italian Chicken:

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 to 4 pieces of marinated chicken
  • 1-2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 package of frozen onion and pepper mix
  • 1 15 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 box of penne pasta (whole wheat, gluten-free, or regular)


  1. Marinade the chicken for at least an hour.
  2. Cook the penne pasta, drain and set aside. (This can be done while the chicken is cooking.)
  3. Put the olive oil in the skillet. Heat it on med. Heat.
  4. Place the chicken in the skillet. Cook on both sides until browned. (Discard the leftover marinade.)
  5. Add the garlic and onion, and pepper mix to the skillet. Cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the can of crushed tomatoes.
  7. Simmer over med. Low heat for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve with penne pasta.
  9. Enjoy!

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