Italian Chicken

Simmered Italian Chicken

You don’t have to go to a restaurant to enjoy a fabulous Italian meal. This Simmered Italian Chicken Recipe is a restaurant-worthy chicken dinner that will satisfy your craving!

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Italian Chicken
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Simmered Italian Chicken

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 430kcal


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion - sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic - minced
  • cup sweet red wine
  • 2 cups tomato passata or tomato puree
  • 4 ounces black olives - pitted and chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 ounces green olives - pitted


  • Heat a grill pan to high heat for about 2-3 minutes. Season both sides of the chicken with black pepper and sea salt.
  • Place the chicken breasts on the grill pan. Lower the heat to medium-high and cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side, undisturbed. Flip, and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the pan, place in a bowl, and set aside.
  • Use the same pan to grill the tomatoes. Grill them on one side for 1 minute, then remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add red wine, tomato passata, chopped black olives, and rosemary sprigs. Bring to a boil.
  • Add grilled chicken, lower the heat, and cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until chicken is tender. Remove the lid, add green olives and grilled cherry tomatoes. Cook for 5 more minutes. When the meal is ready, remove rosemary sprigs using tongs. Divide between 4 plates and serve hot with gluten-free pasta or mashed potatoes.


Nutrition Facts
Simmered Italian Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1060mg44%
Potassium 1223mg35%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1231IU25%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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