One Pan Italian Chicken Skillet

A simple One Pan Italian Chicken Skillet that can be made in less that 15 minutes!

One Pan Italian Chicken Skillet

A simple dish can taste so good. Especially a one pot dinner. Easy dinner. Easy clean up. Just how I like it. 

This dish takes only 15 minutes to make start to finish and is incredibly easy. Simply sauté chicken and garlic, stir in crushed tomato and simmer. Sprinkle with basil, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Place under the broiler until your cheese in melted. Done. How easy is that?? 

Italian Chicken Skillet

I am a sucker for Italian food. The slow roasted tomatoes, the creamy mozzarella and the fresh basil. Can’t every dish be covered in that?

This dish is loaded with all of the Italian flavors I love.

Everything gets cooked in the same pan. Just make sure the pan is oven safe to go under the broiler. Cast iron works great for this. Here’s what I use.

For the recipe I used skinless boneless chicken breast. One of the most important things about this dish is starting with a thin chicken breast. Starting with a thin slice of chicken shortens the cooking time and provides a tender chicken breast, 

chicken with tomatoes and mozzarella

You don’t have to make your own tomato sauce for this recipe. The sauce simmers with the chicken creating a thick flavorful tomato sauce. The crushed tomatoes turn into a thick creamy sauce/paste that is sweet and full of flavor. I added some crushed red peppers for a little heat. If you do not like heat just omit. 


one pan Italian chicken

I used mini mozzarella because that is what I had on hand. You can always substitute pre-shredded mozzarella cheese to save some time slicing. We all know how difficult mozzarella can be to slice.

Italian style chicken

Serve with my Garlic and Oil Pasta. You can always keep it low carb and serve alongside a salad. Heck you can serve this chicken by itself it’s so good.

One Pan Italian Chicken Skillet

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
A simple One Pan Italian Chicken Skillet that can be made in less that 15 minutes!


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 thinly sliced chicken breast Equal to 1 Pound
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 16 slices mini mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese


  1. Add olive oil to an oven safe skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Saute chicken until fully cooked flipping halfway. Takes about 8 minutes.
  2. Add in sliced garlic and saute for a minute.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer. This takes about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Take off the heat and top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately!

Recipe Notes

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  • I made this the other night for my bf. Followed the recipe exactly, topped w/provolone, mozzie, and parm, and served over angel hair pasta. It was fabulous. Perfect amount of food for 2 people.

    • Hi Bryn! Yes I use crushed tomatoes not drained. The sauce will simmer for a bit and thicken up! Let me know if you have any more questions. Hope this helps!



  • Cathy Kellen

    1 cup of crushed tomatoes does not seem enough for the sauce. Was that a typo? It sounds delicious! Going to try but add more crushed tomatoes.

    • Hi Cathy,

      Thank you! Yes it is 1 cup of crushed tomatoes. The sauce gets super thick and is the coating for the chicken. If you would like extra to serve with pasta go ahead and cook extra sauce separately or add more sauce to this dish. I served the chicken by itself with baked ziti on the side.



  • Sonja

    This was super delicious! We just made it in Nepal. We didn’t have canned tomatoes so we diced up fresh tomatoes really small and it still worked 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  • Stephanie

    I’m a little late to the party, but just made this and it was delicious. The whole family scarfed it up! Thank you for a great recipe 🙂

  • Feliza Medina

    Super deliciosa y economica sobretodo comi delicioso sin salir de mi casa. GRACIAS😍