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Easy Italian Chicken

A hearty Italian dish that's a lovely fresh tasting main course you can serve with pride and without fuss. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are convenient to thaw and cook quickly.—Joan Rose, Langley, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked spaghetti


  • In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, mushrooms, basil and garlic powder; bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water; gradually add to tomato mixture. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve chicken with spaghetti; top with tomato sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 177 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 very lean meat, 2 vegetable.

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  • deedubb
    Apr 3, 2012

    I would make this again but with a bit of flare involved (i.e.salt, garlic salt, and other ingredients that aren't diabetic friendly)

  • mother of 3
    Sep 20, 2009

    This was tasty and quick. I added 1/4 tsp. dried oregano, used 1 clove minced garlic for the garlic powder, and substituted blenderized diced tomatoes. I sprinkled the breasts with basil and cooked them in a little olive oil.

  • lindachicken__Oklahoma
    Apr 24, 2008

    This has been a family favorite for years!

  • mdolan
    Apr 20, 2008

    This has been one of my families favorite recipees for several years. I'm making it today & I couldn't find my magazine with the recipee so I looked it up here. It is really good you need to try it.