In India the most widely known and popular Italian dishes are the various types of pastas and pizza. But apart from these, the Italians have a score of other dishes that are just as delicious and easy to make. They have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian variants for most of their dishes. As Indians, the meat we most commonly eat is chicken, which complements the Italian flavours perfectly. So, here are the top 5 Italian dishes made with chicken in them that are neither pastas nor pizzas.
- Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata
The stars of this delicious dish are the charred sweet and tangy lemon slices and the white wine sauce. Skinless and boneless chicken breasts are typically used for this dish. They are usually pounded to make the meat tender and moist. The white wine sauce with its variety of herbs and chicken stock adds flavour to the usually bland breasts. All these ingredients combined, intensify the flavours and give this dish a magnificent look.
- Chicken Parmesan over Zucchini Noodles
This dish is the perfect combination of health and taste for all the health-conscious people out there. Though two kinds of cheese are used in this dish, they are perfectly balanced by the zucchini and tomatoes that are nutritious and help burn fat. The chicken pieces usually used in this dish are the breast cutlets, which are coated with parmesan and yogurt and their mellow taste is set off fabulously by the tangy zucchini noodles and the wine and tomato sauce.
- Chicken Marsala
This classic Italian dish is perfect to serve at dinner gatherings. This version of the chicken dish has chicken breasts coated in a mixture of flour and grounded pecans and cooked to a rich golden brown. They are then cooked in the Marsala sauce, which gives the meat a sweet tang that adds to the overall flavour. You can savour this dish with a glass of Chardonnay at its side.
- Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce
This is a simple to make entrée with shredded mozzarella and pepperoni slices, which appeals to both kids and adults. With store-bought marinara sauce and the quick to cook chicken cutlets, you can have this dish ready in mere minutes. This Italian dish gives a jump start to your dinner and ensures that no one gets antsy till you serve the main course.
- Chicken Cacciatore
The word cacciatore means hunter and this dish gets its name from the fact that it is prepared hunter style. This dish is reminiscent of pot stew, and is made with chicken pieces, a lot of herbs, onions, tomatoes, bell-peppers all mixed into a rich and rustic wine sauce. You can add other vegetables also to this thick stew for a tasty Italian pot chicken dish.
Most of these dishes use pounded and boneless chicken breasts that are soft and juicy. These less heard of but extremely delicious dishes are worth a try and have fairly simple recipes that you can try at home. You can easily enjoy the different types of chicken and seafood from our trusted online store at reasonable rates.