Easy Italian Chicken & Fried Potatoes

Megan Todd


Need a quick and easy meal for dinner tonight? Well this is just what ya need. It's always my go to for those evenings that I just don't feel like making a fuss over dinner, but also tastes like I spent all day preparing.

If you plan ahead, which I rarely do when I decide I am going to make this, you can allow the chicken to marinade in the dressing for hours beforehand. But even 30 minutes will do as you prep the potatoes.

Add your favorite fresh herbs. I use whatever I have on hand, & it always comes out delicious!

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30 Min
45 Min
Pan Fry



boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 bottle
of your favorite italian dressing, or your own homemade!
salt and pepper to taste
fresh herbs to taste
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil


6-8 medium
potatoes, skins on, washed, and cut in 1 inch wedges
1/2 stick
butter, (or 1/4 cup olive oil)
1/2- 3/4 c
of your favorite italian dressing, or your own homemade
1 medium
yellow onion, diced
1 clove
garlic minced
parmesan cheese, optional


1Note: If you are looking for a good homemade Italian recipe, check out my Colorful Party Pasta Salad Recipe. I include a homemade Italian Dressing within that recipe & it's delicious!
Any Italian dressing will do, use your favorite! Try different varieties!
2Remove any excess fat from chicken & rinse chicken in cold water, pat dry. Place in a large glass bowl, pour dressing over chicken just until thoroughly covered. Turn chicken to be sure to get both sides. Cover & allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
3In the meantime, prepare potatoes.

Clean potatoes, & cut in one inch wedges, leaving skin intact. (Need those awesome vitamins!!)
Add olive oil to large skillet & heat over medium high heat. Add potatoes. Cook for 15 minutes, turning frequently to brown on all sides.
4When potatoes are halfway done, add Italian dressing, minced garlic, onions, & your fresh herbs. Add salt & pepper to taste. Continue to cook over medium heat, turning frequently. I cover during this process to help the potatoes cook all the way through. Continue to cook until potatoes are cooked all the way through.
5While the potatoes are cooking, heat EVOO on medium heat in another large skillet. Add chicken, marinade, & minced garlic. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Cook 5-7 minutes each side depending on thickness of breast. Add fresh herbs the last couple minutes. I used fresh rosemary in this dish.
6Top with optional parmesan cheese just before serving!

This dish goes very well with candied carrots as a side dish. Mmm good!! This is one meal I never have left over of! Sometimes I wish I did just so I wouldn't have to cook!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy