Italian-style chicken w/ tomatoes & squashes

sherry monfils


I had just been given some fresh squashes by a neighbor w/ a beautiful garden and had just bought some fresh Roma tomatoes. I brought out the chicken thighs and remembered how a friend of mine who's mom was straight from Italy taught me this simple yet fulfilling dish & since I had all the ingredients, except the fresh herbs, lol, I gave it a go and all loved it. I served it w/ freshly sliced Italian bread to sop up the juices of the combined tomatoes. Perfecto!


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20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 4
    good-sized bone-in chicken thighs, skin on
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    each, dried dill, dried thyme and rosemary herbs
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed parsley, dried
  • 1
    14.5 oz can italian style diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 2
    diced fresh roma tomatoes
  • 1 small
    zuchinni squash, sliced thin
  • 1 small
    summer squash, sliced thin
  • 1/2 box
    thin spaghetti, snapped in half before cooking to al dente
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil

How to Make Italian-style chicken w/ tomatoes & squashes


  1. Cook spaghetti,, after snapping the pasta in half, ( or small pieces,) drain, place in bowl w/ a drizzle of olive oil, set aside and cover.
  2. In a large pot or skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Sprinkle the squashes and diced Roma tomatoes w/ just a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Loosen skin on chicken and season w/ remaining sea salt & pepper. Then add all herbs and spices except Parsley to the chicken by rubbing it into chicken, under the skin. Add the Roma tomatoes and squash to skillet & saute for a minute or 2. Remove to a plate & add chicken to skillet, increase heat to med-high. Cook chicken on both sides 5 mins each side. Add the squash mix back to skillet w/ chicken.
  3. Add the undrained can of Italian-style diced tomatoes to skillet, pouring it over all ingredients. Reduce heat to medium and cover the skillet w/ a lid. Let cook another 15-20 minsutes, stirring every so often, until juices run clear in chicken. Spoon cooked spaghetti into bowls & then place 1 chicken thigh, skin removed ,on top of pasta. Spoon tomato and squash mix over chicken & pasta. Sprinkle parsley over each bowl and serve

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About Italian-style chicken w/ tomatoes & squashes

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Sodium

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