Chicken Pizzaiola

This chicken pizzaiola is a common recipe in Italy and is very simple to make. With 3 main ingredients you will make everyone happy as the final result looks absolutely delicious.

Positive: 10 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to cook.

Negative: There’s nothing to dislike here. Just make sure to use a good “passata”: the ingredients should only be tomatoes and salt.


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 mozzarella
  • 350 g Italian passata (pureed tomatoes)

In your pantry:

  • olive oil
  • oregano
  • garlic powder (optional)
  • olives (optional)
  • salt, pepper
  • sugar


Slice chicken breasts lengthwise in half so you have now 4 thin slices of chicken.

Heat a large deep frying pan with a spoon of olive oil and cook chicken for 5 minutes on medium high heat.

how to cook chicken

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When they are lightly golden you can place them on a plate and season with salt and pepper.

Add passata to the pan with half a glass of water. Season with salt, a pinch of sugar, oregano and garlic (optional). Drizzle some more olive oil and stir well. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.

chicken tomato sauce

Then add chicken again to the tomato sauce and cook for another 10 minutes on low heat.

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Cover chicken breasts with thin slices of mozzarella. You can also add a handful of olives for the ultimate Italian touch. Turn off the heat and cover the pan with a lid (or some aluminium foil if, like me, you don’t have a large lid yet).

how to make chicken pizzaiola

When cheese is melted, it’s ready! Sprinkle some black pepper and oregano over the mozzarella and serve immediately. Yum!

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chicken pizzaiola

My advice: I served my chicken pizzaiola with green peas and it made a great lunch.


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