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5 from 8 votes

Italian Pan Fried Chicken

Italian Fried Chicken,a delicious moist and tender chicken dish. Made with fresh Italian spices, fast and easy, the perfect weeknight recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, fried chicken, Italian chicken, pan fried chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 340kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 4 chicken legs, thighs or breasts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • pinch of thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 sprigs rosemary (remove the leaves)
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water (more if needed)


  • In a medium to large-sized frying pan add 2 tablespoons olive oil, then add the chicken, sprinkle with half of the ingredients oregano, thyme, salt, rosemary leaves and chopped garlic turn the legs and sprinkle with the remaining ingredients. 
  • Add the water and cover cook on high heat until boiling then lower heat to low / medium for approximately 35 minutes (check occasionally), check for doneness after 30 minutes**, if cooked remove cover raise the heat and cook until water has evaporated. Turning to brown on both sides. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
  • ** you can check to make sure they are done by using an instant-read thermometer (the chicken should be at least 165°F when cooked)


Calories: 340kcal | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 270mg | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.2mg