Roman-Style Chicken

Roman-Style Chicken, known as ‘Pollo alla Romana’ in Italy, is a classic dish that perfectly captures the essence of Roman cuisine. This recipe is designed to guide even a beginner through the process of creating a mouthwatering, authentic meal. Embrace the rich flavors and simple elegance of this Roman delicacy.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 4 people


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Prepare the Chicken: Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. Brown the Chicken: Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken breasts and cook until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  3. Cook the Vegetables: Add bell peppers in the same skillet and cook over medium heat until they are soft about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  4. Make the Sauce: Add the tomatoes, wine, thyme, and oregano to the skillet. Stir to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan to release all the flavorful bits.
  5. Simmer: Return the chicken to the skillet and pour in the chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Final Touches: Add the capers and parsley, then cook uncovered for an additional 5 minutes.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

Calories350 kcal
Total Fat15 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Cholesterol70 mg
Sodium800 mg
Total Carbohydrate10 g
Dietary Fiber2 g
Sugars6 g
Protein35 g