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Lisa’s Chicken Aglio e Olio

If you love spaghetti aglio e olio, you will love this dish, full of garlic and spiked with a generous sprinkling of hot pepper flakes. Lisa first made this recipe for her children as a way to use extra sauce left over from spaghetti aglio e olio. As every good Italian mother knows, necessity is the mother of happiness from the kitchen! You can watch Lisa make this, and more recipes, on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel.

Lisa’s Chicken Aglio e Olio Ingredients:

8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 ½ cups olive oil

4 tablespoons butter

10 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Flour for dredging

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Lisa’s Chicken Aglio e Olio Directions:

Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large sauté pan with ½ a cup of the olive oil. Sauté the chicken breasts until they are golden on each side.

Transfer the chicken breasts to a 13 x 9 casserole. Add the remaining olive oil and chopped garlic into the sauté pan and sauté until the garlic is softened but not brown. Add the crushed red pepper.

Pour over chicken breasts in the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.


  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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