Chicken Gluten free Healthy Lunch Main

Lemon Herb Chicken or Pollo arrosto al Limone

How to prepare the real Italian recipe of Lemon Herb Chicken or “Pollo Arrosto al Limone e Erbe Aromatiche”

Roasted Chicken is literally an all time favourite of both of us, we love it! Great childhood memories having lunch with the family. An easy Sunday dish, which is made even more delicious if accompanied with roasted potatoes. Hearty comfort healthy eating in this delicious roast chicken recipe. Simple and super tasty!


  • 12 chicken Drumsticks or Thighs (or use a combination depending on your preference)
  • 1 bunch Chives
  • 1 bunch of curly leaf Parsley and Rosemary
  • 1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 3 tbsps Lemon juice (approx. yield from one lemon + grated zest if organic lemon)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt approx
  • Black pepper


1. Start by placing the chives, parsley leaves and rosemary into the food processor. Add in olive oil, lemon juice, a little bit of salt and blend all of these ingredients.

3. Rub the herb marinade evenly on the chicken. Add in the garlic in big chunks (to be removed after cooking). In an oven proof pan place your chicken and cover it with plastic wrap to marinade in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or better if over-night.

4. Remove the plastic wrap and bake uncovered for 25 minutes in a 350°F oven until it browns. Cover the chicken with foil, add a glass of white wine and place it back in the oven for 30 minutes to cook it through. To make sure your chicken is all the way cooked, cut off a little piece and check. Once the chicken is cooked through you are ready to serve. Absolutely gorgeous if served with roasted potatoes as side dish.

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Chicken Gluten free Lunch Main

Chicken with Peppers or Pollo con i Peperoni

How to prepare the real Italian recipe of Chicken with Peppers or “Pollo con i Peperoni”

Chicken with Peppers is a typical dish of the traditional Roman cuisine, a regional recipe linked to the old kitchen of “i Castelli”, this place is famous as well for its red wine. Usually to be served on summer time in August.

It’s a simple dish, very tasty and the result is guaranteed by the quality and freshness of the ingredients, important to use the latest juicy tomatoes in season, beautiful peppers and possibly a free-range chicken. Don’t forget to prepare also some nice bread to leave on the table: when you eat the chicken with peppers it’s impossible not to soak the bread in the sauce!

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 1 kg Chicken cut in pieces
  • 3 Pepper (red and yellow)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 glass of White Wine
  • 1 Canned Tomato
  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato Concentrate
  • Salt and Pepper as preferred
  • Fresh Origan


1. Clean the peppers, remove the seeds and pith, cut in wide-brimmed.

2. In a pan add the peppers with the garlic and let them fry, and add the chicken cut into pieces. Sauté the chicken well on all sides for about 5 minutes, add salt and pepper. Pour the white wine and let evaporate.

3. Add the tomatoes canned and the 2 tablespoons of tomato concentrate to the chicken, cook all together. Season with salt and cook with the lid left slightly raised with a wooden spoon.

4. Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes over medium heat, turning occasionally. Season with fresh origan or marjoram. Serve the chicken hot with homemade bread for the typical irresistible “Little-Shoe or Scarpetta”.

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Chicken Christmas Lunch Main

Guinea Fowl Stuffed with Sausage, Olives and Capers

How to prepare the real Italian recipe of “Guinea Fowl Stuffed with Sausage, olives, and capers or “Faraona Ripiena”

Stuffed guinea fowl is called the Queen’s Christmas dish. A classic refined dish and tasty main suitable for an important dinner.  Indulgent Sunday lunch or special occasion dish. A traditional Christmas recipe which combines culinary properties with the highly nutritious value of guinea fowl meat. Guinea fowl is leaner than chicken and has a slightly heartier flavor which makes it ideal for rich autumn and winter dishes featuring smoky bacon, earthy lentils and root vegetables, chestnuts, bitter chicory, and herbs like sage and rosemary. This festive game bird makes an ideal Christmas dinner.

Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 kg 500 grams of boned Guinea Fowl
  • 100 grams of Bacon cut into slices
  • 200 grams of Sausage
  • 80 grams of Green Olives
  • 50 grams of dried Mushrooms already soaked
  • 4 Anchovies/Anchovies fillets
  • 1 Egg
  • 100 grams of White Bread
  • half a glass of Milk
  • half a glass of White Wine
  • 1 sprig of Rosemary
  • 1 sprig of Sage
  • 20 grams of Butter
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper as you prefer


1. Wash the anchovies and remove the bones to have anchovy fillets, fry in a pan with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil for 2 minutes at medium- low temperature. Add the sausage chopped into pieces, green olives, chopped dried mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Soften the white bread in a bowl with a bit of warm milk, then squeeze and knead with sausage, adding the whole egg.

2. On a big plate, reverse the guinea fowl meat side up, add salt and fill with the stuffing. Close it and sew it with a needle and cooking thread, then cover with slices of bacon and tie with kitchen twine.

3. In a skillet, brown the meat with the olive oil and butter, pour the white wine. Once browned, move the guinea fowl in a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 45 minutes.

Variation: A chicken can be used in place of guinea hens.

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Chicken Dinner Gluten free Healthy Lunch

Easy Lemon Chicken Breast or Petto di Pollo al Limone

How to prepare the real Italian recipe of Lemon Chicken Breast or “Petto di Pollo al Limone”

A simple and tasty dish for an easy and delicious dinner with friends. An all-Italian interpretation of a dish that comes from distant China. There are many recipes of Lemon Chicken worldwide the one we propose here is an all Italian version from traditional authentic Italian cuisine. You can choose chicken breast as a healthy choice for this easy Italian dish. This recipe is a good option for a healthy lunch with low calories and lot’s of proteins, using chicken.

Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1Kg ½ Chicken Breast (You can also use 1 entire Chicken and maybe cut into chunks if you prefer)
  • juice of 9 Lemons
  • 2 Lemons cut into rings
  • 5 tablespoons of Mustard
  • Salt, Black Pepper, Pink Pepper as preferred
  • Olives
  • fresh Parsley


1. Take a the chicken breast fillets (or the entire Chicken better if in chunks), add them into a bowl to marinate overnight with the juice of 7 lemons, 5 tablespoons of mustard, salt, black pepper and red pepper.

2. Transfer the chicken with half of the juice in a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes at 180°C after that wet the chicken with the sauce and garnish with the lemon slices and olives, continue cooking at 200° for 25 minutes more. Finish the preparation of the recipe of lemon chicken with a pinch of fresh parsley.

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Chicken Dinner Main

Hunter’s Chicken Stew or Pollo alla Cacciatora


How to prepare the real Italian recipe of Roasted “Pollo alla Cacciatora” or Hunter’s Chicken Stew

One of the oldest recipes of the Italian cuisine, mainly from Tuscany region, this chicken olives and anchovies recipe is a great evening meal for all the family. A succulent dish with an ancient Italian heritage.


  • 1kg 200 grams of cut Chicken
  • 1 glass of Red Wine
  • 400 grams of fresh Tomato
  • 80 grams of Black Olives
  • 30 grams of Anchovies
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • Rosemary, Salt and Pepper as you prefer
  • 4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


1. In a pan add 4 tablespoons of oil, garlic and let the chicken cook for about 10 minutes, add the black olives let it cook for about 4 minutes, then add a glass of red wine and let it evaporate.

2. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and rosemary, cooking then over medium heat for 30 minutes until the meat is tender. Enjoy.

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