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One Pan Roman Chicken Recipe That’s Likely to Make Everyone Fall in Love

Cooking Method ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
Calories 410
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Spice up your midweek with this simple and delicious Roman chicken recipe. When I make it you can hear nothing but sounds of enjoyment and the clunking of plates and cutlery. 

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  • 5 medium chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 small onion, sliced
  • 1 medium (28 oz or 800 ml) can of diced tomatoes, (I use the Italian garlic and herb.)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (Use fresh if you have it on hand.)
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (I used fresh in my recipes as I had some on hand.)
  • 2 tablespoons capers (These are optional but add a nice touch.)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon fresh or dried parsley for garnish
  1. Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat. Place the chicken in, breast side down, and fry for about 4 o 5 minutes on each side. They don't have to be complete cooked as they are going to simmer in the juices. Set them aside on a plate.

  3. In the same pan, add in the bell peppers followed by the onion and garlic. Stir and saute until the peppers are fork tender.

  4. Pour in the diced tomatoes. Add in the thyme, Italian seasoning, and oregano. Stir until well combined.

  5. Add the chicken back in and spoon the sauce over. Reduce the heat to medium low and allow to simmer, spooning the sauce and rotating the chicken occasionally, for about 15 to 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. 

  6. Add in the capers and garnish with parsley. You can use cilantro too if you wish.

  7. Plate and enjoy your Roman chicken. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 410kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.2g32%
Saturated Fat 5.7g29%
Cholesterol 62.3mg21%
Sodium 1800mg75%
Potassium 799mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 16.2g6%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g15%
Sugars 5.8g
Protein 19.6g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


I use chicken thighs. Other options are boneless, skinless thighs or breast. I just find breast a bit dry.

As always, you can adjust the seasoning according to you liking. 

Keywords: Chicken Recipe, One Pan Meals, Midweek Meals
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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