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on a wooden background with a tan napkin sits a white bowl of braised chicken; chicken, carrots, celery and potatoes in a tomato broth.

Mom's Italian Braised Chicken

Chicken breasts, potatoes, carrots, celery and seasonings are stewed in tomato soup for the perfect comfort food dish.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Chicken, Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 295 kcal


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups potatoes diced
  • 1 cup carrots cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup celery cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 10.75 oz cans tomato soup
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, carrots and celery with 1 tablespoon olive oil, italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook the chicken until lightly browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the vegetables to the skillet and cook until the carrots and celery and just softened, about 10 minutes. Nestle the chicken back into the skillet and pour the tomato soup on top. Fill each soup can with water and add that to the skillet, along with the bay leaf. Stir until everything is covered.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 F.
  • Remove the bay leaf. Use two forks to shred the chicken.
  • Divide onto plates and serve.


Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be replaced with bone-in, chicken thighs or drumsticks. Increase cooking time by at least 15 minutes. 
Alternate preparation, slow cooker: add all items to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Optionally, pan-sear the chicken and veggies before adding to the slow cooker. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 27gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 183mgPotassium: 1055mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5515IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword braised chicken, chicken stew, italian chicken
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