Chicken Giovanni Mushroom, Peppers and Wine Pomodoro

Sunday, February 21, 2021
Chicken Giovanni Mushroom, Peppers, and Wine Pomodoro is an easy vegetable-topped chicken made in less than 35 minutes that mom used to make back in the 1960s.

The chicken is seasoned, sauteed, and then topped with tomatoes, peppers, and sauteed mushrooms.

A versatile basic recipe that can be adapted using any meats or seafood and Grandma and Mom developed this easy recipe.

This fork-tender chicken is so forked tender and great on a bed of pasta, mashed potatoes or rice.

Back in the 1960s living in Central Utica New York, mom usually served this over day-old bread during those tough recession years, but you can choose any of our suggestions below for sides your family prefers.

The name of this dish came from Grandma because it was Grandpa John's favorite meal and Giovanni is John in Italian plus my brother's name who loves this dish!

If you love easy quick chicken recipes, you will be loving how delicious this wine sauce is on the sauteed boneless chicken breast.

You may also like our Chicken Scampi recipe if you're a chicken lover and that's another family quick favorite meal to make.

Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe!

Old Vintage Chicken Recipes Are the Best!

I can't tell you how old this recipe is from our family cookbook but it sure is from back in the 1960s somewhere that I remember.

The topping is a basic medley and was used on top of many different types of meat and seafood.

Mom worked full time and this was one of those hurry-up recipes and throw-together that tasted like it came from a 5-star restaurant.

If you're looking for quick and easy this whole meal can be achieved in around 30 minutes.

Ingredients You Will Need(scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements)

  • boneless thinly cut chicken breasts
  • butter
  • garlic, minced
  •  dry white wine, chicken broth, or water
  • mushrooms sliced
  • finely chopped fresh parsley
  • peppers diced
  • olive oil or canola oil
  • diced tomatoes
  • all-purpose flour
  • dried parsley, basil, oregano
  • granulated garlic powder
  • salt, pepper, or more to taste
  • serving suggestions :
  • linguine pasta cooked to package instructions in salt water and drained

Serving Suggestions


  1. coat the chicken first and saute before adding to the sauce
  2. use fresh herbs when available
  3. use a wine that you would drink and taste great
  4. make sure you wash the mushrooms very well and blot them dry before using
  5. add red pepper and spices to taste if you like a spicier dish
  6. it's easier to slice whole chicken breasts while they are still a little frozen

Other Meats

  1. Shrimp
  2. Pork tenderloin
  3. Boneless Steak
  4. Venison
  5. Cube Steaks

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Fast and Easy Recipe

If you love easy recipes you will love this fresh vegetable topped chicken breast.

You can serve this along with our serving suggestions above.

For all my seafood lovers out there we have also used shrimp and haddock combined and it's also marvelous!

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Chicken Giovanni Mushroom, Peppers and Wine Pomodoro

Chicken Giovanni Mushroom, Peppers and Wine Pomodoro

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 45 Min
This is a boneless chicken breast with fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, white wine topped with flavored Italian breadcrumbs


  • 4 boneless chicken breast sliced thin 
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  •  4 garlic cloves minced 
  • 6 rosa plum tomatoes diced
  • 2 green or red peppers sliced 
  •  flour for dredging mixed with herbs and spice mix below:
  •  1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, oregano, basil 1/4 teaspoon pepper, salt, rosemary pinch cayenne 1 large plastic bag 
  • 2 tablespoon butter 
  • 1 lb sliced baby bella mushrooms cleaned and washed 
  • 1/2 cup white wine  or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup or more of Pecorino Romano grated cheese 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs mixed with 1 tablespoon melted butter set aside


  1. Slice chicken breasts in 1/4 inch thick slices with a sharp knife on a cutting board or purchase them thin sliced. 
  2. In a large plastic bag add 1 cup of flour and all herbs and spices. 
  3. Shake chicken pieces into the flour. 
  4. Heat the oil to medium-low heat.
  5. In a large frypan, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons olive oil. 
  6. Add the garlic and saute for one minute, stirring around. 
  7. Add the chicken slices and brown for two to three minutes on each side. 
  8. Transfer all of this to a large deep oil sprayed baking pan. 
  9. Add the mushrooms, peppers to the same pan skillet and saute for around 3 minutes sprinkled with a little granulated garlic powder,  then add them to the top of each slice of chicken breast. 
  10. Note:  just add the tomatoes on top of the chicken they do not need to be cooked.
  11. Pour wine into the baking dish around the chicken. 
  12. Sprinkle with buttered bread crumbs and grating cheese evenly over the tomatoes. 
  13. Bake at 350 degrees hot oven, until browned and chicken is cooked and tender around 25 minutes depending on how soft you like your vegetables.
  14. Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper can be adjusted to taste.
  15. If the chicken begins to dry out add a little water, chicken broth, or more wine if you prefer.
  16. Serve this dish with a side of pasta aioli see recipe here.



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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2012. It was edited and re-published in 2021.


  1. It's a very appetizing way to cook chicken. I love mushrooms. Bye, have a great day

  2. Great way to cook chicken!Kisses,dear!

  3. I think it is the dredging in spices and herbs that won me over on this one. Your photo just screams of flavor. Another tasty chicken recipe-well done!

  4. Great chicken dish. I would definitely make this one. Full of flavor with herbs, mushroom and wine.

  5. What a yummy looking dish! I love the flavors you've incorporated into this. Bookmarked, I have all the ingredients on hand - this will make our weekly menu I'm sure!

  6. Wow, this looks delish! I see this for Sunday dinner this week, thanks.

  7. My kind of yummy light Italian chicken dish. Just give me a nice piece of crusty bread, a fresh green salad, a glass of red fruity wine, and I'm "a happy camper!"

  8. This recipe needs to live in my cookbook. I can't wait to make this next week.

  9. Mmmm, I have never heard of this dish, but judging from the ingredients, this would quickly become a favorite of mine. Great recipe!

  10. Oh yum! This looks delicious! So many great flavors in one chicken dish!

  11. Mmm this looks super tasty! I bet its chock full of amazing flavors. Great recipe!

  12. this looks delicious! awesome recipe!

  13. Oh my goodness this looks incredible!

  14. This is great the chicken and mushrooms and the seasoning make for a flavourful dish.
    Thanks for the list at the bottom, I make chicken marsala a lot so I visited there. Very nice recipe, I was particularly touched by your remembrance comments. You are a wonderful daughter

  15. I am always looking for something new to do with chicken- I am thinking this would work for veal as well (which I have because several packages were marked way down at my grocers!)

  16. Oh, boy! What a fantastic entree, family would love this (especially if I ate all the mushrooms :)).

  17. What a fantastic chicken the colors and such wonderful flavors!

  18. Yummy! Buzzed!!! I LOVE your recipes, by the way!

  19. I'm so glad you shared this winner again! I love everything about this dish!!!

  20. I love to find a new chicken recipe! Especially one like this, with its Italian flavors. Yum!

  21. What a delicious way to serve chicken. I love that it is veggie packed too.

  22. This chicken is bursting with so much flavor! I could eat this with just a nice piece of bread and that would satisfy.

  23. This is one of our favorite dishes to make! There are so many incredible flavors in this classic dish and we love serving this with a side of pasta. Delicious!

  24. This looks like such a comforting dish, such great flavour combinations!

  25. A mouthwatering chicken dish with lots of veggies!

  26. Chicken and mushrooms always go together well and this is no exception! Looks so tasty!

  27. We really enjoyed this dish! My partner even ate all the leftovers we had, which is rare! Bookmarking to make again

  28. Enjoyed this for dinner last night and it does not disappoint! So bold and flavorful; this has easily become a new family favorite dish!

  29. I love a combination of chicken and mushrooms. This dish looks so tasty. I could make over and over again.

  30. Giovanni was my grandfather so this dish is calling to me. The chicken with the veggies sounds amazing! Perfect for me!


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