Healthy, affordable and let's not forget delicious, chicken is a wonderfully versatile ingredient which works equally well as part of a quick midweek meal as it does a stunning dinner party centrepiece. In Italy, chicken (or pollo) is most commonly served as a secondo dish, although homemade chicken stock will also be used in soups, stews and risottos.
This collection of Italian chicken recipes contains plenty of inspiration, from rustic suppers to Michelin-quality dishes. For an easy chicken recipe try Filippo Trapella's Pollo alla cacciatora, a classic 'hunter's stew' which Gennaro Esposito also offers a molecular spin on in his chicken ravioli recipe. Whip up Roman chef Cristina Bowerman's Chicken sandwich for a tasty lunch treat, or impress dinner guests with Gaetano Trovato's truffle chicken stew recipe.