Chicken & Peppers Recipe

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Chicken & Peppers Recipe

Chicken & Peppers Recipe

Chicken & Peppers Recipe

Chicken & Peppers Recipe

Roasted chicken and colorful peppers combines interestingly in this recipe that is inspired from Italian cuisine. It’s relatively healthy and very easy to cook. Give it a try when you are bored with routine chicken recipes.

Recipe Info:

  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup chicken broth (homemade, low sodium is preferred)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ cups thinly sliced bell pepper (mix of different colors is preferred)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves or ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 small onions (cut into thin wedges)
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Rinse the chicken under running water; dry off excess with paper towels. Wrap pieces (each one separately) in wax papers or plastic wraps. With the flat side of meat mallet, lightly pound on chicken to ½ inch thickness.


Coat chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper evenly.


Take 4 tablespoons of all purpose flour in a medium bowl; working with one at a time dredge coated chicken in the flour; shake off any excess. Reserve the remaining flour for further use.


Heat half of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high flame. Sauté minced garlic in the hot oil for about 20 seconds until fragrant. With the help of tongs carefully lower chicken pieces into the oil. Work in batches; do not crowd the skillet. Cook for 10 minutes 5 minutes per side turning once during the process until chicken turns golden brown and cooked through. Transfer browned chicken to a plate; cover it with a foil to keep it warm until the sauce gets done.


Add onion wedges to the same skillet along with bell pepper slices and remaining olive oil; sauté for 3-4 minutes until onions are fragrant and vegetables are soft; pour ¾ cup of chicken broth into the skillet with ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium; add 1 teaspoon of chopped basil leaves to the broth; let it be on the heat for about 2 minutes until vegetables cooked and liquid reduces a bit;

Mix reserved flour with 3 tablespoons of water; stir to make a thin paste; while stirring continuously add it to the liquid; continue stirring until sauce thickens; return the chicken back to the skillet; stir once and let the chicken absorb the sauce lightly. Off the heat; transfer to a serving bowl; garnish with remaining basil leaves; serve hot over rice/pasta with a green salad on the side.


Notes & Tips:

  • Any part of the chicken can be used for this recipe.
  • Cooking time varies according to the thickness of the chicken.
  • For that extra sweet and spicy kick add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the chicken broth.
  • White wine can be used in the place of chicken broth.
  • Use oregano instead of basil for the authentic Italian touch.
  • Use chicken cutlets to save time on flattening the chicken.
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