Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chicken with Peppers

This week for the FNCCC I chose the chicken with sweet peppers recipe from Mario Batali.


I changed the recipe a bit based on the comments following the recipe.  Many folks said that the chicken needed more time to cook through, so I left it in the pan the entire time, rather than remove it while I cooked the veggies.  The result was a flavorful chicken, with yummy veggies.  We paired it with sweet peas and it was delicious.


Chicken with Sweet Peppers - Adapted from Mario Batali
{printable recipe}

4 chicken breasts
Olive oil
salt and pepper
2 garlic clove
1 onion, diced ( I used 1 T minced)
4 bell peppers, colors of your choosing, sliced
1 C white wine (or chicken broth)
1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb. ripe tomatoes
1 tsp. parsley

Prepare the veggies.


Heat olive oil in a saute pan, and then add the chicken pieces and garlic.  Mario says, be careful not to crowd the chicken....  Brown the chicken pieces until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes.


Add the pepper strips and mushrooms and saute them for just a few minutes.


Add in the parsley.


Then, add the wine/broth and onions to the mixture.  Cook at a boil for about 15 minutes, while the wine evaporates.   Add more broth/wine as necessary to prevent the chicken and veggies from drying out.

Then, add in the chopped tomatoes. Simmer until the internal temp of the chicken is done.


Serve the peppers atop the chicken.


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19 comments:

  1. That looks like a delicious meal for the summertime! The colors are beautiful!

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  2. You should seriously have your own cooking show. You have such unique, healthy recipes that are such a great hit! :) This one looks fabulous.

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  3. oh I wish i would have seen this last night when I was cooking chicken!

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  4. Looks yummy! Glad you guys enjoyed it.

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  5. One of my favorite things to make... love the tomatoes added, need to steal this idea!

    great post

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  6. I have been planning on cooking chicken tonight...now I know how I am going to do it! I also happen to have ALL of these ingredients on hand. Thanks for posting!

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  7. This looks so yummy! Your recipes always look so good!
    God bless,
    Amanda

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  8. What a timely post. I have extra peppers in my fridge that I need to use. This looks great!

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  9. I was planning on having stir fry tomorrow night but I may have to change it to this. It looks so good!

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  10. I will have you know that my son (5 years old) just walked by and asked if that's what we're having for dinner tonight. When I explained to him that we don't have any chicken defrosted or peppers in the fridge since they're not on this week's menu-he's mad at me now!!! Peppers are one of his FAVORITE foods! This is definitely going on next week's rotation! Thanks for the inspiration and for having SUCH delicious photos that make my (and my 5 year old's) mouth water!

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  11. That's delicious. My grandmother used to make that dish, but she roasted the bell peppers over the gas stove (electric works too).

    I have an award for you. :-) The post is here:
    http://thekrazykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-am-so-thankful-for-all-wonderful-and.html

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  12. this looks tasty and really easy. I will try it.

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  13. that looks delicious, i love bell peppers.

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  14. What beautiful pictures and vibrant colors. Love the simple ingredients! Thanks for cooking with FNCCC~

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  15. Yum, simple and delicious. I love how healthy and colourful this is.

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  16. What a great recipe, love your pictures, so colourful. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I can almost smell it cooking! Visiting from URS.

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