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italian style chicken & peppers

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I love everything about this recipe--except I think I would be tempted to add a clove or two of minced garlic and possibly some diced onion. And I would sprinkle liberally with Parmesan cheese before serving. Recipe & photo: 09-03-14

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For italian style chicken & peppers

  • 2 c
    meatless pasta sauce
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1 md
    green pepper, chopped fine
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 4
    boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 4 slice
    part-skim mozzarella cheese

How To Make italian style chicken & peppers

  • 1
    Place pasta sauce in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, covered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until hot, stirring halfway.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green pepper; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in cream cheese.
  • 3
    Arrange chicken in a greased 13x9" baking dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spoon pepper mixture onto chicken. Pour warmed sauce over top. Place cheese over sauce.
  • 4
    Bake, covered, in a preheated 425º oven for 23-30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165º.