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Chicken Peperonata

Posted on | October 3, 2011 | 10 Comments

This is a quick and easy way to prepare chicken.  The chicken pieces are coated with whole wheat flour, shortly fried and then cooked with bell peppers and tomatoes.   Basil and oregano add some Italian and Mediterranean flavours.  The chicken turned out very tender, and the sauce was perfect.  Served with some fresh bread, this is a delicious yet simple dinner or lunch recipe.

Ingredients  serves 4-6 

  • 4 Chicken Breast, cut into bite size pieces  (can also be done with skinless chicken thighs, about 2 per person)
  • whole wheat flour 
  • olive oil

 

  • olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 6 bell peppers, mixed colors, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 kg tomatoes, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano, plus more to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil, plus more to taste
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • pinch of sugar
  • pepper/chili flakes, to taste 

Directions

Toss the chicken pieces in some whole wheat flour to coat them.

In a large frying pan, heat some olive oil and fry the chicken pieces until lightly browned.  The chicken does not need to be done at this point.  Then remove the chicken from the pan.

Add the onion slices and cook them in a little olive oil until soft.  Add the garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.  Add the bell peppers, tomatoes, oregano, and basil.  Bring to a boil, constantly stirring.

Place the chicken on top of the vegetables.  Season everything with salt and pepper.  Cover the pan with a lid and let everything simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked and tender.

Taste and adjust the seasoning.  Garnish with fresh herbs.  

Serve with fresh bread.

Guten Appetit!!!

Source:   adapted from “Easy Chicken” by Love Food

Comments

10 Responses to “Chicken Peperonata”

  1. Ali
    October 4th, 2011 @ 00:12

    What a way to make chicken, so simple and it turned out great… the picture got me craving. Love the post.

  2. BalticMaid
    October 4th, 2011 @ 09:33

    Thank you!!! You comment made my day :-)

  3. Sylvia
    October 5th, 2011 @ 13:50

    Your pics look so tasty! And its easy to make…I’ll try it today for lunch!!

  4. BalticMaid
    October 5th, 2011 @ 17:53

    Hey Sylvia, I hope you had a wonderful lunch. Thanks for coming by and commenting.

  5. Sook
    October 5th, 2011 @ 18:17

    This looks so colorful and beautiful! I bet it tastes great too!

  6. BalticMaid
    October 7th, 2011 @ 22:25

    Thank you!!! I appreciate your comment!

  7. beti
    January 3rd, 2012 @ 19:41

    I love that it’s quick and easy, it looks so delicious and healthy

  8. Simply Tia
    January 8th, 2012 @ 16:32

    I have this recipe bookmarked about 3 months now. I keep coming back to it and still have not tried it. Next week will not pass by and I don’t make it. I refuse. It looks tooooo delicious. I’m a fan of peppers and tomatoes so I know it’s delicious but why haven’t I made it yet? Not even sure!

  9. BalticMaid
    January 8th, 2012 @ 19:31

    @ Beti: Thanks for your comment!

  10. BalticMaid
    January 8th, 2012 @ 19:35

    @ Simply Tia: I am the same way :-P I sure hope you’ll enjoy it; let me know! Thanks for comming by and leaving a comment!

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