Italian Chicken and Peppers Recipe
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Italian Chicken and Peppers Recipe

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I put this chicken recipe together one day when I had leftover peppers and wanted something easy. To my delight, the taste reminded me of pizza—something I love but can no longer eat! It's great with steamed broccoli. —Brenda Nolen, Simpsonville, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) garden-style spaghetti sauce
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 each small green, sweet yellow and red peppers, julienned
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 396 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 770mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce, onion, peppers, cheese, garlic, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Serve with chicken and sauce. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Chicken and Peppers in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p51

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Caitybug User ID: 5206090 253324
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"I just made this recipe on Saturday. This is the best dish ever! My whole family loved it, even my picky son who isn't a big chicken eater! I made this just as written, and we loved it. This is definitely a keeper!!!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 250279
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"This is a fabulously tasty dish!! I will be making this often!"

michelehowie User ID: 8682333 243910
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"It was just ok"

habenaroman User ID: 7905288 240347
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Very good"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 233500
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"My husband loved this and said it had a lot of flavor. I even put my chicken in frozen so it could cook longer. I used homemade canned tomato sauce and homegrown peppers and garlic. I will definetly make this again so easy!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 227662
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"very good.

Easy to prepare."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 183698
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"A tasty and easy slow cooker recipe."

Mokka User ID: 2879630 182743
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Rave reviews from my husband & two grown grandsons. Did in a dutch oven on top of stove. All organic ingredients, didn't use any cheese, used a box of tiny baby yellow & orange peppers. Yum-O, Recipe is a keeper, thanks Brenda."

luckyladyx User ID: 1485042 100649
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Very good make this one again"

enns User ID: 2991213 210887
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"Have actually made this twice recently and will definitely be making it again. A new favorite in our household."

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