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Italian Chicken and Peppers Recipe

Italian Chicken and Peppers Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Italian Chicken and Peppers

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Caitybug 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 250279
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

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

michelehowie 243910
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"It was just ok"

habenaroman 240347
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Very good"

danielleylee 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 227662
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"very good.

Easy to prepare."

lisa53202 183698
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"A tasty and easy slow cooker recipe."

Mokka 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 100649
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Very good make this one again"

enns 210887
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

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

NYCWarrior 210886
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"I made this yesterday for dinner and it was a hit! I used whole wheat pasta and added cilantro instead of basil because I was out of fresh basil. Thanks for this delicious recipe!"

jaccob1 125266
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"This was an excellent recipe.Very,very tasty.Would be good without the chicken also as we are not big meat eaters.Will definitleymake it again. C.K.Potosi,wi"

joedebfry 167160
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"As others recommended, I added zucchini and yellow squash. Excellent! I'll be making this again soon!"

dcscake_OH 185821
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"Loved it, my family loved it. I have a lot of peppers, in my garden, so this was perfect."

rita43 165259
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"This is really good. So easy. Works well in Dutch oven for those of us who don't read directions until after we get home from work! Try it."

Butterfly257 181299
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"Very good. I went easy on the garlic but next time I'll put in the full strength!"

nigols 185819
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"Did not have spaghetti sauce, used can of toms with chilli's and followed the rest of the recipe, oh I did add 1 extra clove of garlic , yes I would make again it was very tasty, no stars are shown on pc so I can not rate it"

goodfoodshows 210885
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"This is GREAT!! I, too added zucchini, but I also added a can of diced tomatoes and yellow squash and celery seed. I've tried it over pasta and rice, and it pleases either way!! Thank you for a great family recipe!!"

tnm615 210884
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"My family loves this recipe. I make it at least twice a month. It is one of my go to recipes. My dad cannot eat pasta so I serve it to him over rice and it is just as good. I highly recommend giving this a try."

lguenst 183697
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"Very easy and very good"

amytime99 165257
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2009

"This is easy and delicious! I added 2 small zucchini and 2 bunches of chopped scallions because they were in the fridge and needed to be used. Whole family enjoyed!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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