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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 with tomatoes. To my delight, the taste reminds 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 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup pasta and 2/3 cup sauce (calculated without shaved Parmesan) equals 396 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 770 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Reviews for Italian Chicken and Peppers

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"It was just ok"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Very good"

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!"

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"very good.

Easy to prepare."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"A tasty and easy slow cooker recipe."

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."

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Very good make this one again"

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

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

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!"

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"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

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

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

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

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"

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!!"

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."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"Very easy and very good"

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.