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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: 3 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 jar (24 ounces) garden-style spaghetti sauce
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 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
  • 1/2 each small green, sweet yellow and red peppers, julienned
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • Hot cooked pasta
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. Mix first eight ingredients; stir in peppers. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauce mixture.
  • 2. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, 3-4 hours. Serve with pasta; if desired, top with shaved cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 221 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 738mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Italian Chicken and Peppers

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angieact1 User ID: 1990802 265018
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2017

"Very easy, awesome taste! Thank you"

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."

NYCWarrior User ID: 7339587 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 User ID: 6226285 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 User ID: 265172 167160
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

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

dcscake_OH User ID: 228890 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 User ID: 1917187 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 User ID: 2838328 181299
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

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

nigols User ID: 6143871 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 User ID: 5184780 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 User ID: 1614762 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 User ID: 3516631 183697
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"Very easy and very good"

amytime99 User ID: 1888410 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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