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 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
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup pasta and 2/3 cup sauce 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.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup pasta and 2/3 cup sauce 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.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"A tasty and easy slow cooker recipe."

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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."

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Very good make this one again"

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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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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"Great recipe! We loved this and will definitely make it again."

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