Italian-Style Chicken & Peppers Recipe
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Italian-Style Chicken & Peppers Recipe

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I found my mom's well-stained recipe card for chicken and green peppers and was flooded with memories. I'd forgot how good it was! Hope you enjoy. —Donna Miller, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups meatless pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup sauce: 394 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1030mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place pasta sauce in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, covered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until hot, stirring halfway.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green pepper; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in cream cheese.
  3. Arrange chicken in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spoon pepper mixture onto chicken. Pour warmed sauce over top. Place cheese over sauce. Bake, covered, 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian-Style Chicken & Peppers in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p34

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. 19, 2015

"The mozzarella cheese was black and crusted after 25 minutes. Husband said to throw the recipe away and I agree."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"Real easy to make and tasty. Just what the submitter said it would be. It was a tad longer than 30 min if you allow for prep time. Will be making this again!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"Easy to make and turned out to be very yummy! We used our homemade tomato sauce and it kicked everything up to the next level. I weill be making this again!"

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"Made this a 'meal 4 two' cutting recipe in half, used sweet red pepper. came together quick and easy - will definitely make again."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"We enjoyed this. The chicken breasts I used were too thick so I had to bake them longer. Next time will cut them in half. Recommend adding the cheese after the first 10 minutes of baking time. I added garlic & Italian seasoning (in addition to that which is in the sauce) and mushrooms. Yummy. I might try ricotta instead of cream cheese."

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