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Italian Chicken and Peppers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours


6 servings

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
Italian Chicken and Peppers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition 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.

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