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Italian Chicken and Peppers

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
  • Makes
    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


  • Mix first eight ingredients; stir in peppers. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauce mixture.
  • 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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  • gremaux
    May 18, 2020

    VERY GOOD - Would make again

  • Sachin
    Dec 13, 2017

    Great recipe! Slow cooking is great but it can be made a lot healthier. Instead of a crockpot, I used MEC pure clay pot for this recipe. It cooked a lot faster and the flavor was all natural and enhanced. You should try that and I promise you'd never cook in a crockpot again.

  • BeckyJCarver
    Jun 18, 2017

    The chicken was very tender & the flavors mixed well together.

  • angieact1
    Apr 22, 2017

    Very easy, awesome taste! Thank you

  • Caitybug
    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
    Jul 10, 2016

    This is a fabulously tasty dish!! I will be making this often!

  • michelehowie
    Feb 16, 2016

    It was just ok

  • habenaroman
    Dec 27, 2015

    Very good

  • danielleylee
    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
    Jun 9, 2015

    very good.Easy to prepare.