Six-Pepper Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
Colorful peppers star in this hearty stir-fry from Betty Elliott of Goldonna, Louisiana. “I'm single, and I work very long hours,” says Betty. “This recipe is handy because I can use the leftovers in fajitas.”


  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1/2 medium green pepper
  • 1/2 medium sweet red or yellow pepper
  • 6 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 small onion, sliced
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  1. Cut all of the peppers into thin strips; discard seeds. In a skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in oil until no longer pink. Add the peppers, mushrooms and onion; stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Serve with rice if desired.