Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Savory Chicken with Bell Peppers and Mushrooms

I got this recipe from my friend,  Joanna, when were over at her home for dinner with her and her husband, Tony. The chicken was so moist and tender, pounded thin, and sauteed. with all of those wonderful veggies, green  and red bell peppers, mushrooms,onions, and herbs. Then, you make pan sauce with chicken stock, white wine, garlic, oregano, and balsamic vinegar, thickened with a little cornstarch. Pour vegetables and sauce over chicken.  You can serve this with rice, pasta, or, noodles.  This is a great, flavorful recipe with vegetables, which cooks quickly, if you pound the chicken breasts thin. I didn't pound my chicken breasts thin, as you can see in the picture. I made this for my brother, who is here until tomorrow.  Enjoy!

Savory Chicken with Bell Pepper and Mushrooms   From Joanna

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
vegetable oil spray
1 tsp. vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
8 oz. sliced fresh mushrooms  I used Baby Bella
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crumbled
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cold water

Put the breasts with the smooth side up between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, lightly flatten the breasts to 1/4 inch thickness, being careful not to tear the meat.( I didn’t do this step, but just cooked regular chicken breasts, which lengthens the cooking time.)

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and lightly spray with vegetable oil. Cook the chicken 4-6 minutes, or until lightly golden brown, turning once. Transfer to a plate.

Reduce the heat to medium. Pour the oil into the skillet and swirl to coat the bottom. Cook the onion and garlic until light golden brown, 5-6 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in the mushrooms and bell pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the veggies are tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low.

 Add in chicken breasts, Stir in the chicken, broth, wine, vinegar, oregano and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink. Transfer the chicken to a platter. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Put the cornstarch in a small bowl. Add the water, stirring to dissolve. Stir the liquid mixture into the skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally.

To serve, pour the vegetables and sauce over the chicken. Serves 4.  Enjoy!


  1. Your photos keep getting better and better here is another example of a mouth watering dish!

    1. Claudia,
      Thanks! I think that my pics are a work in progress, but this dish is a wonderful work.

  2. I love it when I am able to get a recipe from a friend like this one. You know it's tried and true and has been well-tested. Plus, since you've already tried it, it's a no-brainer. It looks absolutely delicious. Your brother's very lucky (tell him I said so).

    1. Christiane,
      This dish is so good, and comes together easily, and is even good, leftover, if you have any:)

  3. I like how the ingredients are evened out in this dish. Sometimes to meat can over take a dish, which does not leave much room for the other elements. Easy, well rounded and tasty. Sounds like a winner to me, thanks for sharing Joanna's recipe!

    1. This dish has a nice balance between the veggies and the chicken with wonderful flavor.

  4. Making this ASAP! I'm always looking for new ways to cook chicken. Aren't we all? And this looks just packed with flavor. Thank you for sharing with me! I hope you are having a blessed day.

    1. Monet,
      You can never have enough chicken recipes, and this is a good one to keep.:)


  5. Yes...I agree that your pics are looking really great! And I'm always looking for new chicken recipes for my collection since we eat it at least twice a this!

    1. Wendy,
      Thanks for your kind words. This is another wonderful chicken recipe.

  6. This is my kind of comforting light chicken with the veggies and the noodles. So colorful, perfect and satisfying! Love it!

  7. this looks delicious - I'd like to come over for dinner please!
    Mary x


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