This is the best chicken dish I’ve made in a long time, and my family wholeheartedly agrees. The creamy sauce is amazing, with such a great depth of flavor. You know it’s good if my boys kept talking about how they’d even eat it without the meat!
There are several steps, but they’re not difficult, and everything gets pre-cooked in the same pan on the stovetop, which makes it all so much easier. It’s also what makes everything taste so good. Honestly, I think we were all ready to lick our plates when the meal was over. This one is definitely going into the regular rotation.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3 bell peppers (1 each of green, red, yellow or orange)
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 cup grated mozzarella or Monterrey Jack cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Seed the peppers and cut them into rings. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
- In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Lightly brown the chicken on both sides and transfer to a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan.
- Add the onions to the sauté pan and cook until soft and brown. Arrange the onions over the chicken.
- Add the peppers to the sauté pan and cook until just tender. Arrange the peppers over the chicken and onions.
- Add the garlic to the sauté pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour the diced tomatoes, chicken broth and cream into the sauté pan with the garlic; season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Remove chicken from oven, and remove the foil. Sprinkle with cheese and return chicken to oven, uncovered, for another 10-15 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Serve with pasta, if desired.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Kayotic Kitchen.