Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Italian Chicken and Peppers-with pressure cooker and slow cooker options

The minute I saw this recipe for Italian Chicken and Peppers I had to whip some up for lunch! The original version was made in a slow cooker, mine was made with frozen chicken breasts in about 35 minutes using the pressure cooker. It only calls for five ingredients and can be served over pasta, rice, polenta or as a sandwich. I'd say that's a versatile recipe! Don't hesitate to give this tasty meal a try folks, I don't think you'll be disappointed:@)

Italian Chicken and Peppers-adapted from Budget Bytes
3 bell peppers, cleaned and cut into 1/4" thick strips
1 medium onion, cut into 1/4" thick strips
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs-I used breast meat
1 tsp Italian seasoning-original recipe calls for 1 tsp basil and 1 tsp oregano
1/4 C water-only if using pressure cooker
24 oz jar of marinara/spaghetti sauce-your favorite brand
S&P to taste

~Pressure Cooker Version: Place frozen chicken in PC, add water, then spaghetti sauce, do not stir. Cook on high for 20 minutes. Release pressure (allow natural release if you have time, automatic if rushed). Add pepper, onion and Italian seasoning. Cook on high for 4 minutes. Automatically release pressure. Shred chicken and add S&P to taste.

~Slow Cooker Version: Lay half of the peppers and onions in bottom of SC, lay chicken on top, sprinkle with spices, add remaining veggies, pour spaghetti sauce over everything. Place lid on and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Shred chicken and add S&P to taste.

Eat well and have a happy day:@)


  1. Such an easy, delicious recipe for the busy holiday season! I'm definitely going to use my crock pot more this year!!!

  2. I'm with Liz about using the crock pot more. This looks like a dish we'd love!!


  3. looks tasty! but where's the pie!? ;)

  4. It looks great, Lynn! I'm starting to love recipes that don't require a l-o-n-g list of ingredients, and usually they're the ones that we come back to. Sometimes simple is the best!

  5. It sounds great, and is going on the menu!

  6. This is exactly what I was looking for. I'm definitely going to try it.

  7. I need to use my slow cooker more Lynn, love how easy this is!

  8. This would be a great way to use the tomato sauce that I made from my garden tomatoes! Sounds delicious and full of flavor!


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