Chicken with roasted red peppers

By Matt Watson

A great way to add some spice and flavor to this long winter is cooking chicken with roasted red peppers. This delicious Italian dish can easily be made at home. Most of the ingredients might be in your refrigerator already and are fairly inexpensive.

Creating this dish is surprisingly simple. You will need two skinless, boneless chicken breasts, a jar of red peppers, Italian dressing and sliced mozzarella cheese. You will also need a large skillet, a baking sheet and tin foil.

The prep work will take longer than the actual cooking, which will be approximately 20 minutes. Begin by marinating the chicken breasts in one cup of Italian-style dressing. Place the chicken and dressing in a one gallon plastic bag and refrigerate for four to six hours.

After that, discard the marinade and pour the remaining cup of dressing in a large skillet and bring to a boil. Place the chicken breasts in the boiling skillet and let them cook on each side for 10 minutes. The dressing should reduce and brown the edges of the chicken.

While boiling, take a baking sheet and cover the chicken with foil. Preheat the broiler on the oven. When the chicken has finished cooking in the skillet, place it on the baking sheet and generously arrange the red peppers on top. Put a slice of mozzarella cheese across each breast and broil for one to two minutes until the cheese starts to bubble and brown.

After it cools, serve and enjoy. Chicken with roasted red peppers is a great centerpiece of a savory Italian-style dinner. A salad and glass of red wine are excellent complements to this meal.


2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

2 cupS of Italian dressing

1 8-ounce jar of roasted red peppers, drained and dried

2 slices mozzarella cheese


1. Marinate chicken in Italian dressing for 4–6 hours in the refrigerator

2. Discard the marinade

3. Pour the remaining dressing in a large skillet on medium heat and bring to a boil

4. Lay the chicken breasts in the dressing, and cook for 10 minutes on both sides

5. Preheat the oven’s broiler and set on rack 6 inches below heat source

6. Cover a baking sheet with foil and place the chicken breasts on top

7. Layer red peppers on top of the chicken, and top with a slice of cheese

8. Broil for 1–2 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbling