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Italian-Style Chicken & Peppers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

I found my mom's well-stained recipe card for chicken and green peppers and was flooded with memories. I'd forgot how good it was! Hope you enjoy. —Donna Miller, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Italian-Style Chicken & Peppers Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups meatless pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place pasta sauce in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, covered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until hot, stirring halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green pepper; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in cream cheese.
  3. Arrange chicken in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spoon pepper mixture onto chicken. Pour warmed sauce over top. Place cheese over sauce. Bake, covered, 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup sauce: 394 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1030mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein.

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