Chicken makes a great base for any meal. Its neutral taste makes it perfect for absorbing flavors that can give it an ethnic flair that works whether you are going for Italian, Mexican, Asian or any other type of exotic dish.
An Italian flavor can be easy to achieve with the right sauces, spices, and vegetables. Our Italian Chicken and Peppers dish call for Italian style pasta sauce, onions, garlic, and pepper to give it a unique taste that even the pickiest eaters can enjoy.
Read on to find out more about this recipe and how you can bring a great Italian taste to your chicken dishes.
Italian Chicken and Peppers
The recipe we have here starts by cooking 1 ½ pounds of boneless chicken breasts cut into one-inch cubes in a skillet with vegetable oil until browned on both sides.
Add peppers, garlic, and onion and cook until tender.
Add the Italian sauce and serve over spaghetti.
If you want an even more authentic Italian taste and don’t mind a few extra calories, the cheese will be the ingredient that takes this dish over the top. Grate a healthy dose of mozzarella, sprinkle with parmesan or add both kinds of cheese to give the recipe ooey, gooey goodness.
Of course, adding cheese isn’t the only way you can change up this recipe. Another way to give it a unique flavor is to prepare it in a slow cooker. This type of preparation will allow the flavors to meld together to give your dish a terrific taste while allowing the chicken to achieve the ideal state of tenderness.
One recipe for Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Peppers involves slicing up onions and peppers and putting them in a large slow cooker.
Place chicken breast on top of onions and season with salt, pepper, basil, and oregano.
Cover chicken with remaining peppers and onions and cook for four hours on high or eight hours on low. Once cook time is over, the chicken will be tender enough to shred easily.
Serve the mixture over pasta, rice, polenta or on a roll for a great hot sandwich meal.
Italian Chicken Pasta
If you’re planning on giving your chicken an Italian taste, the pasta will always make the perfect side. Therefore, it stands to reason that there are tons of Italian chicken pasta recipes available. Here is one for Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta that your family is sure to love.
To prepare the chicken, start by putting it in a bowl with milk and lemon juice poured over the top and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. This will help the chicken achieve the perfect level of tenderness.
Next, create a chicken crust. To do this, combine flour, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and powdered sugar. Drain the chicken from the milk marinade and dip it into the flour mixture coating evenly.
Next, place the chicken strips in a hot skillet heating 3 minutes on each side. Then bake the chicken in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
Now its time to prepare your pasta and make your creamy sauce.
Prepare the pasta of your choice according to package directions.
To make the sauce, use the same skillet as the chicken and add additional olive oil as well as garlic and sun-dried tomatoes.
Sprinkle 1 tbsp of cornstarch over the tomatoes, add chicken broth and whisk until combined. Cook for 5 minutes.
Then mix remaining cornstarch with milk. Add to the broth and continue whisking while adding cream, spinach, salt, and pepper. Turn heat low until spinach wilts and sauce thickens and add parmesan cheese.
Mix sauce with chicken and pasta, serve in a large bowl and enjoy.
This dish is a much more complex recipe that shows how versatile and chicken and pasta dishes can be.
Another tried and true favorite is chicken parmesan. This is a recipe that can be as simple as grilling chicken, adding cheese and sauce to the top and serving with your favorite pasta.
Some will want to make the dish more elaborate by breading the chicken first and making their own pasta sauce. Whatever, the route you take, chicken parm is always a crowd-pleaser.
Chicken is a lean protein that makes the ideal base for any meal. It works particularly well when given an Italian flavor and served with pasta on the side. What’s your secret for making your Italian chicken pasta meal unique?Print
An Italian flavor can be easy to achieve with the right sauces, spices and vegetables. Our Italian Chicken and Peppers dish calls for Italian style pasta sauce, onions, garlic and pepper to give it a unique taste that even the pickiest eaters can enjoy.
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 medium green peppers, cut into strips
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 24 ounces Italian style pasta sauce
- 6 cups hot cooked spaghetti
- Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepot over medium-high heat.
- Add the chicken and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through (about 10 minutes), stirring often.
- Add the peppers, onions and garlic and cook until tender.
- Add the Italian sauce and heat through, combining all ingredients well.
- Serve mixture over the spaghetti. Serves 6.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Simmering
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: italian chicken and peppers, italian chicken pasta