Friday, October 19, 2012

Chicken, Peppers & Onions + Pasta Florentine

When we’re at home, chicken thighs-peppers (2)we cook a lot cause home-cooked is much better than when we’re traveling and always eating out. Our little garden is still producing and we have more peppers than needed just for salad fixings, so it was time to find a new recipe.

This recipe is really easy and used items readily available in the freezer and pantry.

And, not only was it so easy, but prepared in a single pot that could go from the stovetop to the oven with leftovers for a second dinner.

Baked Chicken with Peppers & Onions

  • 5-6 chicken legs & thighs, skin removed (used only thighs)
  • 1C low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2-3 large green, red or yellow peppers, sliced
  • ¼ C white wine (used cooking wine)
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • 5-6 medium potatoes, quartered (left these out)

Heat oven to 350 F.

  1. Brown chicken in olive oil and then remove.
  2. Add chicken broth and simmer. Place pepper, onion and chicken thighs-peppers (5)potatoes (if using) in large baking pan, then add chicken.
  3. Pour liquid over chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, oregano and basil.
  4. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees uncovered.

chicken thighs-peppers (1)Serve with your choice of rice. Ours was served with a side of wild rice and a salad.


Here’s the second night’s dinner which used leftover peppers and onions and cut-up chicken. This recipe can also be made without leftovers.

Pasta Florentine

Or how to use leftovers in a second meal . . .

Preheated oven to 350 degrees. Cooked some colorful spinach bowtie pasta. While pasta was cooking, heated tomato sauce and defrosted a package of frozen spinach (could alsopasta florentine (2) sauté package of fresh spinach, if available).

Drained pasta, added peppers, onions, chicken, spinach and tomato sauce. Sprinkled with grated cheese; covered with grated mozzarella. Baked for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Another easy meal with leftovers for another dinner.pasta florentine (4)


Don't unplug your hub. said...

I was about to go to bed. Now you have made me hungry. All I have in the cupboard is a tin of cat food and half a loaf of bread. Oh well, I shall just have to make a cat food sandwich. Luckily it is tuna flavour. I like tuna.

Daisy said...

Easy is the way I like to do it best. Both of these recipes sound very good. Thanks!

Out on the prairie said...

MMMMM make some chili rellenos with them, you can use hot or sweet.

Anonymous said...

We have lots of peppers and this gives me a great way to use them. Thanks so much for both recipes.

Sandra said...

i would like the left over baked pasta dish more than the first night. yum....

Doris said...

Sounds so good. Thanks for sharing!

NCmountainwoman said...

Yummy fall dish. I'm going to fix it Monday.

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