Baked chicken with peppers, onions and mushrooms covered in melted cheese. What’s not to love? I have made this dish a couple of times and it’s quite easy to make and very delicious. Serve with rice, quinoa or noodles and you have a quick and tasty meal.
Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms
• 3 lbs chicken breasts or thighs, boneless & skinless
• 1 large garlic clove, minced
• 1/2 tsp salt
• Ground black pepper, to taste
• 1 medium onion, finely chopped
• 10 button mushrooms or 2 portobellos, chopped
• 2 large bell peppers, chopped finely
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1 cup hard cheese like mozzarella or marble, shredded
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. If using breasts cut in half lengthwise. In a large baking dish, add chicken, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well to coat evenly and spread in a single layer. Cover and bake for 20-25 minutes. Chicken is cooked when pale and surrounded by clear juices. In the meanwhile, preheat large non-stick skillet on low-medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion and saute for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and saute for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell peppers and saute for 5 more minutes, stirring. Remove chicken from the oven and turn broiler on High. Separate chicken a bit from each other and top each piece with vegetables (sprinkle around chicken too) and top with cheese. Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve hot with rice, quinoa or veggies.