Chicken With Bell Peppers

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Chicken with bell peppers is one of my favorite recipes. I love cooking it for a weeknight dinner. It’s so tender, flavorful and filling. You can sub out the bell peppers for any other veggies if you’d like to load up on something specific.

Good morning everyone! I have a recipe I’d like to share with you. It’s a delicious chicken dish with bell peppers. It is sure to fill your belly and satisfy your craving for something savory

Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes

Crispy, tender roasted chicken with bell peppers, potatoes and onions makes an easy one-pan weeknight meal! Clean up is a breeze, too, with Glad™ Standard Aluminum Foil keeping your pan clean and your evening more enjoyable. Cook up this simple, comforting dish tonight!

Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes - Crispy, tender roasted chicken with bell peppers, potatoes and onions makes an easy one-pan weeknight meal! Thecomfortofcooking.com


I don’t know about you, but I live for meals like this. Healthy, hearty and, most importantly, easy to clean up! I sometimes find myself distracted by the mountains of dishes during dinner with my family, and that’s no way to end a busy work day!

Instead, I have been resorting to simple yet scrumptious meals that only require one pan and use the fresh vegetables and spices that I already have on hand.

Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes - Crispy, tender roasted chicken with bell peppers, potatoes and onions makes an easy one-pan weeknight meal! Thecomfortofcooking.com

Enter my new favorite: A mouthwatering medley of bell peppers, red potatoes, onions and garlic tossed in a mixture of savory, everyday spices with olive oil and fresh rosemary.

Want to know how easy it can be? All you need to do is chop up your vegetables (which you can interchange with hearty fall veggies like squash, sweet potatoes, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts) and pat your bone-in chicken dry with paper towels. For this recipe, chicken thighs and legs work best, as they cook evenly at the same temperature and time. Line your pan with a layer of Voila! Dinner is done.

Serve your delicious one-pan wonder with a leafy green salad, or a loaf of my fluffy, soft Parmesan Herb Garlic Bread. It’s always a hit around my dinner table, and I know it will be at yours, too!

Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes - Crispy, tender roasted chicken with bell peppers, potatoes and onions makes an easy one-pan weeknight meal! Thecomfortofcooking.com

I may not show it in every recipe I create, but I often use Glad™ Aluminum Foil for easy prep, cooking and clean-up in and around the kitchen. It’s one of my pantry staples, and since it is 30% stronger than other leading foils, I use it for the toughest of jobs from the freezer to the oven!

Here are some “pro” tips for getting the most out of Glad™ Standard Foil:
■ Cover casserole dishes for faster and more even oven cooking
■ Wrap potatoes and corn to steam-cook in the oven
■ Line pans and cookie sheets for easy clean up when baking

Glad™ Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil is designed to take on the toughest kitchen jobs. At 12” wide, it is still the perfect pantry size but its extra thickness and strength make it ideal for:
■ Protecting food from freezer burn
■ Making larger foil packets for heavier food
■ Wrapping or covering hot food to maintain heat
■ Can be used outside of the kitchen as well

Clearly, it’s a favorite in my household, and that is why I was so excited to partner up with Glad® in creating this recipe for you. We have used this foil for everything from outdoor grilling to indoor roasting and baking, and even cleaning. Did you know that balled-up foil can be used to scrub dishes, in place of a sponge or steel wool, too? So handy!

Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes - Crispy, tender roasted chicken with bell peppers, potatoes and onions makes an easy one-pan weeknight meal! Thecomfortofcooking.com

So, head out and grab your ingredients (and a roll or two of this awesome foil) for this delicious dinner! It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare, and while it roasts, you can take advantage of those extra to-do’s on your list, or just enjoy more family time. Dinner doesn’t have to be difficult. With recipes like these, it can be a total breeze.

Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes - Crispy, tender roasted chicken with bell peppers, potatoes and onions makes an easy one-pan weeknight meal! Thecomfortofcooking.com
Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes - Crispy, tender roasted chicken with bell peppers, potatoes and onions makes an easy one-pan weeknight meal! Thecomfortofcooking.com


Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes

prep time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes, about 6-8 potatoes, halved
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 pieces (about 3 lbs.) bone-in chicken parts , (I used 4 thighs + 4 legs), pat dry
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Other items needed:

  • 1 large rimmed baking sheet or casserole dish,
  • 1 roll Glad™ Standard Aluminum Foil
  • Additional fresh rosemary, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Chop vegetables and place on a large, rimmed baking sheet lined with Glad™ Standard Aluminum Foil. Pat chicken piece dry and place onto the baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, rosemary, paprika, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Pour over the vegetables and chicken. Toss with your hands to evenly coat vegetables and chicken in the oil mixture.
  4. Place chicken parts skin side up and spread them out evenly in the pan. Arrange vegetables around the chicken, placing chicken on top of vegetables if needed.
  5. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and juices run clear. Vegetables should be softened and potatoes fork-tender.
  6. Remove from oven and garnish with additional chopped fresh rosemary, if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

Spicy and Creamy Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers – easy, lean, and healthy one-pan dinner!  The chicken breasts are coated with the homemade Cajun seasoning and topped with cream cheese.  Then, the chicken is oven-baked on top of the sliced bell peppers.  A gluten-free and low-carb recipe that will become a family favorite!

Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers and Cream Cheese on a white plate

This spicy and creamy Cajun chicken bake is great both for lunch and dinner.  The flavors in this quick and easy recipe are out of this world!  Just like spicy Cajun shrimp.

Moist and juicy chicken breasts are smothered with cream cheese and topped with bell peppers.  Similar to this simple broccoli cheddar chicken.  And the best part?  This one-pot dinner is done in under 45 minutes.  Including the prep and the baking time.   Everything is cooked in one pan, so the clean-up is minimal.

Cajun Chicken

  • There are many Cajun dishes out there, but this one is special.   It’s a creamy Cajun chicken.  The creaminess comes from the cream cheese and cheddar cheese.
  • The chicken itself is bursting with spicy, smoky and savory flavors.
  • The homemade Cajun spice is made with paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, and minced garlic.

Side Dishes

Serve Cajun chicken with:

  • Cilantro-lime and black bean rice.
  • Plain red beans or plain black beans.
  • Roasted green beans and roasted bell peppers.
  • Oven-roasted sliced potatoes with garlic.
Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

Variations

  • Use skinless boneless chicken breasts or skinless boneless chicken thighs.
  • Use small bell peppers or mini sweet peppers. Use 2 different colors, such as red and yellow. The recipe does not need a lot of sliced bell peppers.  Add just enough bell peppers to cover the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Make your own homemade Cajun spice or use a store-bought seasoning.

How to make Cajun seasoning

Combine these spices in a medium bowl and mix them together:

  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

How to make Cajun chicken

Below are step-by-step photos.

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Place thinly sliced bell peppers on the bottom of the casserole dish.

thinly sliced bell peppers

3. Place chicken breasts on top so that the peppers will cook underneath the chicken.
4. Generously sprinkle Cajun seasoning all over the chicken breasts.

chicken seasoned with Cajun spice on top of bell peppers in a casserole dish

5. Sprinkle the chicken with minced garlic.

garlic on top of Cajun chicken breasts with bell peppers in a casserole dish

6. Top each chicken breast with 2 slices of cream cheese.

cream cheese slices on top of chicken breasts with Cajun seasoning with bell peppers in a casserole dish

7. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Cheddar cheese on top of Cajun chicken and bell peppers

8. Bake the chicken uncovered at 375 F in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
9. Broil for 2 minutes, if desired.

Cajun Baked Chicken with Bell Peppers in a casserole dish

10. To serve this baked Cajun chicken dinner, scoop the bell peppers from underneath the chicken. Place them around the chicken and on top.

Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers, Cheddar, Cream Cheese in a casserole dish

Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

Creamy Cajun Chicken Bake with Bell Peppers and Cream Cheese.  Easy and quick one-pan meal.  Moist and juicy chicken breasts are seasoned with the homemade Cajun spice with lots of paprika!  The baked chicken is tender and flavorful.  Low-carb and gluten-free dinner recipe.

PREP TIME15 mins

COOK TIME30 mins

TOTAL TIME45 mins

COURSEMain Course

CUISINEAmerican

SERVINGS4 people

CALORIES PER SERVING485 kcal

Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Chicken

  • 2 bell peppers , small, thinly sliced (or use mini sweet peppers)
  • 4 chicken breasts , small
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 6 oz cream cheese , cold, refrigerated, and sliced into 8 slices
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese , shredded

Instructions 

How to make Cajun chicken seasoning

  • Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine.

Cajun chicken

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Place thinly sliced bell peppers on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • Place chicken breasts on top (so that the peppers will cook underneath the chicken).
  • Generously sprinkle Cajun seasoning all over the chicken breasts. You don’t have to use all the seasoning.    Top with minced garlic. 
  • Top each chicken breast with 2 slices of cream cheese.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake the chicken uncovered at 375 F in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Broil for 2 minutes, if desired.
  • To serve, scoop the bell peppers from underneath the chicken. Place them evenly around the chicken and on top.

Notes

  • The cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  • Store leftovers in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Information

Cajun Chicken with Bell Peppers

Amount per Serving

Calories

485

% Daily Value*

Fat

25

g

38

%

Saturated Fat

12

g

75

%

Cholesterol

206

mg

69

%

Sodium

635

mg

28

%

Potassium

1057

mg

30

%

Carbohydrates

6

g

2

%

Fiber

1

g

4

%

Sugar

4

g

4

%

Protein

54

g

108

%

Vitamin A

2940

IU

59

%

Vitamin C

79.6

mg

96

%

Calcium

164

mg

16

%

Iron

1.5

mg

8

%

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