Chicken With Red Peppers


I have great affection for chicken with red peppers. And will sing you praises! It’s a famous dish that is well-liked in my family. It’s one of my favorite dishes and I love to prepare it when friends drop by. So let me tell you how you request this dish. Hey guys! I made a chicken recipe for those of you who would like to try something new this week – it’s pretty simple, but the recipe is right here.

Mediterranean Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Mediterranean chicken with roasted red pepper sauce is an easy, one-pan meal ready in 30 minutes and full of amazing flavors! 

single chicken breast in sauce with fresh basil, lemon wedge, and couscous on plate

One-pan meals are where it is AT you guys. By now you know that I love food, but I’m a firm believer in the “spoiler theory:” a theory I made up that explains why food that takes forever and a day to prepare or requires an overabundance of labor doesn’t taste as good. 

That’s why I’m convinced that a meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes, give or take, tastes better — and if cleanup only requires 2 minutes because you only used a blender and one pan to make the said dish? ALL the better. This one-pan Mediterranean chicken is quick, easy, and tossed in the most incredibly creamy and delicious roasted red pepper sauce ever. You will make this again and again I tell ya.

three chicken breasts cooked in red sauce with fresh basil leaves on top in skillet

Why This Recipe Works 

Roasted red pepper sauce — The roasted red pepper sauce just makes this chicken dish. If you’re looking for a shortcut to this fabulously creamy and rich sauce recipe go check out my roasted red pepper sauce recipe!

Simple ingredients — No need for fancy here. Everything I added to this Mediterranean chicken is found at your local grocery store, including the roasted red peppers (they’re jarred). 

One-pan — You already know I think one-pan meals are LIFE. But have you tried one yet? If you’re still skeptical that a whole meal made with minimal kitchen tools just can’t be that good, this is the meal to change your mind. 

Versatile — Use chicken breasts or thighs, Italian seasonings or your own blend, add cheese or not, fresh herbs or Nah, over rice or noodles…you get the idea!

Here’s How You Make It

  1. First, make the roasted red pepper sauce by adding the red peppers, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, oil, garlic, pepper, and salt in a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth. 
  2. Now add oil or cooking spray to a large skillet. Add the rest of the Italian seasoning to the chicken breasts and add the chicken to the greased skillet. Brown the breasts on each side for about 6-8 minutes over medium heat until cooked through. Take them off the skillet and put them on a plate and cover to keep warm. 
  3. Now pour the red pepper sauce into the same skillet and stir over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes, or until it’s heated through. Add to the sauce the heavy cream and stir until thick and creamy. 
  4. Add the chicken back in and toss the sauce on it to coat. Serve with a garnish of feta and basil. 
four in-process steps to prepare mediterranean chicken in roasted red pepper sauce

How Do You Thicken Red Pepper Sauce? 

Okay so you’ve blended the sauce in a food processor or blender, you added it to the skillet, added the heavy cream, and it’s just not thick enough for your taste. What to do? 

You can add a little cornstarch to the sauce. It’s my (not so) secret weapon for thickening almost any sauce. Add 1 tablespoon at a time right into the sauce, continuously whisk over high heat, and allow to thicken to desired texture. 

overhead view of hands holding plate of couscous with chicken and pita bread

What Do You Do With Red Pepper Spread?

In addition to adding the red pepper blend to heavy cream for a sauce, you can use it in a hummus recipe, stir it into Greek yogurt for a yummy dip for veggies, spread it on sandwiches or wraps, or use it as a dip for quesadillas or even pizza! Go crazy! 

Is Red Pepper Healthy?

Red peppers are very healthy. In fact, all colors of bell peppers are healthy. They contain tons of vitamins like A and C, as well as minerals like potassium, iron, and folate. Peppers are also a great source of fiber, which can help you feel fuller, longer when you eat fiber-containing foods. Fiber is also great for your digestive system. 

overhead view of three cooked chicken breasts in skillet in sauce with basil leaves

Can You Freeze Pepper Sauce? 

If you want to make a big batch of red pepper sauce and freeze it, first allow it to come to room temperature. Then add the sauce to containers with tight seals, label, and put in the freezer for up to 12 months. It will separate as it thaws, but you can stir it back together when you reheat it. 

Expert Tips

  • No need to roast your own peppers (though you can if you want!). You can buy jarred roasted red peppers in most grocery stores near the olives.
  • Drain the oil from the jarred roasted red peppers before chopping the peppers and adding to the blender or food processor for sauce. 
  • This Mediterranean chicken dish goes great over white or brown rice. I’ll also serve it over wide egg noodles, or another pasta that you love. Add the pasta or rice to a bowl, top with a piece of chicken, and then top with sauce, feta, and basil. Delish!

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Recipe is incredibly simple and has an amazing red pepper cream sauce.  Enjoy this delicious meal while following the keto lifestyle but it is so tasty that the entire family will enjoy it.

Close up image of roasted red pepper chicken in a skillet

Are you eating low carb or Keto? You have to try this delicious Low Carb Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Recipe.

We love chicken but wanted a new way to cook it. This recipe certainly does the trick and the roasted red pepper really kicks it up a notch.

Easy Weeknight Meal!

If you like alfredo sauce, you will love this chicken with roasted red peppers. The sauce is rich and creamy and oh so yummy!

The chicken is tender and blends together with the delicious sauce for a great meal. In fact, you will find it hard to believe you are eating keto with something so amazing and tasty!

It is the best weeknight meal that everyone will enjoy. Even my kids ate it with no complaining. In about 30 minutes dinner was on the table.

Close up image of roasted red pepper chicken in a skillet

Is this Chicken Keto?

Yes, this is a great meal if you are following a keto diet plan. We try and incorporate a low-carb meal several times a week. This meal is always at the top of our list since it is loaded with so much flavor.

We also love that they are simple ingredients and I can toss all the ingredients in the skillet and dinner is done.

Ingredients needed - chicken breast, butter, roasted red peppers, garlic and seasoning, chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan


With just a few simple ingredients, you can quickly and easily enjoy a fabulous dinner!

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Butter
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Garlic and Other Seasonings
  • Chicken Broth
  • Heavy Cream
  • Parmesan

How to make Roasted Red Pepper Chicken

This recipe looks fancy but it is so easy to make.

  • Melt Butter – In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. You can also use olive oil.
  • Cook Chicken – Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and brown on both sides. We recommend cooking chicken for 4-6 minutes on each side.
  • When Chicken is cooked – When those are brown on both sides, remove from the pan and place the chicken on a separate plate.
Close up image of cooking chicken in an iron skillet

  • Add in Ingredients – Add the garlic, red peppers, and broth to the pan. Sauté on medium heat until the peppers are tender (approximately 5-6 minutes).
  • Stir in Heavy Whipping Cream – Then stir in the heavy whipping cream and parmesan cheese. Reduce the heat to low to simmer. Whisk and cook until the cheese is melted and combined (2-3 minutes).
  • Place chicken back in the pan – Add the chicken to the pan with the roasted red pepper sauce, and simmer for a few minutes to bring the chicken back to a warm temperature.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Then remove from heat and enjoy!

How long do I cook Chicken in a Skillet?

When cooking the chicken in the skillet, we like to use an iron skillet. Cook chicken in the iron skillet over medium heat for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side. Use a meat thermometer to make sure your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

We always use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is done before serving.


  • Cream Cheese – You can use cream cheese instead of heavy whipping cream.
  • Add in Spice – If you want it a little spicier, you can add in some crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Lemon Juice – Before serving, squeeze lemon juice over the top.
Close up image of roasted red pepper chicken in a skillet and a serving on a wooden spoon

What to serve with Roasted Red Pepper Chicken?

  • Serve over Spinach – Our favorite way to enjoy this chicken is over a bed of fresh spinach. It goes perfectly with this chicken. Since the red pepper sauce is so rich and creamy, the lightness of the spinach really balances the meal out. It is an amazing combination.
  • Add a Garden Salad – You could easily use mixed greens or what you have on hand. It really is so tasty with very little work.
  • Pasta or Potatoes – If you are not following a low-carb diet, you can serve this with pasta, potatoes, or rice.
  • Low Carb Option – Make cauliflower rice or zoodles for an easy keto option.
Close up image of roasted red pepper chicken in a skillet

How to store leftovers:

We love having leftovers with this meal. The creamy sauce really marinates in the chicken overnight making it so delicious the next day.

It is perfect to place in individual containers in the refrigerator. It will stay good for about 3 to 4 days. This makes a perfect lunch for my husband and me the next day. Which saves us time and money.

Roasted Red Pepper Skillet Chicken

Roasted Red Pepper Skillet Chicken  – Our latest family favorite and a fab mid-week meal to serve with rice or pasta. Just 9 ingredients and a lot of kick!

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Just a couple of weeks ago, we arrived home late in the evening from Ava’s swim team practice. It was such a busy day, and I hadn’t made plans for dinner and was feeling a little overwhelmed.

I’m sure that never happens to you. *wink*

Easy Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet Recipe |

Roasted Red Pepper Skillet Chicken Ingredients

I started sifting through the pantry and fridge to see what I had on hand in order to make a quick dinner. I knew once I found a few key ingredients I would feel less stressed. I found:

  • Chicken
  • Basil
  • Half a block of low-fat cream cheese
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • A large jar of roasted red peppers
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Keeping ingredients you love in stock is a sure bet for pulling together a simple meal that satisfies as if it were planned.

In less than half an hour, I had a bold and savory meal my family raved about. In fact, they deemed it “blog-worthy” insisting I share it with you immediately.

So here it is folks, the quickie meal that has turned into a family favorite in my house, Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Skillet Chicken.

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How to Make Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Skillet Chicken

  1. Sauté the chicken in a large skillet (scroll down to see how to cook chicken on a skillet.) Then take it out so you can use the skillet and juices to make a quick creamy pan sauce.
  2. Then sauté the onions and garlic, and add finely diced roasted red peppers, cream cheese, crushed red pepper, and a little chicken stock to thin it out.
  3. Once the sauce is ready,  place the chicken back in the skillet to warm and stirred in some fresh basil for sweetness.


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How Do I Cook Chicken In A Skillet?

Don’t worry, cooking chicken in a skillet is really simple.

First place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and once melted, add the chicken breasts.

How Long Do I Cook Chicken In A Skillet?

Sear the chicken for 5 minutes per side. Then remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.

For exact measurements check out the recipe card down below.

How to Make: Healthy & Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet Recipe |

How To Serve Red Pepper Skillet Chicken

This healthy recipe is low in fat and high in protein. It’s wonderful served over rice or pasta, or with green steamed veggies.

See? Quick and simple can be dazzling.

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