CREAMY CHICKEN PICASSO — Sauteed chicken breasts, smothered in bell peppers and a creamy sauce, then topped with melted cheese.
This Creamy Chicken Picasso is hands-down the best chicken dish I’ve made in a long time, and my family wholeheartedly agrees.
The creamy sauce is simply amazing, with such a great depth of flavor. You know it’s good if my boys kept talking about how they’d even eat it without the meat!
Thank you for sharing this recipe! It was very tasty. We served it over spaghetti. ~ Sandra
Yes, you heard that right. My children said they would eat this even it was just bell peppers in sauce. And these are kids who rarely eat their vegetables without complaining.
So you can bet I’ll be making this Creamy Chicken Picasso again!
There are several steps to this recipe, but they’re not difficult, and everything gets pre-cooked in the same pan on the stove top, which makes it all so much easier.
It’s also what makes everything taste so good. Because all the browned bits from the chicken and vegetables end up in your sauce. I definitely recommend serving this with a side of rice or pasta to soak up all the delicious sauce.
This Chicken Picasso was ON POINT! ~ Morgan
Of course, topping it all off with some gooey, melted cheese doesn’t hurt either. I like Monterrey Jack or mozzarella, but really, almost any cheese will work well in this dish.
Honestly, I think we were all ready to lick our plates when the meal was over. This one is definitely going into the regular rotation.
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Tips for Choosing and Storing Bell Peppers
Color: Color does matter–somewhat. Red peppers are just mature green peppers. However, orange and yellow peppers are different, sweeter varieties.
Appearance: Regardless of color, look for shiny, unblemished, wrinkle-free skins, as well as peppers that are firm. Avoid peppers that look shriveled or have soft spots.
Storing: Keep unwashed peppers in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. Keep them dry–too moisture will eventually cause them to rot.
Most peppers will keep in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Green peppers tend to stay fresh longer than other varieties.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Creamy Chicken Picasso
- Produce: onion, garlic, bell peppers
- Canned diced tomatoes
- Chicken broth
- Heavy cream
- Spices: nutmeg, salt and pepper
- Mozzarella or Monterrey jack cheese
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3 bell peppers (1 each of green, red, yellow or orange)
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 cup grated mozzarella or Monterrey Jack cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Seed the peppers and cut them into rings. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
- In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Lightly brown the chicken on both sides and transfer to a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan.
- Add the onions to the sauté pan and cook until soft and brown. Arrange the onions over the chicken.
- Add the peppers to the sauté pan and cook until just tender. Arrange the peppers over the chicken and onions.
- Add the garlic to the sauté pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour the diced tomatoes, chicken broth and cream into the sauté pan with the garlic; season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Remove chicken from oven, and remove the foil. Sprinkle with cheese and return chicken to oven, uncovered, for another 10-15 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Serve with pasta, if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 636 Total Fat: 43g Saturated Fat: 25g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 222mg Sodium: 641mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 7g Protein: 49g
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