Embarrassingly easy pepper & cheese chicken

Recipes always say they’re super easy, don’t they? Then 25 minutes in, your kitchen looks like a war zone and you realize you’re fresh out of thyme leaves (because who really has the “thyme” to grow and gather their own herbs?) Well, we can say with certainty that this recipe is actually easy.

Just a bit of chopping and sprinkling””and setting the oven time””and you’re done! You’ll get lots of compliments at the dinner table and you will find yourself blushing and saying, “It was nothing, really.”

Use organic lemon juice to add a subtle zest to this easy dish.

Use organic lemon juice to add a subtle zest to this easy dish.

You’ll need:
“¢ 4 boneless chicken breast halves
“¢ 1 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese
“¢ 1 small-to-medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
“¢ 2 tbsp lemon juice
“¢ Dried herbs (parsley, basil)
“¢ Sea salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Place chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix chopped peppers and cheese. Drizzle each chicken breast with lemon juice, then use a spoon to sprinkle each piece with the cheese and pepper mixture (don’t be shy””use it all). Top with a pinch of herbs, salt and pepper. Slide into oven and bake 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear.
After dinner, toss the foil and enjoy the rare miracle of a clean kitchen.

About The Kitchen Diva

The Kitchen Diva is Angela Shelf Medearis, a regular guest chef on “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Today Show.” She is the author of many cookbooks, including, “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.”

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4 comments on «Embarrassingly easy pepper & cheese chicken»

  1. Wendy says:

    Sounds delicious… and easy!

  2. Chisanmaribel says:

    A lifesaving recipe for me that is supper easy, cheap and healthy (in comparison to most fast food meals)is my homade ramen chicken soup. Our household is a family of 3 so when I buy a rotiserie chicken there is always plenty of left overs. I use the left over chicken and add this to my Ramen Chicken soup. You can have a tasty, healthy and economical meal in about 10-15 mins, now that’s Momonomics!

    1 Ramen Package(Chicken flavor)
    Fresh Brocoli
    Raw Baby Carrots
    Raw Spinach
    Rotiserie chicken (or meatballs)

    Boil 3 cups of water
    Add Chicken
    Add seasoning from Ramen package (sometimes I add two packets , depends on taste)
    Add brocoli and carrots (cook 2-3 mins)
    Add noodles (cook around 7 mins)
    Add spinach at the very end (right before serving) and mix in with all other ingredients (2 mins)

    After I serve the meal to my daughter (cleans the bowl every time); I add crushed red peppers to give it the soup a litle zing and then it’s ready for the adults!

    Give it a try and enjoy!

    1. Jorie says:

      Thanks so much! I posted this as a separate entry so it could be seen on the home page. Can’t wait to try it.

  3. chisisanmaribel says:

    So happy to hear that. I hope this helps other mom’s out there when they are pressed for time. Really liking this site! : – )

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