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Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe is a 30 minute dinner using chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese. | ifoodreal.com

Feeling like a million bucks after a morning run, I’m sitting on a couch and writing about this gorgeous baked chicken with peppers and mushrooms I made the night before. The simplicity of this chicken and bell peppers recipe blew my mind once again. All you need is chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and cheese.

My neighbour made it the same night and husbands were outside after dinner sharing experiences, about chicken. Her husband said it was very European. And I guess so – minimum fresh ingredients. This cooking style is programmed in me forever but anyone can reprogram themselves in the kitchen.

Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe is a 30 minute dinner using chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese. | ifoodreal.com BBaked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe is a 30 minute dinner using chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese. | ifoodreal.com

Boys enjoyed this chicken and bell peppers recipe with whole wheat spaghetti, I had mine over zucchini noodles. For Alex, zucchini noodles is like a slap in a face. He is determined to look 40 till 60 and no one can stop that guy from working out. No wonder my astronomical Costco bills (check out my Costco shopping list for yourself).

After kids went to bed I found him on a couch surrounded by 3 bags of chips: veggie, apple and tortilla; watching recorded hockey. And a guy already had a huge dinner and still has a six pack. I can’t wait for NHL season to be OVER! I took my apple chips away because they are for this girl who will never have a six pack.

Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe is a 30 minute dinner using chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese. | ifoodreal.com

But I am happy with what I have. I finally reached a happy place in terms of my looks and fitness. As I was running I was enjoying sunshine kissing my face, spring’s botanical aromas and top 40 in my ears. I ran and thought how content I am feeling, how blessed I am and how I built a life I always dreamed of.

Instead of concentrating on a tiny cellulite appearing on my butt, a few extra lbs around same butt, and the fact that I am getting older, I felt overwhelmingly grateful for being young, an ability to run, strong muscles in my legs and arms, and finally safety on the streets that allows me to run. I love my naturally dirty blonde long thick hair, 36 C, blue eyes. Love yourself first!

Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe is a 30 minute dinner using chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese. | ifoodreal.com

I also thought how life is about choices more often than not. Some things are outside of my control, for example, broken relationship with my half-sister or my mom’s insomnia. And how one choice to marry Alex absolutely transformed my life into a great life. My marriage and kids are not perfect but nothing and no one is. We make it great by putting in a lot of hard work that pays off.

A few years ago I chose to ditch cigarettes, hard liquor and processed foods and start working out. It was sort of hard but nothing that is non-doable. Those choices made it possible for my body to breathe in mountain air, pump blood to lower cholesterol and sweat to get rid of toxins. When I am 80, all crippled and wrinkly in a wheelchair, I do not want to have any regrets about the life I have lived. Time is not a commodity, just like parenthood has no return policy.

Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe is a 30 minute dinner using chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese. | ifoodreal.com

So, this baked chicken with peppers and mushrooms. I made it back in 2013 when I first started blogging. There were a few great reviews but not so great pictures prevented this recipe from getting made more. I knew I had a good recipe and with a few more cooking years under my belt I revamped this baked chicken that you will love.

Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe is a 30 minute dinner using chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese. | ifoodreal.com

It takes 30 minutes to make. While chicken is baked in the oven, you saute mushrooms, peppers and onions on a stove top. That adds a ton of flavour without extra calories. Sautéing and searing brings the best out in foods.

Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe is a 30 minute dinner using chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese. | ifoodreal.com

This is what your chicken will look like baked. Because you cover it, delicious juices develop and it becomes pale in colour. No worries. Top with a vegetable medley and cheese, broil for 5 minutes, and serve it to a guy who you want to go down on one knee. If you are at that stage. If not, stay where you are because grass is always greener on another golf course. Let’s put it that way, ladies – they all snore, do not shut off lights and watch TV like they are 80 and deaf already. Love you, honey!

And if you are looking for more baked chicken recipes, check out my peanut sauce chicken, maple ginger chicken thighs and miso marinated chicken which can be grilled or baked.

Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe is a 30 minute dinner using chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese. | ifoodreal.com

Baked Chicken with Peppers & Mushrooms

Baked Chicken with Peppers & Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken breasts or thighs, boneless & skinless
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 10 brown mushrooms or 2 portobellos, chopped
  • 2 large bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 1 cup hard cheese like mozzarella or marble, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rinse chicken and 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.
  2. In the meanwhile, preheat large ceramic 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.
  3. 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 too) and top with cheese. Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve hot with rice, quinoa or veggies.
  4. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving = 2 thighs w/juices:
Calories: 278.6
Total Fat: 13.1 g
Cholesterol: 148.5 mg
Sodium: 379.2 mg
Total Carbs: 3.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 36.6 g
WW Points+: 7

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42 Comments

    • Olena (iFOODreal)

      Thank you Shannon! It’s amazing what mushrooms can do! Just need to update the photo;) Not too thrilled with this one…Was rushed by hungry kids to take the picture in the dark.

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  1. Sue

    I loved this recipe! Very easy to prepare and healthy. My husband enjoyed it also, although he wanted a sauce on it. But he did eat it! Will look for more recipes on your site. Thanks!

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  2. judy

    l love your recipes! It is like you are cooking just for us! I rarely find an author that I like more than one or two recipes from them. I have pinned a lot of yours and cooked at least 4 already. Thanks

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  3. Cindy

    Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious. So simple too. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thank you!

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  4. Christine

    Thank you for this delicious recipe! I love that you can pair it with whatever is on hand or have it by itself!
    What did you put on the noodles you served it with? Any certain sauce?

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  5. Imelda

    It looks delicious. Just making it now. I have added some green chillies (jalapeños).

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  6. Sarah

    Rinsing chicken is a horrible idea that is no longer supported. Absolutely must remove from any recipes you have published.

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    • Olena

      You should buy local happy farm raised chicken that roams gardens and eats worms instead of cage confined sick commercial chicken. Then you won’t have any problem rinsing chicken. Entire world has been rinsing chicken for centuries but America suddenly can’t because Lysol needs to make money! Washing your sink with dish soap, hands with soap and having a dedicated meat cutting board is quite enough. In Ukraine we even didn’t have dish soap. Everything was washed with hot water and no one ever heard of salmonella. Please do your research and don’t believe everything you see on Facebook and other blogs. Everyone is after page views, likes and YOUR money.

      Reply
  7. Colin-Philip

    I love this recipe! I chose to serve it on one of my personal favorites: spaghetti squash! An awesome, healthy and flavorful alternative to pasta that goes great with this recipe! Thank you.

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    • Olena

      Most of the cheese that we eat on an everyday basis is hard cheese. Our cheddars, Colby, Gouda, and Swiss are all hard cheeses. With these cheeses, once the curds were made and drained away from the whey, they generally were pressed with a cheese press to form a block.(source)
      Marble cheese originates from England. They are usually hard, processed cow’s milk cheeses, produced from a combination of the curds of white and orange cheddars (for Marbled Cheddar), or similar. Colby-Jack combines Colby cheese and Monterey Jack and is most popular in the United States. (source).

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  8. Shena

    I’m planning on trying out this recipe tonight but using 2 boneless chicken breast and sweet baby bell peppers.

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  9. Letleeta

    This looks good. I am going to make this some time this week. Question, if I use chicken breast instead of the chicken thighs will that drastically change the weight watcher points?

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  10. Katie

    I made this for dinner tonight and my husband and 3 kids, none of whom like mushrooms, all thought it was really good. Thanks so much for the great recipe!

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  11. Vicki

    The last photo (and the photo on the instructions) shows something green sprinkled on the top. What is that? Cilantro?

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    • Olena

      Parsley. 🙂 My rule of thumb is – parsley for Mediterranean, dill/green onion for Eastern European, cilantro/green onion for Latin recipes.

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  12. Juanita

    Good recipe that I will make this evening… but 2 things: Mozzarella is not a hard cheese. And the other.. I have pink sea salt from the Yucatan in Mexico. Will that substitute for your other pink salt?

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    • Olena

      It doesn’t really matter what I call Mozarella cheese in this recipe. I am merely helping out women to save time if they have got mozzarella in the fridge, no need to run to the store and buy cheddar. There is soft Mozarella like fresh Mozarella di Buffala and bocconcini etc. and there is brick American Mozarella that you can grate, like cheddar cheese. And that is the difference I wanted to point out. Recipe writing is tricky when you have to use a plugin with only so many lines and explaining everything perfectly according to culinary institute rules is not always gonna fit in or look nicely. And it doesn’t matter.
      You can use any salt – salt is salt, just table salt is chemically processed and pink salt contains nutrients and minerals, other than that any salt is the same.
      Enjoy!

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  13. Deborah ventimiglia

    I loved, loved this recipe, I also made a light sauce to drizzle over the top after dish is cooked that Really complemented it, I put about 1\2 can of chicken broth in a saucepan with 4 tbl real butter, and 7 tsps lemon juice, poured over finished recipe and it was amazing!

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  14. Crystal Brown

    I loved this recipe and so did the whole family!! Second one of yours to try that was awesome. Thanks so much!

    Reply

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