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Cheesy Baked Chicken and Peppers

Introduction

Cheesy Baked Chicken and Peppers is a delightful dish that combines tender chicken, vibrant bell peppers, and a generous amount of melted cheese. It’s a perfect choice for busy weeknights when you crave something both hearty and satisfying for dinner. This easy-to-make casserole not only fills the kitchen with irresistible aromas but also ensures each bite is packed with flavor. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a casual gathering, this recipe is sure to impress.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Chicken and Peppers: In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken breasts, garlic, paprika, dried oregano, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Ensure the chicken is evenly coated with the seasonings. Add the sliced bell peppers and toss together until everything is well combined.
  3. Assemble the Casserole: Transfer the chicken and pepper mixture into a 9×13-inch (23×33 cm) casserole dish, spreading it out evenly.
  4. Add Cheese: Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese and grated parmesan cheese evenly over the top of the chicken and peppers.
  5. Bake: Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped parsley for a fresh finish. Serve hot and enjoy!
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Tips for Success:

  • Even Slicing: Ensure the bell peppers are evenly sliced to ensure uniform cooking.
  • Cheese Selection: Experiment with different cheese blends for varying flavors.
  • Make-Ahead: Prepare the chicken and pepper mixture ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Can I use different types of cheese?
A: Yes, feel free to experiment with your favorite cheeses. Gouda, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack can be great alternatives or additions to cheddar and parmesan.

Q: How can I make this dish spicy?
A: Add a dash of crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the seasoning mix for a spicy kick.

Q: Can leftovers be stored?
A: Yes, store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.


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