Chicken with peppers and onions

Peppers and onions cut into slices
Peppers and onions cut into slices (Picture 1)

Another tasty, healty, quick and cheap recipe: Chicken thighs with peppers and onions

Time for preparation 30 minutes

Ingredients (serve 2):

  • Chicken thighs 500 gr. (£ 1.69)
  • Bag of red-green-yellow peppers (£ 1)
  • 1 onion
  • Tomato pelati jar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red chilly (fresh if possible) – link

Total cost of ingredients: £ 3 circa


    Chicken thighs cut in the pan with the peppers
    Chicken thighs cut in the pan with the peppers
  1. Cut down one onion in slices
  2. Cut half chilly in thin slices
  3. Sautee (read fry gently) the onion and chilly slices in a pan with a few spoons of extra virgin olive oil
  4. Cut the peppers in thin slices and put them in the pan (Picture 1)
  5. Stir fry for 5 minutes with medium-high heat
  6. Add the content of a jar of peeled tomato to the onion and keep cooking medium heat
  7. Prepare the chicken tighs: remove the skin, fat and cut them in chops
  8. Add salt and oregan to the peppers
  9. Add the chicken, stir and cover with a lid
  10. Keep cooking for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is perfectly cooked inside at medium heat with a lid (taste it to be sure)

Cooking tips

Stir frequently when the heat is high and cover with a lid to maintain the right amount of juice in the pan. If it gets to dry simply add half a glass of water at the time

Chicken with peppers ready
Ready to serve

As a general rule you can keep the heat quite up without a lid when cooking the peppers.

When you add the tomato use a medium fire without the lid

And finally, when you add the chicken, kepp the heat to medium and cover with a lid

Feel free to experiment with different spices:

  • Cumin powder
  • Black pepper
  • White pepper
  • Coriander
  • Rosmary

Why is this healthy

It’s a plate made mainly of vegetables (peppers, onion and tomato), the chicken is white meat which is better then red meat for health

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