Cheesy Pepper Chicken

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What does weeknight dinner mean to you? Do you dread it? Are you scared of it? You really shouldn’t be…because cooking real food on a weeknight is nothing to be scared of. You can – you just have to prep for it. You plan ahead with planning out by the month – or at least the week – and you are golden. Making sure you have the ingredients on hand is all it really takes to make real food any night of week. Chicken in one of the best weeknight proteins and Cheesy Pepper Chicken is at the top of the list!

Cheesy Pepper Chicken

My boys literally fought over who got the last “extra” piece of chicken. It was so easy and so simple but so flavorful and so yummy! While it may not look like much, when you “smoosh” the baked cream cheese over the chicken and make a bite of cream cheese, chicken and peppers —- you are going to be so thrilled with it.

You can use this taco seasoning recipe for any type of taco meat or fajitas if you like. I like it so much more than the pre-made, store-bought stuff – mostly because they add so much salt for no reason.

I served this with my “spanish rice”. Which is just oil and 2 cups rice, toasted until white. Add green chilies, a can of tomato sauce and a quart of chicken broth. Over medium high heat, place the lid on and cook for 18 minutes. Easy and delicious every time.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!

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Cheesy Pepper Chicken

Creamy, cheesy peppers and chicken – so much flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, cheese, Cheesy Chicken, Chicken, keto, peppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 8 Chicken Thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper thin sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper thin sliced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper thin sliced
  • ½ Yellow Onion thin sliced
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese cut into ½inch slices
  • 1 cup Cheddar finely shredded

Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375ddeg.
  • Combine taco seasoning ingredients. Divide in half.
  • In a bowl, combine onion, bell peppers, oil and half of taco seasoning. Toss to well coat.
  • In a 13×9 dish, add pepper mixture. Place chicken pieces on top. Sprinkle with remaining taco seasoning. Place a slice of cream cheese on each. Cover all with shredded cheese.
  • Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

3 thoughts on “Cheesy Pepper Chicken

  1. Tai East – Sweet Home Alabama – Lover of God and family, Writer, Creative Heart, Jewelry Maker, Zumba Instructor, Juice Plus+ Partner+, & Brand Ambassador.
    Tai East says:

    This looks so delicious! Just seems like it would be packed with flavor! YUM!

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