Mediterranean Chicken
 
 
Prepares: 4 servings
  • Preparation time: 35 minutes
  • Cooking time: 50 minutes
  • Ingredients
  • 1 red pepper, quartered and deseeded
  • 1 yellow pepper, quartered and deseeded
  • 4 chicken breasts, skinned
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into half-moons shapes
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 courgette/zucchini, halved lengthways then cut into 1cm/½ inch slices
  • 2 × 400g/28 fl oz can chopped/diced tomatoes
  • 20g fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 tsp light brown soft sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • To serve
  • fettuccine
  • Equipment
  • a large sauté pan
  1. Method
  2. Preheat the grill/broiler for 10 minutes.
  3. Place the peppers on a baking tray, skin side up, then grill/broil until the skin has blackened and blistered. Remove from the heat and place in a plastic food storage bag using tongs. Seal the bag and leave to become cool. (The steam that is released helps to lift the skin away from the flesh.)
  4. Meanwhile, season the chicken. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan. Add the chicken and, over a medium heat, brown on both sides. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  5. Add the other tablespoon of oil to the pan, reduce the heat to low, add the onions and cook until softened and coloured around the edges, 10 minutes.
  6. Next, add the garlic and courgette slices, cover the pan and cook for a further 4–5 minutes, until the courgettes have started to soften.
  7. While the vegetables are cooking, peel off the skins of the peppers and cut the flesh into thin strips.
  8. Finally, add the tomatoes, half the basil, sugar and peppers to the pan and season. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then return the chicken breasts to the pan, pushing them down into the pan. Cook, uncovered, over a gentle heat, for 20 minutes, turning the chicken halfway through.
  9. Serve with fettuccine and the remaining basil scattered on top.
Recipe by Recipes to Remember at http://www.recipes-to-remember.com/dinners/mediterranean-chicken/