easy chicken & peppers bake

Easy Chicken & Peppers Bake

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  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • good pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed & minced
  • 3 bell peppers (any color) in large chunks, about 2 to 2 1/2″
  • 4 medium tomatoes, deseeded and cut into about 2” chunks
  • 1 large onion, cut into about 1/2 inch wedges, separated
  • 1 large chicken breast (about 12 to 14 ounces, cut into about 1” by 2″ chunks (or equivalent of dark meat
  • 1 15-ounce can butter beans, drained
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons red wine or sherry vinegar, optional
  • about 1/3 cup black olives (your choice of what kind) pitted and sliced for garnish
  • chopped parsley as garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add olive oil to a 9 x 13″ or equivalent casserole pan. Sprinkle in the Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes if using, salt and garlic.

Add the peppers, tomatoes, onion, and chicken breast and toss together so items are well coated. Add in the butter beans and gently mix.

Bake for a total of 40 minutes, 30 minutes covered and 30 minutes uncovered. Check chicken for doneness and give a few more minutes if needed. When finished, sprinkle with red wine vinegar, parsley, and olives.

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