Friday, March 2, 2012

Roasted Chicken and Balsamic Bell Peppers

Good afternoon bloggers! Welcome to a brand new edition of Everyday Meals. I'm your humble hostess, Mandie. Today, we are tackling yet another chicken dish. It seems that chicken conquers everything. There are so many chicken dishes, and yet it seems like we can never make them all. Today, we are roasting our chicken. In about 40 minutes, we will have a meal perfect for any random day. You can serve 4 people total. So grab those cooking utensils and let's make some food!

Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers

You will need:

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 1.5 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  3. Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, fennel seeds, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, and oregano. 
  4. Brush the chicken with 1.5 teaspoons oil, then sprinkle thespice rub over the chicken. 
  5. Add 1.5 teaspoons oil to the pan. 
  6. Add chicken and cook for 3 minutes or until browned. Turn the chicken over and cook 1 minute. 
  7. Arrange the chicken in an 11 x 7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. 
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
  9. Heat the remaining olive oil over medium-high heat. 
  10. Add the bell peppers, shallots, and rosemary, then sauté for 3 minutes. 
  11. Stir in the broth, scraping the pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. 
  12. Stir in the vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, then cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  13. Serve the bell pepper mixture over chicken.
  14. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining me once again for another delicious meal. I predict plenty of other chicken dishes in the very near future, so stay tuned! Have a great day and happy blogging to all! <3