Chicken Pepperoncini

11 Apr

Tonight was a total experiment gone wrong delicious…. I was craving something spicy and needed something quick so I threw a few ingredients together that sorta sounded good and went for it.

When experimenting, it is best to follow some sort of outlying plan. Since I was craving something spicy, I needed to first pick a pepper. I chose to use pepperoncinis (banana peppers) because my old stand by… the jalapeño… just wasn’t doing anything for me tonight. Then, I needed to pick a cuisine. Pepperoncinis always remind me of antipasto, the salad at Olive Garden, and Papa John’s pizza. So I figured I’d go the Italian route.

I rummaged through the pantry and fridge for all things Italian. I grabbed a can of diced tomatoes, peppers, and onions, a small can of sliced mushrooms (fresh would have been so much better but I didn’t have the option), a jar of pepperoncinis, and 2 chicken breasts. Ah… on my way to a great tasting dinner!

Chicken Pepperoncini

Servings: 2
Time: 15 minutes
Level: Easy (Have I ever done anything hard? Maybe one day…)

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
sprinkle of Italian Seasoning
sprinkle of salt and pepper
sprinkle of garlic powder
1 can diced tomatoes, peppers, and onions, drained
1 small can sliced mushrooms, drained and rinsed
4-5 pepperoncini, sliced

Season both sides of the chicken breasts with Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper, and garlic powder. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown chicken breasts on both sides. Pour the can of tomatoes, peppers, and onions, mushrooms, and pepperoncini slices over top of chicken.

Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink and is cooked throughout. Cook time will depend on the thickness of your chicken. Yum!

– Try serving over a bed of brown rice to help absorb the delicious juices.
– Use fresh mushrooms if you can.
– Add olives if you like them.
– Top with a little cheese… any Italian variety will do.
– Serve with warm crusty bread.


7 Responses to “Chicken Pepperoncini”

  1. lifecoachabby April 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    That looks great. I love chicken with mushrooms.

  2. Mindy@whiskibusiness April 11, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    What a great post!!I’m a pepperoncini junkie, really I have two big jars and I eat ’em for my after dinner snack—my BF thinks I’m cwazy, oh wait I AM!!!! HHAHAHA!!! I’m looking forward to this one.

    • Sunny April 11, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

      I always grab one off of the salad bar at work when I’m not quite sure what else to eat. They are definitely mild enough to eat on their own! Yum!

  3. Anonymous April 12, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    This looks like it would be very tasty. I love the way your pictures show the real thing. You can almost smell and taste it just by seeing the pictures!

    • Sunny April 12, 2011 at 10:02 am #

      Thank you! I am trying to get better at taking pictures. It is hard to have natural light at night when I’m cooking!

  4. thecoffeesnob April 12, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    I love chicken done any way and this sounds incredibly delicious!

  5. Firefly April 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Another yummy chicken dish I love it!

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