Chicken with Pesto & Peppers in a Cast Iron Skillet

Healthy Living, Recipes

“Here’s a recipe that’s right up my alley — delicious, full of produce, and only one pan for a quick clean up!

The variety of onion, peppers, and tomatoes is a tried and true flavor combo. The poblano pepper, however, may be new to some of you. It is generally a mild pepper, but some may have a bit of a spice profile. It adds a great additional flavor here. 

Be adventurous and select something new, by serving this atop a whole grain or vegetable pasta. That way, this hearty meal will be just right for a wintery evening.” 

Karen Ostrum, MS, RD, CDN

Director of Dietary, Sisters of Charity Hospital

⏲️ Ready in: 45 mins.
🍳 Prep: 15 mins.
🍽️ Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Wegmans Pure Olive Oil
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Poblano pepper, cored, seeded, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup) (wear gloves while handling)
  • 1/2 white onion, peeled, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus additional to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, plus additional to taste
  • 1/2 of a 5 oz pkg BelGioioso Freshly Shredded Asiago (Cheese Shop)
  • 1 pkgs (about 1 1/2 lbs) Wegmans Organic Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut in thirds
  • 1 pkg (1 lb) Wegmans Campari Cocktail Tomatoes, quartered
  • 11 cloves Wegmans Cleaned & Cut Lightly Seasoned Roasted Garlic, larger pieces halved
  • 1/2 of a 6.7 oz jar Italian Classics Basil Pesto Sauce
  • Fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped, for garnish

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is per serving
Protein: 43g
Added Sugar: 0g
Fiber: 4g
Carbohydrate: 14g
Sodium: 960mg
Cholesterol: 115mg
Saturated Fat: 7g
Fat: 28g
Calories: 490

Preparation

Cooking Option 1 – Oven Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 12-inch cast-iron skillet with oil. Add red peppers, Poblano peppers, and onions to skillet; season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Top with cheese.

Add chicken to skillet; season with salt and pepper. Arrange tomatoes around sides of skillet. Top chicken evenly with pesto and garlic.

Roast 45-50 min, until internal temp of chicken reaches 165 degrees (check by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of chicken). Remove skillet carefully from oven using oven mitts; garnish with parsley.

 

Cooking Option 2– Grill Directions: Preheat grill on HIGH. Coat 12-inch cast-iron skillet with oil. Add red peppers, Poblano peppers, and onions to skillet; season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Top with cheese.

Add chicken to skillet; season with salt and pepper. Arrange tomatoes around sides of skillet. Top chicken evenly with pesto and garlic.

Reduce heat to MED; place skillet on grill. Close grill lid. Cook 30-35 min until internal temp of chicken reaches 165 degrees (check by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of chicken). Remove skillet carefully from grill using oven mitts; garnish with parsley.

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* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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