Say that three times fast. It sounds like… something else.

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Exciting right?! Hmmm… maybe not.

 

So.

 

I think you should slice some peppers. Red, green, yellow, orange… you know, that sort of thing. Purple if you have them. Saute them in some olive oil. Because what good would they be if you didn’t? Really. They will get soft and sweet and juicy.

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Marinate some chicken. Overnight is best. Two hours is acceptable. 30 minutes is doable and what usually happens because who thinks 24 hours in advance about chicken? Not I.

 

Combine them in a skillet. Or a pan. Whatever you want to call it. The only thing that matters is that there is only one of them. One skillet. Easy and stupidly simple. Peppers, chicken, peanuts. Sear, bake, eat.

 

I’m pretty sure we just cooked dinner together. That was fun. High five.

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There are all sorts of crazy delicious things going on in this skillet. Crispy, seared chicken and crunchy peanuts and caramelized peppers. I’m in it for the marinade. And the nuts.

Skillet Chicken with Peppers and Peanuts I howsweeteats.com

Skillet Chicken with Peppers and Peanuts

serves 3-4

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used large ones)

1 each: red, green, yellow pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

chicken marinade ingredients:

1/3 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup sherry wine

1-2 tablespoons brown sugar

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

2-24 hours beforehand, combined marinade ingredients in a baking dish. I always tenderize my chicken with a meat mallet, but it isn’t necessary. Add chicken to the marinade and let marinate for 2-24 hours, turning occasionally to coat. I always let me chicken sit at room temperature in the marinade for 30 minutes before cooking.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

When ready to cook, heat an oven-safe (I used cast iron) skillet on medium heat. Slice green, red and yellow peppers. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to skillet and add peppers with a pinch of salt, reserving a few pepper slices. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Push peppers to the side and turn heat up to medium high. Add chicken breasts and sear on each side until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. After the second side has seared, top the chicken with reserved pepper slices and add the entire skillet to the oven uncovered. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from over and immediately top with peanuts. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with brown rice.

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Things will be more exciting tomorrow. Less peppery. More buttery.

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104 Responses to “Skillet Chicken with Peppers and Peanuts.”

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    alexandra — May 25, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    This looks devine! Hello tonight’s dinner.

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    Hannah (Hannah Lives) — May 25, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    Yum. I want to add lime zest, juice, and cilantro to this and pretend I am a Thai food expert. And afterwards bake cookies and call myself a dessert connoisseur. And all of a sudden it doesn’t sound so bad to be unemployed!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 7:52 am

      I think that would be soooooo delicious. My husband? Not so much. He likes things plain. Booo.

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      • Lisa @ Healthful Sense — May 25th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

        My husband too! He doesn’t like too many flavors or weird combinations of ingredients. Just plain BBQ chicken and grilled peppers.

        • Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} — May 26th, 2011 @ 10:45 am

          Fortunately my husband would eat this with the lime juice and cilantro, my kids not so much. Actually only my 9 year old would eat this minus the pepper and onion. But that means more for me, hun! :)

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    Blond Duck — May 25, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    Love this!

    You should enter the Pond’s writing contest!

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    Krystina (Organically Me) — May 25, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    Man, I cooked with a purple pepper once and it made me so happy. I like purple things.

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 7:52 am

      Me too. Like shoes.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — May 25, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    so many colors! i don’t love peppers, but I think if they’re cooked and caramelized like this they’d be a winner!

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — May 25, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    I like the way you cut those peppers. And I look forward to tomorrow!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 7:51 am

      Thanks!

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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — May 25, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    I think it looks delicious! Peppers and peanuts..YES please!

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — May 25, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    I’m making this tomorrow night — I need time to get chicken and let it marinade.

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 7:51 am

      I’m so impressed you’re thinking ahead with your chicken!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 25, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    Great idea! Any way of making my chicken taste like peanut butter makes it more appealing:-)

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    Fallon — May 25, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    Sounds delicious. Light meals like this during the summer is perfect. On Sunday I had made a pasta bake and we seriously were sweating while trying to eat it. LOL

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 7:51 am

      LOL!

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    Cpwalk2 — May 25, 2011 @ 7:49 am

    I was going to make something similar for myself tonight, though the noodles have soy sauce and peanut butter in them. I will now combine the two recipes into one bowl of deliciousness!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 7:51 am

      Yum! Share your results!

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    Erica — May 25, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    Stir fry is SO my go to meal. I like adding chopped nuts- makes it feel extra special.

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — May 25, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    Love that additional colored dish in the last few photos. It really makes the chicken pop. Nice shots!

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    Cait @ Beyond Bananas — May 25, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    Foods with pretty colors always taste the best.. so I would defintely think that this would taste AMAZING!

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    Tricia — May 25, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    “Say that fast three times”. Ha! Yes, I got a laugh out of that. Looks good. But, first I have to make that iced mocha. Still dreaming of it after seeing your photos.

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 8:13 am

      Oye… I can’t stop with the mochas. Yikes.

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — May 25, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    You’ve got me on the marinade too! This sounds delicious… now if only bell peppers weren’t still so freaking expensive, I’d be all over this!

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    Shugary Sweet — May 25, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    The marinade looks great. Thanks for sharing. I love easy dinner ideas!
    Aimee

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    Gen — May 25, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Yum! That chicken looks tasty! Also, can’t wait for tomorrow’s recipe! :D

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    Alexis @ There She Goes — May 25, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    super simple and delish. lurve.

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    Kim in MD — May 25, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    YUM! I love the colors in this dish! I can’t wait to see what buttery recipe you post tomorrow! :-)

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    Molly @ RDexposed — May 25, 2011 @ 8:48 am

    I love bell peppers! And I’m pretty sure I have enough peanuts to make this from my 5 flights this past week!

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    Kelly — May 25, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    Looks wonderful!! I love all the colors!

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    Alaina — May 25, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    I love how bright and colorful this dish is!! And I love marinated chicken/peppers over rice. :-)

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    Evan Thomas — May 25, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    Yumm. Any way to have peanuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I’m on board.

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    Erin — May 25, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    The textures and flavors of this dish sound great. And I too fail at planning in advance when it comes to marinading meat overnight. I have a tendency to go to the grocery store every day right before cooking whatever it is I plan to make that evening.

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    Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries — May 25, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    I love the colors of all of those peppers combined. It’s nature’s candy! This recipe looks super healthy and satisfying, plus I love the addition of peanut.

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    Elizabeth@The Sweet Life — May 25, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    What a beautifully-colored dish! Yum.

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    Sophiegoose — May 25, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    The peanuts are a nice addition, I love a little crunch in my meals!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) — May 25, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    this looks awesome and I love the brightly colored POP of the peppers.

    And peanuts (or peanut sauce!) with anything makes me happy :)

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    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food — May 25, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    Love this! Lee will definitely appreciate the new chicken dish! :-)

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — May 25, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    This chicken looks awesome. My husband is a peanut sauce fanatic so the saucy chicken and chopped peanuts would probably be gobbled up in our house!

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    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food — May 25, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    ohh I love the addition of the peanuts, so unexpected and adds a welcome crunch, YUM! :)

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    Shanna, Like Banana — May 25, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    I’ve been tossing cashews in a lot of my dishes — adds such punch. Love.

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    Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] — May 25, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    I always laugh when I read your posts. Looks delish!

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen — May 25, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    Yum! This looks really good! I love me some sauteed peppers.

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — May 25, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    This looks really tasty! I rarely cook chicken, but the peanuts totally won me over. What a yummy combination!

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    Maria — May 25, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    I bet the peanuts add a nice crunch!

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    Natalia - a side of simple — May 25, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    Peppers and peanuts together? Almost as good as loving coffee ice cream and hating coffee. You’re on a roll, and I’m enjoying the ride :)

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    Stephanie — May 25, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Looks yummy Jessica!!

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    Cookbook Queen — May 25, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    I love that you added nuts!!

    Wait, that sounded weird too…

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — May 25, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    I LOVE bell peppers. They are probably my favorite veggie! I wish they weren’t so darn expensive though. But I will definitely be trying this!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

      They do cost an arm and a leg.

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    francine — May 25, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    hahahaha, “say that three times fast…” that’s so funny! (i’m 26 but apparently i have a 6th grade boy’s humor)

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    Heather @ girlyeverafter — May 25, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    I’ve been on a pepper kick for a while. I love the chicken and peppers together, match made in heaven.

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    Jessica @ Bake a Little — May 25, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    Chicken and peppers is my standard meal so this alternate is greatly appreciated! I cannot wait to throw some peanuts in there! :)

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    Window On The Prairie — May 25, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    Love just about anything when it is in a stir fry. Quick and easy, my kinda cooking. :)

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    • Baking 'n' Books — May 29th, 2011 @ 12:20 am

      Ditto – so versatile.

      I’m also addicted to peppers…not gonna lie…it’s the pretty colors of the red, orange and yellow. Even when I don’t want them, as soon as I open the fridge door and seen them – the color gets me!! …it’s like watching commercials for pizza and having to have it!!…but, uh, different…because y’know – nothing competes with pizza ;)

      …well, pizza with peppers is good too! :)

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    Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free — May 25, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    I always forget to put peanuts in savory dishes! Thanks for the delicious reminder!

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    Kerry — May 25, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    Lol. I said it three times, then giggled. Your blog is better than coffee in the morning, which I suppose isn’t that much of a compliment since you hate coffee. Anyways. This looks delicious. It reminds me of a stir-fry dish my mom used to make when I was little… except I hated it then because all I cared about was PB&J. I can’t wait to try this!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

      Thanks Kerry! :)

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    Katrina — May 25, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    Mmmm such a tasty combo.

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    Anne — May 25, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    i just subscribed to your blog a couple months ago and have been faithfully keeping up every day. i LOVE your posts and i think you’re hilarious! thanks for all your sharing. :)

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

      Thanks Anne!

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    Even though I am a vegetarian, I look forward to reading your blog and “veganizing” your recipes because they are so creative!!!!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

      Thank you so much Nichole! That is a HUGE compliment to me. :)

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