Chicken Murphy
Recipe from Family Circle

Stir in slices of cooked hot Italian sausage to add even more zing. Cut down or omit the cherry peppers for those who don't like a lot of spice.


Chicken Murphy

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Ingredients
  • 2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • 4   
    cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1   can 
    (28 ounces) whole tomatoes
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 1 1/2  pounds 
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1   
    large red sweet pepper, seeds removed, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2  
    large sweet onion, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 4   
    hot cherry peppers, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 1/2  pound 
    orzo, cooked following package directions
  •  
    Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
Directions
1.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant. Stir in tomatoes with liquid, salt and pepper. Break up tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2.
Add chicken, sweet peppers, onion and cherry peppers. Cook over medium-high heat, covered, for 5 minutes. Turn chicken over and stir peppers and onion. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until internal temperature of the chicken registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.
3.
Serve with cooked orzo. Sprinkle with grated cheese, if desired.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 528, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 99, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 56, fiber (g) 5, pro. (g) 50, sodium (mg) 927, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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