Chicken is one of my favorite foods. I guess I like chicken so much because there are so many different ways to serve chicken. It is important to remember that raw chicken can carry harmful salmonella bacteria, which can cause food poisoning. By following a few easy steps when handling raw chicken this problem can be prevented. Always wash your hands with soap and water after you touch raw chicken. Also, make sure that all the surfaces and utensils in your kitchen that have come in contact with raw chicken are washed thoroughly with soap and water. If bacteria are transferred to work surfaces, utensils, or hands, they could contaminate other foods, as well as the cooked chicken. Chicken should always be cooked completely before eating. You should never cook chicken partially and then store it to be finished later, since this promotes bacterial growth as well. Okay, so with that said, I thought I would share this easy “Pollo con Peperoini Bell” Chicken with Bell Pepper. I like to use different colors of bell pepper in this dish, if I can find them. It doesn’t really change the taste of the dish if you only use green bell pepper, but the different colored peppers make the dish look more appealing.
Ingredients – four servings
1 chicken – cut into 8 pieces
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion-chopped
4 bell peppers-green, red or yellow-sliced
½ cup water
Salt and pepper to taste
2 sprigs Italian parsley-chopped (optional-garnish)
Place the flour and salt and pepper in a shallow dish.
Add the chicken pieces to the flour mixture and coat chicken on all sides.
Transfer coated chicken pieces to a plate.
Heat a sauté pan over medium heat.
Add the olive oil and onion to the hot pan.
Cook the onion until slightly browned (about 5 minutes).
Add the pieces of chicken to the pan and brown on both sides over medium heat.
Add the pepper slices, lower the heat and add one glass of water.
Cover pan and simmer for 40 minutes stirring occasionally.
Place chicken on a serving dish and top with the cooked pepper and onion mixture. Garnish with Italian parsley.
I hope you enjoy this Italian recipe for Chicken with Sweet Bell Pepper.
Con tanto amore