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Lemony Spanish Pepper Chicken

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs and 1/2 cup pepper mixture)

Ingredients

  • 8 (6-ounce) chicken thighs, skinned
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper strips
  • 1 1/2 cups green bell pepper strips
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

Nutrition Information

  • calories 267
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 7.8 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 2.4 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 39.4 g
  • carbohydrate 8.7 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 161 mg
  • iron 2.8 mg
  • sodium 609 mg
  • calcium 40 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle the chicken with oregano, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and saute 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn chicken over; top with bell peppers, rind, and juice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan. Combine broth and ketchup in a small bowl. Stir ketchup mixture into pan; bring to a boil. Serve pepper mixture with chicken.

Cook's Notes

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