This is guaranteed to make your whole house smell wonderful… basal and oregano have the most wonderful scent together. Facebook friends, go to my blog for the Full Recipe and yes this is my Kitchen in the pics, not much to see but it’s my home. This was enough adding some basmati rice on the side and some steamed broccoli to make two frozen dinners for work and one healthy dinner for Allen the night of cooking.
It also was very cruel to the kitty kats because they were begging for whatever might fall off my fork. Fat chance of that.
- 1 10 Oz Bag of Frozen Tri-Color Peppers (Trader Joe’s Melange a’ Trois)
- ½ 8 Oz bag of Frozen Chopped Onions (Kroger Recipe Starters)
- ½ Cup dried Basil (Thanks to Costco)
- ⅛ Cup dried Oregano (Watkins Organic – make sure you don’t use the cheap stuff. Most Oregano sold in America is actually Mexican Sage… the true Mediterranean Oregano is more fragrant and so healthy for you)
- 2 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or 1 Large Breast Plus Three Large Boneless Skinless Thighs Chopped in cubes
- Olive Oil to coat pan
- 2 Cans of sliced button mushrooms stems/pieces DRAINED
- Black Pepper
- Start By adding the bag of peppers to a large skillet. The skillet that is pictured is called an “Every Day Pan” It’s my go-to kitchen item and is my most treasured pan. I prefer stainless steel as I have the same one non-stick but the coating has became cruddy. I add Olive Oil to the pan and wipe with a paper towel to distribute it before I sauté the peppers. I cook the peppers until they start to brown.
- I add the onions after the peppers are browned… then I add the oregano and basil. I drop the chicken in… pepper the chicken a bit and then stir everything up well. It’s important that everything get coated well by the basil and the oregano. I cover and let it steam for two minutes so that the dried herbs can reconstitute a bit.
- Pour the sauce on top… for this batch I used a simple Primavera sauce that I bought on clearance at a salvage store. I paid $0.50 for the jar. A marinara or any basic quality tomato only sauce is good. I do not recommend Ragu or the canned variety. It has a terrible flavor… buy quality sauce… check your salvage stores, you can almost always get the good stuff cheap. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
I made a batch of Success boil in bag brown rice… and steamed some fresh broccoli. I serve this over rice and topped with broccoli and fresh grated parmesan cheese.